This question was originally asked by Tom Tucker here: http://stackoverflow.com/users/668950/tom
I am trying to migrate a content type from a sharepoint site in one environment to another. For this reason, I need to use web services. At this point, I am able to get some of the content types metadata via the web service. But I am not sure if I am getting all the metadata. I am using the Webs.GetContentTypes() method to do this.
In the next step, I need to figure out the site columns that are associated with this content type, import these columns, and associate the content type with these imported columns.
I am looking to figure out the following:
- How do I know what site columns are associated with a given content type via web service? Or do I need to create a custom web service?
- How can I be sure that I have all the information required to reconstruct the content type in the destination server?
Any help in any capacity will greatly be appreciated. Thank you in advance.