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I have a request list with different content types set up for different types of request. I would like to show a different CEWP at the top of each form depending on which type of request is being made. I do not have access to SharePoint Designer. Is there another way to create different .aspx pages for different content types? OR can I conditionally show different CEWPs on the single newform.aspx? Currently I link to the different content types NewForm.aspx by appending the content type ID to the URL. Thanks

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    Why different CEWPs, and not the same CEWP that shows different content depending on the content type? – Christophe Nov 3 '16 at 1:52
  • +1 for @Christophe... this make sense as it would be easier to control content in single CEWP than adding different CEWP for different content type.. – Siddharth Vaghasia Nov 3 '16 at 6:57
  • Yes that would work. I don't 'need' to have two separate CEWPs. How can I show different content in the one CEWP, depending on content type? Thanks in advance – Bee Doh Nov 8 '16 at 1:28
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Unless you create your own URL to NewForm.aspx without parameters,
the ContentTypeId is by default present as a QueryString parameter.

So you can add some JavaScript to that single NewForm.aspx (edit in advanced mode) just before the table of the form, that matches by ContentTypeId and prints a header.

If you don't have SharePoint Designer add a ContentEditorWebPart above the Form in the page.

<script>
    JSRequest.EnsureSetup();//proces all parameters from the URL Query String
    var ctID=JSRequest.QueryString['ContentTypeId'];//get the ContentTypeId from the URL
    var titles={
        '0x0100223....010019ABEA5C55C59D4383F98D5A938894D8' : 'Expense',
        '0x0100223....02006C9B8D0CCE23024EA3A01C9A93FAFBB3' : 'Invoice',
    };
    //get a defined Title or the CTId when it isn't defined
    var title = titles[ctID] || ctID;
    //directly write the Title in the document (so the CEWP must be at the top)
    document.write( String.format('<h1 title="{1}">New: {0}</h1>', title,ctID ));
</script>

Always get the correct ContentTypeId

After pageload the ContentType info is always present in:

WPQ2FormCtx.ItemContentTypeId
and
WPQ2FormCtx.ItemContentTypeName

But you better make sure you reference the correct WebPart (WPQ2 most of the time)

  • Thanks Danny. I understand how to add code to a page using a CEWP webpart, but JavaScript is beyond my abilities. Does that code cause a different heading to display for each content type? ie if content type id = '0x0100223....010019ABEA5C55C59D4383F98D5A938894D8' , the form heading will be 'Expense'? – Bee Doh Nov 8 '16 at 1:37
  • Yes. I added some comments. Use JSFiddle to play with JavaScript snippets. Note that JSRequest is SharePoint specific code. – Danny '365CSI' Engelman Nov 8 '16 at 9:06
  • Hi again, I'm making progress, thanks, but could you show me how to stop an additional title being added after each time I create a new request? After I have made a few requests, the following gets added to the bottom of the code: <h1 title="0x0100FBA03415B8BE3B4996DAB90AD509E44C">New: Domestic / Trans-Tasman</h1> <h1 title="0x0100FBA03415B8BE3B4996DAB90AD509E44C">New: Domestic / Trans-Tasman</h1> <h1 title="0x010069D1A9F47BFC3B49B9F65DEDD7EEBD2200D7C5BB9689E71340844DB3B320C02E8A">New: International</h1> – Bee Doh Nov 9 '16 at 22:56
  • Yes document.write will always add a line. You have to learn more JavaScript to add a DIV element once and change the innerHTML of that DIV – Danny '365CSI' Engelman Nov 10 '16 at 7:42

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