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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Custom Inerited Note Field 255 character limit and no HTML for Editing?

Two issues I have with the same column type. Using Sharepoint 2010. I created a custom Content Type (for use as news articles content Type) and added a couple of custom columns. I have a issue ...
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Content Type Created By, Created On, Last Modified

I'm looking to determine who created a content type and when. The standard page for a content type does not provide this information. Can someone direct me to where I can find this information in ...
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Content type not showing up after publishing to hub - what am I doing wrong?

Here are the steps I am taking Updating the existing MDS to enable hub (setting URI to a specific site collection) Update the content type in the site collection to be set to publish Run the timer ...
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Permissions on Content Types?

I am using sharepoint 2010 and made my own content type that inherits from the page content type. This content type is in a folder called "content types" I am having a weird problem where if the user ...
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Do Site Templates include content types in site collection

I had created custom content types in site settings that I was referencing with a list on a site. When I did a save as template from the site, would that have also saved the content types? I passed ...
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Changing OOB content types on selected lists

My customer want to have a global taxonomy for all content. I have created content types that inherit from the usual content types (Documents, Pictures, Pages) that will contain this taxonomy. To ...
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How to update choice field options with a feature upgrade?

I created a feature with a field definition with choices. These choices are bound to language dependent resources using the $Resources:file:key system. Resource files are included. As the feature is ...
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How do I set dynamic values for an SPFieldChoice?

I want to add choices programmatically to an SPFieldChoice so that its select box has values with Current Year - 5 to Current Year + 5. What is the best way to do this? Ex: 2005 2006 2007 ... ...
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Original creation date of word document

I have a word document created in, say, July 10 2010. When i upload it to sharepoint (say August 5, 2010) its creation date vaalue in sharepoint will be in Aug 5, 2010, and i can't find any trace of ...
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Defining using xml a content type, custom column and list instance in single feature

Is it possible to define a content type, a custom column, a list instance and associate the contenttype to the list using xml, all within the same feature or do they need to be seperated into seperate ...
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Restrict search to one field in a content type?

Simple question really how can I restrict the SharePoint search to only search against one field for a content type. I can create a scope for the content type but how do I go about restricting the ...
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Content type eventhandlers gets bound to list

I have a custom parent content-type on which I apply 6 event-handlers. I then have 24 content-types based off of the parent content-type - thus inheriting the 6 event-handlers. - All defined in XML I ...
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Solutions for a long list of content types

We have a library with about 18 content types available when creating a new document. I know our users will not like the long dropdown list that is rendered when clicking new document. Are there any ...
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SharePoint 2013 Search Issue

We have setup SharePoint 2013 on windows 2012 server. It is have cumulative update until August. Its version is 15.0.4535.1000. I have created two site content type of document type. Both content ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Create link to document library content type

Have a document library with multiple content types, each using a template. Example, user click on 'New Document' > 'Content A' and a Excel form will open. I'm trying to create links (buttons to be ...
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Can Sealed Content Types Be Deleted or Modified Programatically

I am creating some content types programaticaly and have set the sealed flag to true which seems to prevent deletion by users and code. First how can it be deleted? Second, what is the proper way to ...
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DIP not displaying when doc template saved on SP

I have saved a document template and a Document Information Panel into a templates library in SharePoint 2013. If I associate the document template using a url to a content type (eg. ...
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How to create a search scope for content type in a sub site?

I have parent site i.e sharepoint.microsoft.com & a sub site sharepoint.microsoft.com/child/ Now a content type named "Problem" in created in sub site. I would like to add this content type in ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': The parent content type specified by content type identifier 0x0101 does not exist

I have created 80 content types. some of them are inherited from some other content types. I have placed all the content types in feature in such an order that parent content types are at top. But ...
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Copying content types along with the Infopath Form from one library to another in SharePoint 2007

I am trying to copy a Infopath Form from one library to another ( archive ) in SharePoint 2007 with all of the information available in the first library. In other words, I do not want only copy the ...
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Issue with lookup column in subsite

I add lookup columns with a elements.xml file and like everyone else I had issues with them once deployed, i.e. "Get information from:" was empty for the lookup list. I found ...
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Content Type Lifecycle management best practices

I saw thisarticle in the link below and I wonder if you could help me with some questions I have http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee330223(v=office.12).aspx In our current project, which we ...
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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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Help Return Lists With With No List Items

