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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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Update Default values at library level; site columns and content type are created at Content Type Hub

We have configured 2 content types in our client tenant using Content Type Hub (CTH). There is a "Control Type" choice field in both these content types, and the client is asking to set a ...
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SharePoint: UserProfileLookup(UserName,"PictureURL") to link to another field to display the user profile picture

I am developing a search page for staff biographies in my company. I am using a formula "UserProfileLookup(UserName,"PictureURL") in a calculated field in SharePoint. I got the User ...
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SharePoint error "file or folder contains properties that will be lost at the new destination"

The implication of discussion on this issue is that to preserve metadata on files and folders one must have same custom content type on both the source and destination libraries. I have done this and ...
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Force Form to Open with a specific ContentType in a document Library via EventReceiver

I have a document Library with two ContentTypes. Our client wants to have Required Values for a Document in a specific folder. I currently am Setting that ContentType if the File gets uploaded to that ...
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Create a list using "From Existing List" from another site will copy the site columns as list columns

I have 2 SharePoint online sites:- Site-1 Contain a custom site content type which contain three site columns (SiteA,SiteB & SiteC) we have a list named testsitelevel which uses the above custom ...
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Content types overriding views

Recently I started creating some content types for management of entries and relationships between different lists. I have encountered some behavior I don't exactly understand where is it coming from. ...
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How to rename content type in SharePoint at Hub level/parent?

What I highlighted in blue is the content type that I am trying to rename at Hub level. I tried deleting and it said that it's currently in use. I am trying to use PowerShell to delete.
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Can I display Modified Date for documents only (not folders) in a Document Library view?

I have a document library in a SharePoint on premises site. I want to display the modified date of documents in the library, but folders show the modification date of the folder itself, not the most ...
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How to make exclusive Document Content Types for a Document Set and not shared with the Document Library that contains them?

The structure I am referring is "Document Library -> contains more Document Sets -> each Document Set contains 1 or more Document Content Types". At the Document Set Content Type ...
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Content Types for a Document Library

Overview: I built a SharePoint Document Library that has a Word template that the end users come in and fill out when selecting "new". I have a content types allowed on the document library. ...
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Open new document in client/native app instead of browser tab

We currently have a document library which will open already existing documents in the client application (ensured the "Library Settings" -> "Advanced Settings" -> "...
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How to associate a Template (Modern SP-Page) with a custom content type?

I tried to create a custom Content Type based on Site Page, but I cannot associate a certain Modern Page Template to it (Error occurs on creation). Is there any way to overcome or workaround this?
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How to make a new document be saved in the current folder

When I'm in a library, I can navigate through the folder hierarchy to where I want to create a new folder. when I click the new button and select my content type; a new document will open (in the ...
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Republishing a Content Type

I created a content type with 3 fields and added it to 12 sites across the tenant. I then add a 4th column to the Content Type Gallery (Modern) and click republish. Shouldn't this new column propagate ...
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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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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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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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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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