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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Items in folder not showing after filtering

following situation... The goal: i have a document library with different Project folders. Within these folders are various project files (exel - word - pdf etc.) that belong to that specific ...
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SharePoint 2010 - content-type with large lookup columns

We have to design a content-type with 20 lookup columns. Again lookup columns are dependent on "Managed Metadata" & "User profile" service etc. Is it a good idea to design such CT? If not, then ...
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Document Set - sort by Content Type?

I have a SharePoint site where we use document sets. I would like to sort the inner view by content type. Is this possible? (i know through the GUI it is not possible) thanks I am able to create a ...
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How to provision OOTB CTs (Audio, Video and Image) to Custom WebTemplate

I want to provision Out of the Box CTs Audio, Video and Image to my Custom Web Template which is based on "BDR#0" in SharePoint 2013. How i do this ? Should i need to provision some feature to my ...
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Programatically Assign a content type id to 'CreateTaskWithContentType' in SharePoint 2013

I already have a content type created via the UI that inherits 'Task' and added to the 'Tasks' list. as show below: Via C#, How can I associate this content type id with the ...
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Content type inheritance on Link to Document

I'm working on a reusable workflow in SP 2010 that moves documents through our management chain, where each member of that chain provides metadata input that can't be seen by those lower in the chain. ...
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Document IDs and Content Type Hubs

If i have my content types in a hub (different site collection) and I want to use document IDs on a subscriber site, does the Document ID feature need to be active on both the hub and the subscriber?
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Custom content type columns not getting displayed in document information panel

I created a new content type "Sales Proposal" inheriting from Document content type, which has a few required columns, and added it to my document library. However, when I create a new Sales Proposal ...
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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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Finding the URL for New Item Form - several content types

I am attempting to find the URL for the form to add new items to the list. I have several content types being used and would like to find the URL for each of the content types. On a side note, I ...
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A duplicate field name “GUID” found when adding custom content type to custom list

I've created a custom list with one content type inherited from 'Schedule' (no additional fields). Now I need to add one more content type to the instance of that list in the feature activated event ...
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Removing Content Type: already in use even if removed from all lists

I'm facing a problem with content Types. I added a content type to thousands of lists, added items that uses that CT and now I want to remove it.. The steps I followed are theese: Removed every ...
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Can I prevent author field being populated when changing content type?

I have two content types: Content type 1 only has the standard author field. Content 2 also has a custom field with display name "Author". When I change the content type of a document from 1 to 2 ...
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Easily update site templates

I have created a site with some lists and libraries. I have also set up the quick launch with some items and created a home page with some web parts. I created a template from that site, so I can use ...
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Create a folder structure in a discussion board

How can I create a folder structure in a discussion board? I have already tried this solution: 1) Create a new Site Content Type say called 'Thread Folder' based on the Folder Content Type with ...
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View linking to wrong content type

I have a list that uses three different content types. Content type management is enabled for it. Now, when I create my own view, and set the fields' property LinkToItem to TRUE, the links in the ...
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Site Content Types screwed up. How to restore to default?

I need to change a root site's Item Content Type settings back to the default values. I also need to do this for all other Content Types that inherit from Item. Can someone recommend a safe an ...
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missing content type name and description in the new item dropdown [duplicate]

I have created a content type based on the oob item content type, list definition and a list instance and they are activated via a web scoped feature. It all works as expected apart from one thing. ...
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Hide Columns in Document Information Panel, but show in properties panel

I am trying to hide some columns from view in the DIP, but allow users to change them in the properties panel for the document. I am trying to associate 3 base content types for attaching different ...
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Custom content type for SharePoint2013 Calendar?

I've created custom content type for Calendar in SharePoint2013 that inherits from Event. Now, im having issue with creating/adding a new item in the calendar. SharePoint2013 does not want to save my ...
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Best practice for deploying Site Columns and Content Type

What is the best practice for creating a site column or content type in SharePoint 2013? Is it still recommended to use farm solutions? I was hoping we could do something with the new app model, but ...
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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 ...
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How content type hubs works?

