A content type is a reusable collection of columns and settings that can be applied to a certain category of SharePoint content

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Can I create a single content type to use on a list and a document library?

I want to create a single content type to define columns for both a SharePoint list and a Document Library in SharePoint 2013. I have tried creating a Content type with Items as the Parent and added ...
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Does all external SharePoint data have to flow through BCS?

I was asked the question why I need access to BCS Services and have been tasked with documenting "ways to access external data in SharePoint' I've read one article after the next regarding external ...
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Is a ContentType worthwhile/necessary in this situation?

I'm creating a custom List Definition. I've previously been told that I should create a ContentType, and a ListDefinition from that. But this seems to mean a lot of duplication in my project files. So ...
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Trying to hide the title column the sharepoint way

I am currently just messing around with defining lists via the elements.xml Content Type <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"&...
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Mysteries of the ContentType Inherits attribute

When defining content types in SharePoint 2010, there is a new Inherits attribute. According to the SDK: The value of this attribute determines whether the content type inherits fields from ...
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Content Type Column Removal

I have a few Content Types that inherit from a base Content Type. These are all wrapped up as part of my solution. I wondered, as it is possible to add additional columns to a child Content Type ...
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Best way to get CAML for a custom content type

I am trying to get the CAML for a custom content type that I am creating. What I am really doing is creating the content type in Visual Studio 2010 and then deploying that content type to my sandbox. ...
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How to save checked value/state from radio button in an Html page form to custom list in sharepoint online 2013

I have a working loop that finds all the input tags in a Html form. My problem is that it wont save what state the radio button are in to the custom list in SharePoint online. I have other loops for ...
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How to restrict/hide OOTB document libraries creation

Is there a way to restrict the out of the box document libraries like "Document Library" "Picture Library" etc and just have custom document libraries being shown in the pop-up below?
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Is it possible to use powershell to change the content type of a page layout after its been uploaded to a masterpage gallery?

Im trying to automate as much of the upgrade I am working on and one of the manual steps is to change the page layout of 5 root webs of site collections, each of which has to have this new page layout ...
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What are the big no-no's that break content type inheritance to a site?

In my organization I have experienced that suddenly the inheritance have been unintentionally broken to a site, so that new lists or subsites only have local - obsolete versions of the content types. ...
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Content Deployment job failing because of mismatched feature versions

I have content deployment (using database snapshots) configured between an authoring and production SharePoint 2010 environment. I have a feature called PublishingContent_ContentTypes which I ...
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Publish contenttype after activating feature (Office 365)

I've created a Contenttype and some fields in a visual studio project. They are deployed when activating the "Content types"-feature. But here's the problem: I want them to be deployed to the Content ...
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Why is a workflow, which is associated with a content type, not associated with a document of that content type?

We have Sharepoint 2010 and MS Word 2007. I have the three default workflows (Collect Feedback, Approval, Collect Signatures) associated with a content type based on the document content type. When ...
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How can I get a tree view for content types out of the metadata navigation hierarchy in a document library?

I have a hierarchy of content types that's currently two levels deep, and could go to three. These are for legal documents and may ultimately be used as templates in Word... which is why I opted to go ...
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Error building a content type in SP 2007

I have an event handler that catches an ItemAdding event and changes the content type on the fly. This is my code to build the content type: SPContentType baseContentType = web.AvailableContentTypes[...
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Unable to filter items inside my Content Query web part, if filters are based on 2 columns that are defined inside different CT

I have the following:- Team site collection, which have a content type named “Shared CT”, with fields such as ID, title, name, description, etc… Inside the Team site collection I have two sub sites; ...
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Content Type showing up in edit form?

I have a library with a couple of custom content types all inheriting from Document Set and in the edit form the Content Type field shows up. I would rather remove it because it doesn't make any sense ...
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Problem with Localization of ContentTypes

I've developed some content types. There are no resource files in my solution. When I'm deploying them to an English team site the description is correctly displayed. If I deploy them to a German team ...
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How to Copy Object With a Custom Content Type?

In SharePoint I have created a custom content type at the root site level. It's a "described folder", inheriting from the folder type and adding an extra column that can hold a textual description. I ...
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Make Link to a Document more user friendly

The way Link to a Document works is that I need to go to the place where I want the link to appear. Click this content type and then provide the URL to the document in some remote location. This makes ...
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Error while form opening if it is created from SharePoint Designer

I got stuck! :P My goal: New form in source library ====> New form in target library [both web-browser enabled, following Infopath templates] Using "create list item" action within a workflow (...
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A change to the 'required' value of a site column not reflected in content type

As title suggests, I had a site column defined in the xml of a content type. The site column was required. I have just changed the definition of this field (it is not defined anywhere else in the ...
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Removing Workflow Association on Content type programmatically with push to children

I am required to remove Workflow associations on a content type and from all the child content types deriving from this, as well as the list content types, deriving from the derived. ct - A Site ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Deployemnet from DEV to UAT

I have Sharepoint 2010 DEV and UAT sites. I have made some changes in DEV workflow and I want to deploy the changed workflow to UAT site. I have created the workflow template and saved .wsp file to ...
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Hide SPContenType in use

