Enable Enterprise Metadata Keywords in SharePoint List


In this article I would like to share the procedure to enable the “Enterprise metadata keywords” in a SharePoint List or Library.

Procedure to Enable the Enterprise Metadata Keywords

Use the following procedure to enable the enterprise keyword for your list.

Step 1: Go to your list in your site, the list that you want to enable the Enterprise metadata keywords for.

Adding New Item in List

Step 2: Then click on the list settings from your list on the top ribbon bar as shown below:

List Settings in SharePoint

Step 3: On the list settings page, select the “Enterprise metadata and keyword settings” in the Permission Management system section.

Select Enterprise Metadata from List

Step 4: Then check the “Add an Enterprise keywords column to this list and enable keyword synchronization” as shown below:

Add an Enterprise Keyword Column

Step 5: Finally click on the “Ok” button to save the Enterprise Keywords settings.

Enterprise Metadata Settings

The Enterprise metadata Keyword column will be available in your list.

Enterprise Metadata Keyword Column

Note: Follow the preceding procedure to your library also.


In this article we have explored how to enable the Enterprise metadata keyword in the SharePoint List. Happy Learning.