SharePoint Field internal names vs titles

Oct 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Is it possible to get the internal names of the fields rather than the display names (titles)?

The list of available fields is given with the field titles. So when I change a title and refresh the available fields I have to redo the mapping.

Also it is not possible to point the solution to another instance of the same site in another language because the field titles will be translated.

Jan 23, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Actually, the internal names are used - not the display names.

For sharepoint, when you create a list, it uses the textual name for the internal name initially.  Then if you rename it, it will be different.  If you want to point to another site, you need to create both lists using the same textual names - and then rename them. It helps to know how you created the initial list first - and then rename the fields after, or else when you create the second list - it will use the 'renamed' fields to be the id which causes problems.