As I am experience some problems with updating a content type that should inherit from a content hub ( my previous post ) , I want to know if I could see if a content type is local or inherits from my content hub.

I see in the hub content type that it is possible to cancel the publication. Doing so, according to what I read, all subscriber content types become local.

So, could I check somewhere if my content type is local?

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Maybe there is even an easy way to do that but here is what I just figured out looking through all the properties of my Content Types.

When a Content Type is inherited from a Content Type Hub then the property SchemaXmlWithResourceTokens looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ContentType ID="0x010100EED4D9C563FDC1408AC154B300E928EE" Name="aaa" Group="Custom Content Types" ReadOnly="TRUE" Version="9">
    <Folder TargetName="_cts/aaa" />
    <DocumentTemplate TargetName="" />
        <XmlDocument NamespaceURI="Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy.ContentTypeSync">
        <XmlDocument NamespaceURI="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/v3/contenttype/forms">

The important thing here is the line:

<XmlDocument NamespaceURI="Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy.ContentTypeSync">

That seems to indicate that the Content Type is coming from the Hub.

  • Sorry, but where do I check the content type xml? I cannot seem to find it in Sharepoint Designer.
    – Gyonder
    Jun 17, 2016 at 13:51
  • I use this tool to look through the properties: SPCB Jun 17, 2016 at 14:13

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