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In my SharePoint I have added metadata to my document library (to avoid a complex folder structure).

How do I display these columns in Teams?

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Hi Anne, I’m not on expert on Teams but I don’t think this is available today. However, more integration between SharePoint and Teams is planned and I think we will hear more specifically around metadata in the Ignite conference timeframe i.e late September. Hoping other Teams experts such as @Anne Michels and @Karuana Gatimu might add Microsoft insights on this topic.

Hi Anne,

right now this is not possible in the "Files" tab of Teams.
You can however create a new tab in your Team, showing your SharePoint document library directly.
There you will have your metadata, views, etc available, since you will have the "full" SharePoint experience.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jonathan

Solution
Not available Today directly through the Files Tab so what you have to do is just add access to your document library using the Document Library Tab or the web one
Just the website one works with metadata :).

Yip, i have been waiting for this a long time. :(

I do think it was announced that teams will support Metadata earlier this year.

For now not even linking a doc library to teams will show Metadata even if the document Library has got metadata that has been configured in SharePoint.

I've found this frustrating for a while given that the underlying file structure is provided by a SharePoint document library. You can view the files (with folders created for each Channel) in SP and create and use metadata there but this isn't surfaced in Teams. I don't see there's much value in creating a separate SP doc library, although there may be in linking to an existing (related) one and you've still got to open this in SP to use any metadata in any case.
You can use metadata if you use the website tab and link to the library instead of using the SharePoint library tab option. It was a little buggy when opening certain documents but it worked. Just give it a few weeks we will have SharePoint bliss inside of Teams.

It is still not there in the standard files tab and the document library tab. The only option is to create a Website tab and past the link of your view in the url

no, still not there..We just have to keep waiting I guess...

 

Adam

It's not great. When using the website tab, it loads the library to the target folder, but then nothing is clickable. I really hope they figure out how to make the SP library view the default. It's far more useful.

Shouldn't this be an item in user voice? I think this is the basic thing if you want to provide collaboration inside Teams.  

it's coming... someday..... should be live by now, not sure what the hold up is again this time.... hopefully anytime now.

I need this function, too. hope it will come immediately.