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RE: Lookup column with distinct values?

RE: Lookup column with distinct values?

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Hi ,

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I don't think you can remove duplicate values in this scenario. Because, for a list item,  the value saved in a lookup field is not the display text, but the link to the list item in the parent list. For example:

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http://XXX.XXXXXXXXXXXX/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&ListId={6F72018C-4480-4391-BD31-8DC60FAE41EB}&ID=2

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Though the display texts of the items are duplicate, their links are unique. They are actually not duplicate values.

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My suggestion is create a new list and add a "Type" column. The values in the "Type" column are distinct values. Use this list as the parent list of the lookup field.

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