I'm trying to hide (or remove it from the new button drop) a SPContentType that is already in use via Powershell scripting. Even if before: $SPContentType.Hidden = $true $SPContentType.Update() I ...
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Workflow and Page Content Types

In 2007 I am trying to understand the use of workflows added to page based content types that will eventually live in a page library. If I add a workflow to such a content type then use that content ...
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“No item exists at https://<internal_url>” after file upload when accessing the site externally

I have created a SharePoint 2010 site that is accessible both internally and externally. I have created alternate access mappings for https://<internal_url> (Extranet) and https://<...
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How to make Add new Item link to navigate to Custom Form

I have made Custom Content Type, and List Definition from that Content Type. What I'm trying to do now, is create custom display/edit/add forms for List Item, and when user clicks on Add New Item, ...
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Nested (inherited) content type and inherits false in 2010

I can't find a CAML based solution to the following problem, I appreciate that if I created/edited the content type using the object model it would probably be OK but for this situation I need to use ...
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Will lists inherit the edit form from it's Custom Content Type?

I have created a custom content type and I would like to have all lists that use that content type use it's edit/new forms. Below is the XML i have in my Elements.xml file: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Starting fresh project using Sharepoint 2010 foundation

I have a wss 3.0 site that is working and functional. I didn't wanted to migrate the site to Sharepoint foundation as there are some issues with the site during migration. Also I would like to have ...
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Why is this workflow to create a document from a custom content type just creating a blank document?

I have a document library with a custom (document) content type set as default (the only content type), and I've edited the template to use columns to populate the document. When I create a new ...
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Define queries that are dependent on multiple contents

Is it possible to define search queries like this in Sharepoint 2013 on premises: For all sub-sites which have a list (of content type InfoList) where a particular column in this list has a ...
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Content types drop down list and creating a <Please Select> option

When uploading a new document to a library, I have a list of 10 content types to choose from. However, I am worried that end users will not bother sensibly picking from the list and just pick the ...
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Content types not updating from the hub.

We have a web application for Intranet. Inside this web application I have created a site collection for content type hub, and the Intranet is on the root site collection. Until recently I could ...
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I need help using multiple content types in a wiki page library

I currently trying to used multiple custom content types based off of the wiki page content type in one wiki page library. "Allow management of content types" has been enabled with the designer The ...
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Set Enforce Unique Values for Title Field in Custom List Definition

I have custom content type, custom list definition from this content type, and list instance in my visual studio project. I could not set Enforce Unique Values for Title Field. How can I achieve this. ...
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Issue with Content Organizer Rule for Document Sets in SharePoint 2010

I have created a new custom content type for document sets in SharePoint 2010. This content type is published via a Content Syndication Hub. I have also created a Record Centre site on the same web ...
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SharePoint Framework for Programmatically creating Fields, ContentTypes etc

I am looking for a SharePoint Framework/API which can be used to programmatically create Artifacts like Fields, Lists, ContentTypes etc using SP 2010 Object Model. The objectives are: Provide ...
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Calculated column on Start Date in Calendar List Not working

In SharePoint Server 2010, I have a standard calendar list created with an attached custom content type. I'm simply trying to create a calculated column on the event's start date in the content type ...
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Risk in inheriting from “Event” content type?

I'm looking to inherit from the Event content type (0x0102) to enrich the meta data associated with calendar items. OOTB it's hidden but I've found many blog posts talking about how to get round this (...
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NullReference when creating custom page

I am trying to display content in a formatted, custom page in SP10. I created a content type, I'll call BobType, which uses "Page" as the parent (actually, i've tried it with "Enterprise Wiki Page" ...
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How to efficiently deploy content types to a Content Type Hub

I have set up a Content Type Hub and tested the syndication is working correctly by creating a test content type and watching it be published to the client site. Then I deployed the content types I ...
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How to set columns visible only in Display Form on a Column used by a Content Type

I have a column that we will call C. This Column is associated to a Content Type (CT). If I go to the properties of the CT -> Column C I can set the column to be Facoltative or Hidden: If I put it ...
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Deploying columns with content types in Visual Studio 2010

I've written a feature that deploys new columns along with a content type containing the columns. The feature is Site scoped and written in Visual Studio 2010 to deploy to SharePoint 2010. When the ...
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Sharepoint feature still running after being uninstalled, files removed, IIS restarted

I had created a feature that changes the content type of a folder when it is created, which works fine. However, I wanted to make a change to it by adding another folder for it to work in but after ...
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How do I determine where a content type is being used?

Months ago I made a content type that inherits from the Announcement type. I thought I put it in just three sites to test the content query web part, but I can't delete the type. How can I see which ...
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Sandbox Content Type and Resource (RESX) File

I have a simple Sandbox Solution with a Content Type in it. The Content Type simply inherits from the Item content type. It adds no additional fields to it. I've added a Feature Resource file to my ...
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Content Type Hub push Content Types with Inherit=FALSE

We're deploying our custom content types to the content type hub with a feature. The content type with Inherits="TRUE" gets published to the subscriber sites without a problem. However for all content ...