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  1. bef
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    same issues i faced. please some one help with this issues.

  2. Emily Dorsett
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    Did you ever find a solution for this?

    • Michael Harley
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      I did.

      In short, open the site in SharePoint Designer. Click Lists and Libraries, click “Edit list columns” in the Customization section. Find Name in the list then click Administration Web Page on the toolbar. Change the required status to optional or hidden depending on what you need.

      The optional status isn’t there depending on what content type your task lists have in it but if you’re able to reduce the content types in your task list to the basic task list, it should give you the option to make name optional… or at least it did for me.

      I’m going off memory so apologies if some of the exact menus or names are a little off.

  3. Frode Ressem
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    Why had Name become required? In other installations of SharePoint the Name field is not required…

  4. Raghav
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    This is crazy. But thanks for the solution!

  5. Crystal
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    I bumped into this problem with a list with a custom list content type. I needed to add about 1500 rows of data to the list.

    Here’s what worked for me:

    1) Created the list, applied the content type and added a single item.
    2) Set the Title on the Item content type to Optional
    3) Added the Title column (linked to item with the edit menu) to the view as the first column <–This is important
    4) Export the list to an Excel spreadsheet. This creates a table.

    5) I had an original spreadsheet containing all of the data so I had to copy/paste my original data into the new Excel spreadsheet that was exported making the added data part of the table.

    6) Since I had no data for the Title field in the first column, I just copied whatever was in Column B but it really does not matter what goes in there as long as its something.

    Then I was able to copy data from the table in my Excel spreadsheet into the list via Quick Edit without getting the error. It may be a round-about way of getting it to go but it worx (numerous times).

    The trick is that even though the Title column was not chosen as the view and set to optional, it is baked into the List content type.

    If it was a Library, the Name column is baked into the Document content-type so you would have to add the Name column initially and then remove it from the view later.

  6. sidsood123456789
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  7. Chris Kessler
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    I don’t even have ‘Name’ listed when I go to “Edit list columns”. Not sure why I am getting this message, we have been inserting into this table for a while.

  8. Valarie Henschen
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    The actual reason for this error is due to columns missing that are listed as “required.” It may not be the “Task Name” column, as indicated above. The more you customize your NEW TASK page, the more likely you are to receive this issue.

    To resolve, ensure that any MANDATORY fields on the NEW TASK page are included as columns on the task view.

  9. Ricardo Diaz
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    In Sharepoint online + new custom list. Adding the Name column to the view worked for me. I guess the

  10. Kyle
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    Wait you just post your problem and never update it with the solution?

  11. Steve Giano
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    Just a quick detail for those who do not see the Name field in SharePoint designer and, thus, cannot get to its Administration page.

    The internal name of the field is FileLeafRef

    So, if you open the Administration page for any of the other fields (for example Title) in the SAME list, simply change the ?field=Title to ?field=FileLeafRef

    So,
    Before: https:///sites//_layouts/15/FldEdit.aspx?field=Title&List={########-####-####-####-############}

    After: https:///sites//_layouts/15/FldEdit.aspx?field=FileLeafRef&List={########-####-####-####-############}

  12. Robert Hinkle
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    I believe you need to change “Allow management of content types?” in Advanced Settings to “No”.

    I had this issue too, but when I made this change it worked for me to load thousands of rows of data even though there was no “title” or “name” field/data.

    • Eugene Victorov
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      Thanks Robert, that worked.
      Looks like content management infringes Task’s requirements for obligatory/optional fields.

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