This is my first time posting and I'm looking for some help, so hopefully someone has an answer. I used the search, but didn't find anything. I created a custom list definition, and content type ...
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Loading NewForm based on Content Type

I am using the Training Fab 40 template to build a training site in MOSS 2007. I have another content type for my Course list. I want to load the NewForm.aspx based on Content Type selected. The two ...
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How to associate a list workflow to list-specific (not site) content type

I am trying to make a workflow for a specific list content type. Unfortunately, there seems to be no option to do so. I can create a list workflow in SP Designer but can't find an option to associate ...
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Programatically update field/column name in a list on all sub sites [Powershell]

What I want to do is with a Powershell script programatically go through all subsites in a site collection and change a column name in a list from "Web" to "Site". So in easier words: Go through ...
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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 best way to provision Content Types and managed metadata columns in SharePoint 2010

What is the best way of provisioning ContentTypes, Columns and Metadata columns in SharePoint. Keeping in mind that we have two approaches of 1) SP object Model and CAML (declarative way). Which ...
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Can I create a template from a list?

Can I generate a word template, containing information from a list? Suppose I have a list containing "department addresses", and I want to generate letter heads for each department automatically, ...
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How to add required column comments in library Sharepoint Fundation

I try to add required column "comments" in library but I have problem, when I add column and I check in "Require that this column contains information:" when I try to save this file (.doc) I don't see ...
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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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Why aren't my custom SharePoint content types inherited by libraries?

In MOSS 2007 (the same in SharePoint 2010), I have created a custom content type "CustomPage" which inherits from "Page" in a new content type group "My Custom Columns". Then I have added some custom ...
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How to reference a column in another content type?

In simplified form: I have two content types representing documents and folders. Thus, content type MyFolder has parent type Folder, content type MyDocument has parent type Document. What I want to ...
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Using tokens in custom list forms

I am deploying a list using Visual Studio 2010 that is based on a content type I created. The list also uses custom new/edit/display forms whcih I created using SharePoint Designer. I achieve this all ...
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Best way to copy content from one SharePoint instance to another?

I need to migrate approximately 20k documents from one SharePoint instance to another. These documents are broken up into about 6 content types in the source instance and will be going into 4 ...
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Content Type Issue while migrating from SP 2007 to SP 2010

I have migrated a content Database from SP 2007 to 2010. When i check the list settings, i can see that it has been associated with a content type . But when i check it in the site content type ...
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Creation of a “Attend” button under each Event

I would like to ask if somebody could advise me how to create an "Attend" button in the Event form which appears when clicking on an Event. The goal is that there is a list of participants visible ...
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One list, multiple content types: wrong New Item forms

I have set up a list with two content types. When I click the New Item button, a dropdown is displayed which contains the two content types. So far so good. However, the forms behind those buttons are ...
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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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Document IDs on existing Lists with inherited Content Types not showing

I've got some existing lists that have custom content types inherited from the Document content type. I've activated the Document ID Service feature, and any new lists I create using the same content ...
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“Invalid Field Name” Exception when using Provisioning

I wanted to create a site template package. Instead of going with a custom site definition, I planned to go with the recommended "Provisioning Provider" technique. The solution was going just fine. ...
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Content-type columns not showing

I have created a SharePoint project in Visual Studio 2010 using the SharePoint 2010 empty project template and have added a ContentType project item and populated the generated elements.xml with the ...
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How to search by content type?

How can you perform a search using content types. For example, I want to search for all documents having content type "ct1" and where the field "fld1" contains the word "finance"? Is this ...
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document properties wiped out when saving a new version of office document

I use the SaveBinary() method of the SPFile class to save the new file to an existing document library item. The problem is, if this document library item is an Office document, the SaveBinary() ...
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Can't seem to group by content type in document sets

I created two content types based on Document, no extra metadata, called Status Report and Timesheet. I then created a content type based on the Document Set called Project. Added a couple of site ...
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Content Type, document template and forms authentication

I have a custom content type defined, with a document template, similar to below: <ContentType ID="0x010100120A74C7DFDA4C6fA8C3E519B41F421E" Name="My Excel Library" Group="My ...
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Generic routing rule => Content type gets wrong value

We've about 100 content types. For 10 of those content types I've created a specific routing rule. The other 90 content types are catched by a routing rule with as content type our base content type ...
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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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Updating an existing content type field link by JSOM

I have a content type and I would like to set some field links to hidden. The code runs perfectly, but for some reason, when I check in the UI if the field link is hidden, the changes are not applied. ...