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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Page layout not showing Content type fields

I'll try my best to describe this problem as it is quite tedious. We have a sharepoint solution, in where we create Columns that are deployed through a feature. I added my custom columns to a custom ...
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How to remove/hide the title field from a list

I am creating custom list and do not want to use the title. I know I can rename, but I do not want to do that. Some weeks ago I did do this (but have forgotten!!). I went to advanced settings, ...
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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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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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CQWP cannot find Body field in the Announcement content type

I can create a CQWP for the Announcement content type, but when I export the .webpart and add <property name="CommonViewFields" type="string">Expires,Date;Body,text</property> In my ...
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Restrict search to one field in a content type?

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 search to just the one ...
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Create Content type with metadata field

I made the following Powershell script to create a content type with a text field and a numeric field: $url = "http://my-sharepoint-site" $web = get-spweb $url $ctypeName = “Content type X” ...
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Populating a site template with dynamically updating files

I have created a site that I want to make into a template and deploy a copy of roughly once a week. I want each new site to contain a standard set of libraries and folders (I have those - fine so ...
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Custom Field get wrong display name on custom lists

I've declaratively created around a total of 50 custom fields. They are included in a content type. The problem is when i create a custom list that uses the content type the fields get a missmatch ...
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List default content type across a site

Is it possible to list the Default Content type per Library via PowerShell?
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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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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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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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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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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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Add new Content Type to Multiple Document Libraries in SharePoint online(Office 365)

I have one Sample Document Library on SharePoint Online (office 365). this Library has 5 different document content type. And using this Library as a template i have created 300 new Document Libraries ...
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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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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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Library ECB shows “Change New Button Order” for all users

We have a document library which has content type management enabled. The library allows two content types, one based on Document, the other on Document Set. We also have a custom action attached to ...
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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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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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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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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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Content Type issue with the Discussion Board in SharePoint 2010?

I have changed the default content type from 'Discussion' to 'Message' is on the Discussion Board on SharePoint 2010 and reverted to its normal (Now, Discussion is the default content type). Now, If ...
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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 ...