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Multi line text field in SharePoint Hosted Add-In not editable

I cannot edit multi line text field (plain text) in a list item. This is about SP 2013 On-Premises.

If I deploy the same Add-In to SharePoint-Online, the fields are editable.


     Group="X Demo Tool">

The field is bound to a content type:

 <FieldRef ID="{7937B753-CAE7-48EC-B959-7535430E17E3}" DisplayName="Beschreibung" Required="FALSE" Name="ZDTDescription" />

The content type is bound to a list

 <List xmlns:ows="Microsoft SharePoint" Title="XX" FolderCreation="FALSE" Direction="LTR" Url="Lists/XX" BaseType="0" xmlns="" EnableContentTypes="TRUE">
       <ContentType ID="0x0100EB40867FFF3940909FB4ED22DE1A1EE1" Name="XX" Group="Demo Tool Content Types" Description="Create a new XX" Inherits="TRUE" Version="0">
           <FieldRef ID="{7937B753-CAE7-48EC-B959-7535430E17E3}" DisplayName="Beschreibung" Required="FALSE" Name="ZDTDescription" />
       <Field ID="{fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247}" Type="Text" Name="Title" DisplayName="Model" Required="TRUE" SourceID="" StaticName="Title" MaxLength="255" />
       <Field ID="{7937B753-CAE7-48EC-B959-7535430E17E3}" Name="ZDTDescription" DisplayName="Beschreibung" Type="Note" NumLines="6" StaticName="ZDTDescription" RichText="FALSE" Required="FALSE" Group="X Demo Tool"></Field>

If I create a new list item or open a list item in edit mode, the multi line field is not editable. The HTML-Markup is missing the data:


If I verify the list fields, list content type fields and site content type fields, everthing seems to be OK.
In a list view, I can see the value of multi line fields (added through ListInstance)

When I get the ShowInEditForm property of the field by Powershell, I get null.
If I then assign $true to ShowInEditForm, I still cannot edit the field.
If I determine the property again, PowerShell is returning true.

Please note, that everything is working, if I deploy this Add-In to SPO, no matter if I deploy it to a classic site or a modern site.

What am I missing?

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Hi @RonnyLewandowski-0283,

I created an SP2013 add-in with the above field/list but it works fine here.



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Baker Kong

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RonnyLewandowski-0283 answered ·

Hi Baker Kong,

thank you very much for your quick response.
Yes, I know, it should work like this. The question is, what could cause such behaviour.
May be some sort of policy?

best regards, Ronny

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No body?

If I add a description to the multi line text field, this description will get rendered as a <span>-Tag but still the text filed is not editable. I also deployed the add-in to a different site collection with the same error results.

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