I am really new to that concept, never used before, but after some readings these are my conclusions and later my questions To create a content type hub I need to create a site collection in there I ...
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Programmatically create a new document based on a content type template

As in the title, I need to programmatically create a new document based on a content type template. Does anyone know the best way to do this? Normally, to add files you use Web.Files.Add(), but all ...
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Changed event content type at parent now existing calendar lists content types are _hidden

I am new to SharePoint and I changed the event content type at the parent level. Now existing calendars list content types groups are _Hidden. The calendars also do not work now. Is there a way to re ...
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Building a Custom Edit Form on a Content Type

I've built a custom content type called "Document for Review" and added a few extra fields (as you'd guess it inherits from Document). However I'd only want some of those extra fields to show up when ...
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Column in Calendar says its used by content type, but its not!

I have created a custom content type called Vacation for a calendar list. When I look at the list settings page in the columns section, I find a column called Comments which indicates it is used in ...
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How can I define a “local” default value for Managed Metadata field in Content Type published from a Content Hub?

I am publishing a a Content Type from a Content Type hub. This content type contains a Managed Metadata column. The column has a default value, set in the hub. On a subscriber site, I set a library ...
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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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Can an InfoPath 2010 form be built from an existing content type

I have several custom content types defined in a site collection defined as a hub. These content types have been published and I have some other sites that use these content types. I would like to ...
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Are there any performance thresholds or limits for content types and their children?

We're having an issue with a client who is unable to update a content type's template. The content type is used within about 200-300 sites/webs. When they use the Upload Document page in the Advanced ...
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Document Information Panel (Infopath 2007 .xsn) crashes Word 2010 when creating an instance of the content type, any idea why?

My problem seems to be that whenever I create an instance of a document content type it seems to crash Word 2010, I've tested it on another PC with Word 2007 installed and it opens the document just ...
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Column validation on managed metadata term

I would like to validate when i create a new list item that the metadata item selected is a specific item and not a top level category for example in the above you should not be able to select ...
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Adding “Link to Document” to all document libraries in SharePoint 2010

Is there a way to add the "Link to Document" content type to all existing document libraries in a site/site collection other than editing each one manually? I'm fine to do it with PowerShell if there ...
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Add a field to all the contenttypes of the current list

I have two content types that I want to use to more than one list. I want to add a Field to ONLY one of those lists, but I want to add the field to both the content types of the list, without ...
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Customized Data View Forms with Content Types

I have a list with 2 content types attached. I need to customize the new item form for both content types using SharePoint Designer customizations. The default content type works great and submits the ...
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SharePoint Library - Multiple Content Types - Each Type as a link on page to open document

I have a SharePoint library for multiple request types. Each request type has it's own InfoPath form, which I published to the library as content types. All that is working fine. However, instead ...
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Centrally managing or updating the content types of all document libraries in SharePoint 2010

So I have read articles on Managed Metadata, Content Type Publishing and Editing Document Library templates and while related none of these seem to do what I want to do. I want to add the "Link to ...
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Position of Content Types

Whats the difference in creating a Content Type in the Root Site collection to that of a subweb? I've noticed when created at Root lovel its available to all sub-webs wheras if I create at web level ...
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Sharepoint List - Multiple Content Types - No Default Type?

I have a Sharepoint Calendar List that has multiple content types. When I click the "Add Item" link on the calendar, I am prompted to add information for the default content type. However, I want to ...
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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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Opening newform/editform.aspx in SP Designer for further customization only shows default forms

On a document library I have a custom content type and I want to edit its forms in SP Designer. Going to the library in Designer and clicking on any of the forms in the Forms section shows a seemingly ...
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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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Creating a New Form for content types in SharePoint Designer

This question is specific for SharePoint 2010. I have one list with 2 site content types. In SharePoint Designer, I can create a New Form and specify a content type for that specific New Form. When ...
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How to add a new custom Content Type without disruption?

I need to add a new custom Content Type to an existing SharePoint Intranet site but I want to make sure I do not disrupt any of the data or web parts on the site. What is the best way to go about ...
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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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Propagate Site Column Changes to Pages

Is there a way to change a SharePoint Image site column to enable the use of RichText, and then propagate that change across all sites of the site collection? The issue I am experiencing is that ...
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How to enforce metadata in document information panel in SP2010

My document library supports several custom content types. When "Add new document" is clicked, the Browse dialog for uploading the file is followed by the Document Information Panel which is properly ...
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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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Folder Content type gets lost when using a list template

I created a new folder content type that has several columns of data and then created some folders in a list using the content type. I then created a list template and included content. When I created ...