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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Design Manager crashes when loading snippets

I'm having issues with the SharePoint 2013 Design Manager, so far I've - created a new content type that inherits from the Page content type - created a new page layout in the design manager, using ...
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Can a content type item inherit sibling column values from lookup column item?

Here is how I have my lists structured - in case it matters, List A does not currently utilize Content Types. The problem is in the List B view of Site Column B. Since Content Type Y doesn't ...
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How do you deal with content type ids changing using a site template

I have a site where some of my custom newforms test to see which content type has been selected so that an appropriate lookup column is displayed. The new form tests for a specific content id and ...
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Content Types “New Item”

I am working on the Knowledge Database in SharePoint, so I have created several content types with lists. I want customers to be able to create a new article and get a different FORM based on the ...
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What is the “Content Type” option in survey branching for?

When defining branching logic in a SharePoint survey, one of the options in the "Jump To" dropdown is "Content Type". What is the intended purpose of this option? All I can tell is that if I set it ...
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Retract solution (WSP) in Visual Studio 2013 - Delete Content Types

When I use Retract command in VS 2013 on my WSP, content types do not get deleted on the site. So whenever I want to update content types, I need to recreate the site. I've done some analysis on this ...
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SharePoint 2013 multilingual libraries

I have created custom SharePoint web template. It contains custom libraries, events, site columns, content types, etc... Now I need to implement it to multilingual, so I can use English and German. ...
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Filter content types based on folder properties

Given: some Content Types with "categories" multi-value property (sample values are: "legal consulting", "accounting consulting"); some folders each one with a single value "category" property ...
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Metadata column in list with custom contenttype is not “linked” to termset

I have built a little solution (c#), which creates a SiteColumn (TaxonomyField), ensures that the DefaultTermStore has the group and termset I want to link to, creates a ContentType which uses that ...
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Include creation time in managed property for SharePoint 2010

I've added a managed property "Created" and mapped it to Office:12 and Basic:15. It now displays the creation date of the documents. However, I need the time as well. It only displays the date... How ...
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Setting Required Managed Metadata Column to hidden with default value?

In a Content Type, I have one managed metadata column (which is required) I want to set it with default value and set it to hidden using powershell. I want to clarify if it possible to hide a required ...
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Upgrade existing Site Column in SharePoint-hosted app

My Scenario: I have a SharePoint-hosted app with several Lists, Content Types and Site Columns. Now I would like to add some new choices to an existing Site Column (Choice Field). The Problem: When ...
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Better Way To Find A String In A SubString In SharePoint EventReceiver

I am trying to create an EventReceiver that works for more than one Content Type. When new Content Types are added in future I need the EventReceiver to still keep working. My content types will ...
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Content Type in share Point 2013

How to create content type and attach that content type to list?What happens when I delete the particular content type?
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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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Template updating for old documents

I have a document library in SharePoint site. I created content type inherited from document content type. Created content type has additional fields. I set document template for created content type. ...
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How to find changed content types in audit logs

I have auditing enabled and have generated the content type modification log in excel format. I need to figure out how to find a specific content type that was modified. Any pointers?
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How to create an multipurpose event receiver

I want to create an event receiver that I'll attach it to content types across 4 site collections. The content type is being made programmatically, so no XML definition. Also, I want to create an ...
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Workflow - How to show a field without clicking “show more”

I have a SharePoint workflow with a "comments" field I would like to display when a user is completing a task. For my "Reviewer Comment" site content type, I have the ability to select one of the ...
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Is it possible to enable content types and use a document template?

I have a library that uses a document template, and this is essential to the process that uses the library. I want to enable content types so I can remove a certain field from the edit item and view ...
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How to set default value to CT column using powershell

I want to set the default value to a Content Type managed metadata column, I want to set the default value using powershell and want to set it to hidden. How to accomplish this?
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Hide content type from the new menu but show in edit form

SharePoint Online, I have following 4 site content types Word Document Excel document PowerPoint document General document These content types are being used in a document library and "Word Document" ...
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Cannot delete content type - possibly because it's referenced in SharePoint's UI

I created a content type to play around with. I created a publishing page based on this content type, but after deleting the page (and clearing the recycling bin) SharePoint won't let me delete it. ...
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How to Insert images and description into a slideshow from SharePoint Back-end

I have a slideshow on the design that I'm converting to SharePoint template. Looking for a way to insert the slideshow's images and description from SharePoint's back-end. Something like a form with a ...
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SPO Content Type Inheritance and Copying Content between Lists and Sites

Let's imagine I got 2 sites on SPO as follows: /sites/sales /sites/projects Let's also imagine I would have 3 content types (in content type hub) with the following inheritance Case Offer ...
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New Form is missing site columns when Content Type was updated with new site columns

I have a calender with Event and Reservation Content Type. I went to both the content types and added 4 site columns (Inspection, Fuel Check, Wing Check and Log Check). Now when I add a new item to ...
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More than one Pages library?

