For some reason, on this content-type which has the value of "SL Document" set as their parent in my content hub, it shows up like this in my Document Library content-type settings:

Content-type with wrong parent

If I then click on that parent link, it reloads into a page called "Site Content Types : Site Content-Type ", and the correct parent content-type of SL Document is listed.

Throughout all of this, my parent content-type's metadata column of "Classification" is missing in the document library. I have republished the parent a few times now, waited a day, and the "Classification" column is not coming through. In the screenshot, you can see that the column from the parent called "Keywords" (multi line type) is coming through. I am out of ideas here, and Microsoft Support has been looking into this for weeks now without any progress. All help is appreciated!

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We recommend that you perform the following troubleshootings:

1.Add a new site column in the parent content type(Site Content Type), please make sure whether to check the "Update all content types inheriting from this type" option.

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2.If it still does not display, please go to the Document library and delete the content type, and then add it again.

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3.If it still doesn’t work, I suggest you delete the parent content type(Site Content Type) and recreate it.

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  • Thank you for your reply. I tried step 1 and 2, and the new test column from the parent, AND my problem column from the parent, did not show up on the content-type before and after removing and re-adding it Unfortunately, I will not be able to delete the parent content type. It is being used on live sites already.
    – Mysticode
    Commented Jun 7, 2021 at 23:52
  • Hi Mysticode. This is indeed a very unusual phenomenon. I suggest you create a new site content type to see if similar problem occur. Commented Jun 9, 2021 at 10:28
  • I am working with Microsoft SharePoint engineers on this issue.
    – Mysticode
    Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 21:18

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