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I have 2 site collections, A and B.

In site collection A, when I create a new Task List, the columns are (I will call it "Type A"):

  • % Complete
  • Assigned To
  • Body (this one is different)
  • Due Date
  • Predecessors
  • Priority
  • Start Date
  • Task Group
  • Task Status (this one is different)
  • Title
  • Workflow Name
  • Created By
  • Modified By

In Site Collection B, the newly created Task List will have columns like this (I will call it "Type B"):

  • % Complete
  • Assigned To
  • Description (this one is different)
  • Due Date
  • Predecessors
  • Priority
  • Start Date
  • Status (this one is different)
  • Task Group
  • Title
  • Workflow Name
  • Created By
  • Modified By

It seems like these are two types of Task List. I use the same method to create the new task list:

Site Actions - More Options - (Filter by List) then select "Tasks"

There are some existing Type B Task List in Site Collection A, but when I create new ones, they are always Type A. How can I create Type B Task List in Site Collection A?

I hope this is not too confusing...

Thanks!

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Go to list settings of both lists and look at what content types they are using. Try to match content types in use and you are done! –  Prashant Lakhlani Oct 31 '12 at 8:57
    
Hi Prashant, Thanks for your reply. I can see they are different content types, but how do I match content types in use? –  Lin Zhang Oct 31 '12 at 21:49
    
You can click on add existing content type and add the missing content type. You can click on content type and remove it if you dont want it –  Prashant Lakhlani Nov 1 '12 at 1:37
    
The content types on both sites are called "Task" and they all inherit from the "Task" content type (ctype=0x0108). So I can't add the "missing" content type... –  Lin Zhang Nov 1 '12 at 23:02
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You have to create a Task content-Type that inherits from Task, and then create a list template that specifically uses your content-type.

It may be a little tricky but check On-Line documentation for the correct mark-up for Lists and Content-Type definition.

You might have to deploy them using a solution.

Hope it helps.

The custom content type creation can be seen here. http://jsuhail.blogspot.com/2014/06/create-custom-outcome-options-in.html

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Thanks TheBigCheese, all my Task List Content Type inherit from Task Content Type (0x0108). They just worked differently... –  Lin Zhang Nov 1 '12 at 23:31
    
It's the same. You can also hide or remove the unwanted fields. If you wish to keep the same workflows running on top of them, I think you can set only the display name. –  TheBigCheese Nov 2 '12 at 9:55
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