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Cannot edit new custom column

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Hoping someone can assist me with this. I am attempting to create custom column in my document library. I have this setup as a site column, and it appears in my document  list, but when I attempt to edit the properties there is no option to update it. I have added the column to a content type that is being used by this library, but no luck. Suggestions?

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best response confirmed by nataliamae (Occasional Visitor)
Solution

@nataliamae This is a default behavior of SharePoint, you cannot assign custom columns to the (default) Folder content type in library. You must have added custom column to the Document content type in library.

 

Workaround:

You can set custom columns for folders in Grid view. Open your library in grid view using Edit in grid view option at the top of library.

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