Programmatically enable Enterprise keywords in SharePoint 2010


Introduction: 

Enterprise keywords are used to tag the documents when uploading the documents in the document library. Enterprise documents can be enabled in both SharePoint lists and libraries. Enterprise keywords - Terms are stored in a non-hierarchical way and available for users to key in which is known as folksonomy (free tagging). In this article we will be seeing how to enable Enterprise keywords for a list using SharePoint object model.


Prerequisites:

  1. Managed metadata service application should be configured. 

  2. Web application should be associated to the Managed Metadata Service Application.


Programmatically Enable Enterprise Keywords:

To enable Enterprise keywords through UI refer http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/anavijai/7633.

To enable enterprise keywords using object model do the following steps:

  • Open Visual Studio 2010. 

  • Go to File => New => Project. 

  • Select Console Application template from the installed templates. 

  • Add the following references.

Microsoft.SharePoint

  • Add the following namespaces.

using Microsoft.SharePoint;

  • Replace Program.cs with the following code.

using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using Microsoft.SharePoint; namespace EnterpriseKeywords { class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://serverName:22222/sites/Test/")) { using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb("BL")) { SPList list = web.Lists.TryGetList("dl"); if (list != null) { SPField field = list.ParentWeb.AvailableFields["Enterprise Keywords"]; if (!list.Fields.ContainsField("Enterprise Keywords")) { list.Fields.Add(field); list.Update(); Console.WriteLine(field.Title + " added successfully to the list"); } else { Console.WriteLine(field.Title + " column already exists in the list"); } } else { Console.WriteLine(list.Title + " does not exists in the site"); } Console.ReadLine(); } } } } }

  • Build the solution.

  • Hit F5.

  • Go to the =>Permissions and Management => Enterprise Metadata and Keywords Settings.

  • You could see the "Enterprise Keywords" enabled.


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