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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how to remove a published content type from subscribed site collections

I have a small Visual Studio 2010 project with one farm level feature that I deploy to a site collection which is configured as my content type hub. The FeatureActivated event adds a site column and ...
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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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What is the name for the Excel Spreadsheet content type in SharePoint?

I know this is a really basic question, so I'm sorry in advance for my ignorance. I want to be able to add an Excel Spreadsheet as a content type for a document library (also PowerPoint presentation ...
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DIP doesnt update when fields are added or removed from content type

Im just wondering whether anyone has ever come across a problem where adding or deleting fields in a content type does not update the DIP?
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Required field in custom content type not required in custom list instance

I have an issue with a custom SharePoint 2013 solution. Among other components, it consists of: a feature with several custom fields with different types, some of which are taxonomy fields, a ...
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I do not see the hidden fields in list settings

I am using sp 2010. I have an old library which is using a contenttype. This contenttype is comming from a content type hub. I created a new library. I set the same content type on this library. I ...
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Can I show only 3 contenttypes in the dropdown “New Document” in the ribbon?

I am using sp2010. I have a library with 10 content types. These 10 content types are needed. In the ribbon there is a button "New Document". When you click on the arrow you see a dropdown menu with ...
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My List Content Type is no being found by SPMetal

I am trying to use Linq to Sharepoint for some custom reports but I am running into an issue trying to setup SPMetal. I generated the class but for one of my lists "ListA" only ID and Title fields ...
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Populate SiteColumn type choice field with List Items

I am building a SP app in VS2012 and need a content type field to show a dropdown choice list with items from a list within the app itself. To keep thing simple: List1 has a FieldX column with ...
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Enabling Content Types in Document Library using JSOM

I created some JavaScript Code whose purpose it is to create a Document Library, enable Content Types in it and add another content type. I added it to my SharePoint 2013 environment using the script ...
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Why would a content type column not show up in library settings?

Background I have a content type (CT2) with 7 site columns. CT2 inherits from CT1 which has 3 columns. We are using CT2 in several document libraries. In one document library The columns for ...
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Sharepoint Change Content Type Dropdown

SharePoint ChangeContentType DropDown I have attached an application page to the custom document based content type as its edit form. That content type is being used in a document library which has ...
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How to display the wiki page histroy and created by fields inside the related page layout

I am working on a publishing site collection using the Enterprise wiki template, and I want to modify the default EnterpriseWiki page layout to display the following columns: Page Version. Created ...
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Making column required is only possible after it is added and edited (happens in content type only)

While creating columns in content type the option of Require that this column contains information is disabled so I cannot make the column required. But once I save the column and edit it I am able to ...
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Will lists inherit the edit form from it's Custom Content Type?

I have created a custom content type and I would like to have all lists that use that content type use it's edit/new forms. Below is the XML i have in my Elements.xml file: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Feature based XML vs. Object Model: Which is better for content type development?

I've been researching a few different ways to create content types and I recently discovered that you can use the Object Model to do this. All of the examples I have found online typically use XML ...
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Create Custom Ribbon Tab with New Document Flyout

My boss wants me to assume that the clients are complete idiots and that the standard document tab with all the options is too scary even with all the options grayed out. He wants me to create a ...
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Associate an existing site column with a published Infopath content type

I've created an Infopath form and published it as a content type to my SharePoint site. What I am trying to do now is modify the form (and content type) to include an existing site column that was ...
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Create Custom Content Type using Client Object Model

I need to create custom content type from a given guid for a SharePoint site using Client Object Model. However, in the constructor of ContentTypeId ctid = new ContentTypeId() there is no facility ...
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Alter content types and site columns at the root site level after uploads

Does anyone know how to add or delete content types, and site columns at the root-site level, after they have been used in libraries? If I have a content type that is used in several libraries (with ...
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Re-attach Event Receiver to library

Using SP 2010, we created a content type with an event receiver bound to the content type. The ER is an ItemDeleting ER that prevents deletes from the library. When we create a library and attach the ...
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Set Enforce Unique Values for Title Field in Custom List Definition

I have custom content type, custom list definition from this content type, and list instance in my visual studio project. I could not set Enforce Unique Values for Title Field. How can i achieve this. ...
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Declaring content type again in list definition

I have seen an implementation of SharePoint list definition, where the developer declared the definition of the content type again inside the list definition, when I asked him why it's like that, he ...
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Hidden attribute on content type

What's the use of hidden attribute on content types? I set a content type to be Hidden, it doesn't not show in the New list, but when I set it as default content content type, and click add new item, ...
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How to update content type to include additional lookup fields for all instances of content type?

