Differences in required property behavior between modern and classic

Differences in required property behavior between modern and classic

Require that a SharePoint list or library column contain information to help prioritize content management tasks. When information is required, SharePoint will flag the file or list item in various ways.

This article explains what actions cause a file missing required information to be checked out when it is added to a library.

What happens when you add a file missing required information in the modern experience?

If you do this the files is ...

Checked in

Checked out

Upload a file to a library

x

Create a file from the New button

x

Create a new file from an Office client
and save it in a library using SharePoint Online

x

Create a new file from an Office client
and save it in a library using SharePoint Server 2019

x

Move or copy a file

x

Upload from OneDrive sync client

Needs to be setup by your SharePoint admin for SharePoint Server 2019

x

Check in a file to allow others to see it. This is especially important for collaboration.

Select Files that need attention from the View options menu to view all the files in the library missing required information. Open the details pane to fill in required information without leaving the page. To learn more read Prioritize content management tasks with attention views.

Note: Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have opted in to the Targeted Release program. You may not see the change in check-out behavior for creating a file from the New button immediately.

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Check out or check in files in a document library

What happens when you add a file missing required information in the classic experience?

If you do this the files is ...

Checked in

Checked out

Upload a file to a library

x

Create a file from the New button

x

Create a new file from an Office client
and save it in a library

x

Move or copy a file

x

Upload from OneDrive sync client

Needs to be setup by your SharePoint admin for SharePoint Server 2019

x

In the classic experience, a file must have all the required information before it can be checked in.

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