This is one more SharePoint 2010 workaround. If you are using the new functionatilies, probably you will face some issues that may freak you out. An issue I have faced happens when creating a Metadata Column.
In some cases you may get the following message when trying to create Metadata Columns:
“The required feature is not enabled for this column type”
As you can se according to the Figure 1:
Figure 1 – Message
SharePoint 2010 is alerting that a feature must be activated before the creation of the new column. But which feature?
The feature that needs to be activated is a Site Collection Hidden Feature, in other words, it is a Site Collection Feature that is not available for activation through UI, so in this case it needs to be done via script. The Figure 2 displays which feature it is:
Figure 2 – Hidden Feature
This feature can be activated via commandlet in PowerShell by the execution of the following command (note that the Id is the same presented in the Figure 2):
Enable-SPFeature -id "73ef14b1-13a9-416b-a9b5-ececa2b0604c" -Url <Site-Url>
After activating the feature, Metadata Columns can be created without any issues, according to the Figure 3:
Figure 3 – Metadata Column creation
If the message was more detailed and informed the feature for activation, definitely there wouldn’t be the need of creating this post, however this is not the case…lol. This is one more catch that makes you lose time in investigation.
I hope it helps.
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