Office 365, SharePoint Online – add custom tags to your custom terms in library metadata column

Enable metadata terms for document type tagging in your Office 365-SharePoint Online environment

  1. Ask your admin to add term store for you to append terms to if it isn’t setup already. SharePoint central administration > term store > Term set(Doc Classification in this example)
  2. Create a new managed metadata column in your SharePoint document library

    Add managed metadata column in your SharePoint document library

    managed metadata column in your SharePoint document library

  3. In the column settings, make sure to select the term set you want to tag documents with

    Metadata column settings

    Metadata column settings

  4. You can now add New terms to your meta data column.
  5. Goto your SharePoint List Quick Edit > Click tag in the item column and then traverse to your term set, click Add New Item link on top and then type the tag you want to add. Sequence in pic: 1,2,3,4.
    add New terms to your meta data column

    add New terms to your meta data column

    6. You really need to click the tags to add new terms.

The given term is not valid

The given term is not valid

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