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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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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Custom Content Type always results in ArgumentException

I created a custom content type and provisioned it as a solution for SharePoint 2013 (PU March). When I create a new page in a list, bam yellow page of death. To rule out an error I created a custom ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - REST api - downloading file returns incorrect Content-Type

I made the following request to download a file from Sharepoint 2013 using REST api: GET ...
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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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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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Managed metadata vs lookup for column

I have a property content type. I'm wanting to add a property code column which will look up the codes from somewhere else on a SharePoint Online site, where it can easily be managed by end users. I ...
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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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Can I have multiple templates for a content type under “New Documents”?

I am a new SharePoint 2010 user. I have a situation where I need to add templates to a sharepoint library, so when a user selects "New Document" a list of templates displays. Multiple templates have ...
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HELP - Need to restore the Event Content Type in SP 2013

Hoping someone can help...accidentally deleted the "Start Date" and "End Date" site columns and screwed up the Event Content Type. Can it be restored?
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Change content type order via Javascript/ECMAscript

In my SharePoint-hosted app, I use javascript to apply a content type called "Order" to a list in my app. When users click "new item" to upload a document, I want that document to derive from my new ...
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Why the Required property of field is changing to false?

I created site column with Required="true". Then I created site content type and added my column to it . Then I created list, selected "Allow management of content types?" to "Yes" and added my ...
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Get content Type order in C#

I am building a web part that would be added to the bottom of every library view and would display the folder content types making it easy to create a new folder (rather than having to go to documents ...
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Ghost Column in Sharepoint by FieldRef deletion

Let me explain my situation. I have some Document Libaries that derives from some content type some columns. In some of these columns I have (by mistake) add two times the same columns with different ...
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How can I create a Enterprise Wiki pagelayout with a repeating content type?

So this is the situation: my customer wants to have a web service catalog in an Enterprise Wiki. Per service we need to store fields like: - service name - description - goal - status - version ...
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Event Receivers not added when installing wsp

I have a set of event receivers for a SharePoint 2010 content type and Library. Previously, these would install and automatically be activated when I ran a script to install the wsp solution. I dug ...
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ContentTypes and Site Columns via Visual Studio / CAML Query Updates broken

I've been using CAML queries to do list updates for quite some time, but recently they've stopped working, and I have no idea why. Even an extremely simple query seems to be failing. For example the ...
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Add content type from sandboxed solution to list definition (farm solution) does not work

I'm using a sandboxed solution from a 3rd party vendor which contains some site columns and a site content type. I want to add this content type to my document library definition in CAML. But when I ...
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Duplicate Save and Cancel buttons Document Library Edit Properties

I have duplicate edit and save buttons when I edit properties of a document in a document library. I copied this site from another using Manage Content and Structure. The original site did not have ...
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CQWP displays error when pointed at specific subweb

I wonder if anyone can help. I have a content type (FAQ) that I deploy in several different webs. I then use a CQWP to display all the FAQs used (aggregating them from different subwebs). This was ...