We have requirements where we need to add multiple pages libraries on a site, but this seems impossible to do via both the GUI and code. Is it all possible / supported ?
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How to change the content type of a file with .stp (Autocad file) extension?

I need to upload a file with .stp extension to a document library and set a predefined content type to it using server side code. I am able to add the file using SPFileCollection.Add(string ...
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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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Get ContentType of library when any document is added in Shared Document

I have 3 content type in my Shared document.Now I want to get the content type name when any document is added in shared document programatically. I want to know when an item is added which content ...
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Limit a library to docs based on content-type only

SP 2013 I need to set up a library with the following behavior: Documents can only be added using Files -> New Document (only option here is a pre-defined content-type based on a Word template) ...
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Unable to set calendar event field in workflow

I need a list with all of Calendar fucntions, but do not need all of the columns. So, 1) I have created a custom content type with the same site columns defined in Event content type. I had to move ...
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How to remove Default “Document” CT from custom document Library

I have created document Library programmatically and add some custom Content Types to it. But I want to Delete/remove default "Document" content type from my document library. How i do that ? ...
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SP 2010, Is it possible to set permissions at Content Type Level

Say I have a document Library "TravelRequests" and five different content types associated with library. Is there a way to apply permission for a given content type "ManagerCT"? When managers are ...
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Give permission based on the content type in SP 2013

My list contains 2-3 content types. And based on that content type i want to give permission to the user to access the list.Is it possible to set the permission based on the content type?? If yes, ...
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How can I set the content type during itemadding event

I am trying to set the content type programmatically using an itemadding eventreceiver so that when the user adds a document to a library the content type is pre-selected. I have two content types: ...
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renaming the [Content Type] column

My Custom List is based on Content Types. While modifying the view I get the option to display a column name called [Content Type], but I don't know how to rename it to something meaningful. That ...
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SP2010: How to enforce unique field values for title but only for list items of particular list content types

Given a SharePoint ListA which contains ContentTypeB, ContentTypeC and ContentTypeD, I would like to enforce unique values only for title fields of ContentTypeB, but not for title fields of ...
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Why Content types, from a hub, doesn't allow suscription to old site collections?

I had notice that in SharePoint Online, when I create a content type in the content type hub (http:/my.sharepoint.com/sites/contentTypeHub/), the site collections created before the content type never ...
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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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SharePoint 2010 Calendar Error when change Content Type

Recently a calendar was created in a Site Collection with a personal content type and a personal column. When I tried to save after adding a new event or modifying the event, I have the famous error ...
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Can you have too many content types in a content type hub?

Question For our business requirements we have 700+ content types and 400 site collections. If I use a content type hub will I be exceeding any recommended or hard limit? Some Background These are ...
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Custom List inheriting wrong content type

I have created a sandbox solution with 2 custom lists, each with their own custom content type. When I deploy & activate the solution on my local environment and then activate the schema feature, ...
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Problem with redeployment of Fields, Content Types and List Definitions/Instances

What I did: Create an Empty SharePoint Project Create a simple Text Field Test - (re)deployment and retraction of Solution are causing no problems Create Content Type which consists of this one ...
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Why does SharePoint 2013 Search append “text/html; charset=utf-8 ” to some ContentTypes and how can it be avoided?

I have a question according the Search in SharePoint 2013. My Search does append some strange "Types" to the ContentTypes. For example Documents with a Content Type with the Parent Content Type "Page" ...
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Is it possible to use a Word file with Macros in a Content type

I want to use a Word File with Macros as a "Farm content type" so that everyone in our company is able to use this template to create presentations, ... So when I copy the .dot file to my root site ...
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How can I see who created WebSite content type?

I am using sp 2010. How can I see who created WebSite content type?
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Adding A Button To DisplayForm Ribbon For Specific Content Type

I am trying to add a button to the DisplayForm ribbon that appears in its own group on the ribbon for a specific Content Type in SharePoint 2010. I have the following definition for the group, tab ...
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SP13: Saving PDF to Document Library

My objective is to have a way to save a pdf directly back SharePoint to designated document library. I have multiple pdf documents too. When using a WORD document a way to make sure it's saved to the ...