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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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Dispform.aspx stuck in Classic view mode after addition of content types

I have a large Microsoft List that defaults to the Modern list mode. Recently I was experimenting (bad idea!) with content types. Specifically, what I did was: Enable management of content types in ...
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Report to see where a specific Site Column or Term Set is being used across the entire tenant (50,000+ site collections)

We have more than 50,000 site collections in our tenant and are looking to clean up our Term Store and Content Type Hub. What we need to do is identify where specific Term Sets, Content Types and Site ...
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How to solve content type conflict when another content type uses the same columns (they are both from the Content Type Hub)?

I am using content types from the Content Type Hub site and adding them to another of my sites. When trying to add one, I am getting the message "This content type is published but cannot be used ...
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How can I create a different set of metadata colums for each level of the folder hierarchy?

How can I create a different set of metadata colums for each level of the folder hierarchy? With content types? This seems to just create a new view unrelated to the actual files in a specific folder?
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Sharepoint REST API columns(fields) and content types modification

Does SharePoint REST API have some sort of modification time, flag, change token or ID for columns or content types modification? For example, for a list item i can get last modified time from "...
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SharePoint Online List Content Types not updating from Site Content Types

We are using the Content Type Hub for SharePoint Online and have had consistency issues with changes not being synchronized at the list level since Content Type Publishing changes were rolled out. ...
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How do you hide a calculated column from list content type in SPO?

I have hidden many columns before using the list content type 'trick' but this is the first time I've had to try and hide a calculated column. Obviously I can easily remove it from the view, but it ...
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Update of field's "ShowInEditForm" in a content type is not being reflected

I'm trying to show a special field from a content type in the Edit Form of the Library Invalids. The field is called Invalid. As far as, I can see in the PowerShell, the value of ShowInEditForm is set ...
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SharePoint Content Types (from Hub) and MS changes

I'm provisioning a site through a flow, which in turn executes a Site Design (site script) that creates a library and adds several Content Types from a CT hub. After creating the site I have to wait a ...
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Content type default values not set in documents

I have a few SharePoint sites with document libraries to which I programmatically assign content types from the content type hub, using this new Graph feature: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/...
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Another strange error on GetItems. Missing parameter error, although column isn't mandatory

This question relates to some strange behaviour of GetItems on a list namely a calendar. I got an error message complaining about an unfilled mandatory column when I issued a GetItems request which ...
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Default column values per content type

I remember doing this in the past but now I can't get default values to populate in my columns dependent on the content type. My structure is this: Library Document Set New > A variety of content ...
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SharePoint Online: Content type property not displayed in details pane and content type not changeable

I have a site pages library with standard and custom content types. A user has created some pages with the standard "site pages" content type, but should use a customized "content page&...
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Group by column name and content type in Sharepoint Online

I'm trying to refine our SharePoint List (Office 365). I have searched the Internet for answers but cannot find anything that is usable to me. I am not the tenancy level administrator just a local ...
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When to create a site scoped Content type and when to create the content type on the content type publishing site

In SharePoint we have 2 options to create content types: Inside the site level, so the content type will only be available to that site. Inside the Content Type publishing site. so the content type ...
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"Content Publishing has change.." message when assigning a custom content type to a document library

Inside our SharePoint online site collection >> i created a custom content type named "DC" which has the built-in document content type as its parent. then i went to our document ...
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PnP PowerShell: Copying to _cts folder with Add-PnPFile gives "Access denied"

I am creating a PnP PowerShell script to set up sites automatically in SharePoint Online. The final part of it is about deploying document templates to the content types that we are using. Having the ...
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Change the order of the Folder content type

I have the below form that gets populated on selecting the action properties of the folder. I want to change the order of the content type choices column to assign the second value to be the first ...
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Add a site column to the Folder Content Type

I am using SharePoint Online to store some files in a library. Inside that library, I have some sub-folders, and I created a column and enabled it for "All content types" as below: The main ...
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After file upload: modify properties

First: I am a noob and I use the REST API of SP server with Java, so no SDK involved here. I uploaded a file to a Document set. Now I have to modify the ContentType and some other custom fields (...
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error when creating new page

I have created a new document library on Sharepoint and enabled site pages as well as documents to be created in the content type. However when I click on the create new page link it doesn't load ...
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Sharepoint key filter search doesn't work inside folder

I have an document library with multiple folders. Added an metadata navigation but it doesn't work if I go inside the folder and search for the document. Below image is from the root search. Please ...
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Is there any harm updating the Content Type of Folder to the specific Document Set using Flow?

I have a requirement where I need to create a new document set using Power Apps. Now, that is not supported by PowerApps SubmitForm() function. So I have built a flow that first creates the folder and ...
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Re-set Sharepoint 2013 Content Type for all List Records to Default

I had a SP2010 workflow that switched content types from New Items (the default, used on record creation, which only displayed required fields) to Item, which was the content type that displayed all ...
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List Centralization

Is there a way to centralize commons lists (and their data) across site collections? I understand content types can be shared/published from the contenttypehub but it does not look like this is ...
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Save conflict adding a content type to list after added as allowed content type in site level doc set template. What do I need to wait for or refresh?

