SharePoint Discussion Column provides a custom column that allows users to record their discussion in the item without creating new version or recording empty contents.
The following is a sample to use SharePoint Discussion Column. And here we configure all the settings based on SharePoint 2007 as example.
Members of SharePoint group named "Support Team" need to discuss current task in a list.
The members are as following:
A list Task Arrangement is as following and each task is assigned to a member of the support team.
1. Create discussion column
On the Settings menu drop down list, click "Create Column”.
On the Create Column page, choose Discussion Column, and enter the name (such as Discussion), and then click OK.
Now the discussion column is created in the list as following.
If you select the "Display discussion in all items page" Check box when create a discussion column, the discussion column will be displayed in all items page as following.
Users can enter words in the item which they have permission.
Supposed that Henry has permission to edit the item, after he inputs his words into the discussion field and click OK, the content will be recorded in the discussion history.
Others can view discussion history when he/she edit the item.
3. View discussion
User can view discussion history in item display form:
Now the discussion details show as following.