SPFieldMultiColumn class

Represents a multicolumn field type.

Inheritance hierarchy


Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)


Public MustInherit Class SPFieldMultiColumn _
    Inherits SPField
Dim instance As SPFieldMultiColumn
public abstract class SPFieldMultiColumn : SPField


An SPFieldMulitColumn object emulates a field that contains multiple values. In actuality, the class contains a single string value, in which the values of the various "columns" are separated by special delimiter characters.

Data for SPFieldMultiColumn fields is stored in the content database as a non-sortable SQL data type. For that reason, columns based on the SPFieldMultiColumn field type or on custom field types derived from it are not sortable.

Notes to inheritors

In SharePoint Foundation, columns based on custom field types are read-only in Datasheet view.

Thread safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See also


SPFieldMultiColumn members

Microsoft.SharePoint namespace