So I'm trying to create a new content type at the site level, add it as an allowed content type in a custom document set content type, and then add it to all the libraries where the document set is ...
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How to delete in use content type

I have received a request today to hide/delete a site content type. I thought it is an easy task but it's making me sick. Every time I try to delete the content type I am getting the below error ...
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How to unpublish a published content type in Sharepoint Online if the published content type no longer exists (deleted)

I have a SharePoint Online environment with content types being published by the content type hub. During tests, I created some content types that I mistakenly deleted before unpublishing them. Now ...
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Add and Customize Pages permissions required for Full Control user to add Basic page to document library

I'm an admin on a modern Hub Team Site in SharePoint Online, with Full Control Permissions. I created a Document Library and enabled content types and added the Basic Page type so I can add pages to ...
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Why is a site page converted to a wiki / web part page when viewing the properties?

I created a new page from the main site using the new button. This places a page in the Site Pages library with a content type of Site Page. If I click on the Content Type drop-down it automatically ...
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Is it possible to enable a label and add {Version} on a list content type using code in SharePoint Online?

We are provisioning sites and add site content types directly on them. The users want to be able to add the current version number in documents using quick parts. In order to do this we have to enable ...
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Parent content-type is not displaying properly

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: If I ...
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How to migrate Site Custom Content types to centralized Content type gallery in SP Online?

Is there a way to migrate/move SharePoint Online custom content types which were created in site to centralized Content Type Gallery? I have a site with site content types and I would like to make ...
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Apply the list validation to only certain content types

I have the following formula inside the list validation: =IF(Status="Invoiced",IF([Customer Invoiced Date]<>"",TRUE,FALSE),TRUE)=IF(Status="Commission Paid",IF([...
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Is it possible to prevent content types from other SharePoint online sites to recognized?

When a user from Department A recieve an email from Department B and either open the attachment or save it in SP, it automatically attempts to tag it with the existing Content-Type and Metadata (from ...
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How do I update Content Type Templates with REST api v2.1

I have created a Content Type in SharePoint Online, through the Content Type Hub/Content Type Gallery, and uploaded a Word Document as it's Template. What I am trying to do now is to update that ...
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how to prevent user to change the order of content type

I have 5 folders in a library and each folder is tie a specific content type. I have noticed that users with contribute access can change the content type of the folder by clicking "change new ...
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How to pass the item ID to the ContentType.EditFormUrl inside our SharePoint online site

I have the following CSOM to change the "EditFormUrl" & "NewFormUrl" for a list's content type:- static void Main(string[] args) { //customer sites ...
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The name used for this field is already used by another field in the list. Select another name and try again

I am adding a content type to a library using powershell. But it is throwing me this error: Exception calling "Add" with "1" argument(s): "Field name already exists. The name ...
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Hiding fields in SharePoint Online list

I have a SharePoint Online list, I want to be able to go to create a new item and hide certain fields from users. How do I hide the GeoLocationField in the form only? I was able to hide other fields ...
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Cancel "Refresh all published content type"

I have SP 2013 and we clicked on "Refresh all published content type" at the site collection level (99% of content types come from the CTH). I need to stop the job that's now queued up to ...
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How to set field as hidden in list content type using API?

I need to set field as hidden (not visible on list form) using REST API. I don't know how to setup command. I found location of this parameter in xml but I don't know how to refer and update them, you ...
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How to create searchable Content Types?

I created a document library with quite a large number of content types which I also display as a column in the library, e.g. Brochures, Photos, Technical Manuals, etc. However, if someone types "...
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PnP PowerShell command "Add-PnPFieldToContentType" not working in any site collection

I'm trying to use this PnP PowerShell command: Add-PnPFieldToContentType to assign some site columns to a specific content type. I've connected to the site collection using this command: Connect-...
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Show Child content type columns on list view of parent folder

We are working on a Dynamics CRM – SharePoint integration in which we would like to extend the default integration so our SharePoint site will be more accessible if the site is not accessed from CRM. ...
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Content Type Hub - Cannot delete content type

This has been discussed many times and here is another one much loved Content Type Hub issue. :) So, in SPO I'll have some Content Types in the Content Type Hub that cannot been deleted. In the SPO ...
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SharePoint Online JavaScript creates folder instead of document set

We have a SharePoint Online system with 4 custom new forms created with Html/JavaScript. These forms used to create document sets and worked very well for a year (the forms are for different document ...
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$context.web.contenttypes is null | CSOM & PowerShell

I am trying to get a list of content types with PowerShell using CSOM. I was able to get list of fields, however when I try to get a list of content types, it's empty.. here's the code am using: $...
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Dataset shared columns: inheritance of folder type

Does anyone know why the contents of a dataset might behave as follows? The desired behavior would be for all columns to be inherited from the containing dataset type. Currently, shared columns ...
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Quick Edit not allowing me to change Content Type of a file within Document Set

I'm working on developing a new document library for our Team and am very interested in using Document Sets. I setup a simple Document Set with a few different content types, as well as shared columns....
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