I have created a lookup field as a site column in my root site. The field also brings several additional columns showing information from the list. It is used in a root site content type. I have ...
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Changing a custom content type's icon, possibly with javascript

I have a document library with multiple cusotom content types derived from "Document Set". They all show up with the same icon in a general list view. Here's what I would like to do: I'd like to ...
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When uploading office document using content type, createdby/modified by is not showing as current user

This issue may look strange. I will try to explain in several steps. I have one sharepoint online site with one document library and 4 content types associated to this document library. All content ...
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Dispatcher feature; receive Mail with multiple attachments

The task is to receive mails with multiple attachments, create a dedicated item per attachment and forward the single attachment to lists, or to different recipients (other e-mail accounts). Can you ...
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CreateTaskWithContentType - The content type of a workflow task must be derived from the Workflow Task content type

I have build a workflow with task list which use two content types for SharePoint 2010. In my workflow I want to use the activity CreateTaskWithContentType which should create a new workflow task. The ...
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How does Content Type Inheritance interact with retention policies?

Are there any issues with defining retention policies on a hierarchy of custom Content Types? I want to be able to define retention policies in a flexible manner, with a root Content Type that has the ...
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AddContentTypeField - cannot add field to Content Type

I have a list with content type in it. I'm trying to add a field to this content type so I can use it in the library. Here's I've added Elements.1.0.0.1.xml file to Content Type: <?xml ...
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How to create link to create a custom content type in Site Actions menu?

I am new in SP2010 and I want to ask if anyone knows how to do the following. I have made some new custom content types based in the Article page (Publishing page) and assigned new layouts to them. Is ...
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How to make Choice Column with different options per Content Type?

I have a Content Type A which can have Status 1 or 2. I then have Content Type B which is a child of Content Type A, which can have Status 1, 2, 3, or 4. Both A and B will be in the same list. ...
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Issue with Content Organizer Rule for Document Sets in SharePoint 2010

I have created a new custom content type for document sets in SharePoint 2010. This content type is published via a Content Syndication Hub. I have also created a Record Centre site on the same web ...
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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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How to add document to doc library with lookup columns

I am creating an upload program that needs to be able to upload documents to my document library. This document library is configured to allow content types, and I am getting all of the columns from a ...
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Content Type and Required fields in the form - How to ask in form for Required Values

Everything is going good, when I adding single document, by add document. I have got a form with required field by content type. And I could choose optional Content Type. But when in Sharepoint 2013 ...
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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. ...
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Add custom folder programatically to Document Library

I have a custom Document Library that has a custom content type which is an extension of a Folder (just adding some more fields). I'm trying to, in code, add a new item of this content type to the ...
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Can we add Site Column to All Content Types?

Like OOB, Can we add Site Column to All Content Types using server object model? Thanks
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SharePoint 2010 Document Set New Documents Button

I am implementing a Document Set based case management solution - positioning the case file as a Document Set Content Type then having Document Content Types for documents required within the case ...
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Can you set the content type with SOAP by Name or only by ContentTypeID?

I'm trying to update the ContentType of a file as it uploads by name rather then ContentTypeID and it doesn't seem to be working. I'm just wondering if this is even possible to do or can you only ...
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Insert SharePoint metadata into excel cell

What is the best way to create a system that inserts metadata fields of the document in SharePoint in a cell in Excel? I've done this behaviour multiple times in a Word document using the 'Quick ...
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Crawled Property with accountname of “Person or Group” Site Column in SharePoint 2010

I created a custom content type that includes a custom site column "Owner" of type "Person or Group". Now i need the accountname/login name (for exc. domain\usera) as a crawled property to include it ...
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Mass content type editing

I would like know how to change the content type of bulk files/multiple files as currently once I uploaded a quantity of files I'm only able to modify the content type one at a time. Moreover, is it ...
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Deployment content type on production using a wsp

I've create a lot of custom content types in a Visual Studio Solution on the development environment. Everything works fine, and I deploy everything to the content type hub using Visual Studio (I've ...
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Content Types from Hub not showing up in sub site

I have the following web application MainWeb And within that application i can 2 site collections as follows / /sites/home I have created a Content Type Hub on my main site collection ("/") and ...
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What does this page represent?

I am sure this is a really simple question, but can anyone tell me what this page represents? I know it is not my site collection page nor is it central administration. The reason I am asking is ...
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Content type scoping

Why can't content types be web application or farm scoped? What are the issues because Microsoft did not allow this?
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Publishing Pages Caching Old SIte Column

I have some publishing pages that are using custom content types. Within the content types is a site column of type choice. I’ve update the choice values of this column and all have made sure that ...