Tips and Tricks

What is content type ID?

What is content type ID?

Content type IDs uniquely identify the content type and are designed to be recursive. The content type ID encapsulates that content type’s lineage, or the line of parent content types from which the content type inherits. Parent content type ID + two hexadecimal values (the two hexadecimal values cannot be “00”)

How do I change the content type in SharePoint?

Go to the document library in which you want to update the content type with a document template. On the Ribbon, click the Library tab, and then click Library Settings. Under Content Types, click the name of the content type that you want to change.

What is list content type in Sharepoint?

When you add a site content type to a list or library, it is called a list content type. The list content type is a child of the site content type from which it was created. It inherits all the attributes of its parent site content type, such as its document template, read-only setting, workflows, and columns.

What is the difference between site column and content type?

Site columns (metadata) can be encapsulated within a content type to allow for reusable structure or independently added to sites and lists. They differ in that the information in a site column is focused to a single definition of data while content types enscapulate multiple site columns and definitions of data.

How do I delete content type?

Open the content type that you want to delete by clicking on its name. Under the “Settings” section, click on the link called “Delete this site content type”.

Why would you create a custom content type?

Content types help make it easy to provide consistency across a site. You create or customize a content type with the characteristics that you want, such as a certain template, specific metadata, and so on.

What does a content type contain?

A content type is a reusable collection of metadata (columns), workflow, behavior, and other settings for a category of items or documents in a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 list or document library. Content types enable you to manage the settings for a category of information in a centralized, reusable way.

What does allow management of content types do?

Click List settings in the Settings group. Click Advanced Settings under General Settings. Click Yes under Allow management of content types? in the Content Types section. Click OK (you might need to scroll down on the page to do so).

How do I remove content type from Content Type hub?

Deleting a content type

  1. Unpublish the content type.
  2. Delete the content type in the content type hub.
  3. Optionally, clean up unsealed copies of the content type in the subscribing site collections.

How do I delete a content type in SharePoint?

To delete an existing content type, open your site in SharePoint Designer 2010 and perform the following steps.

  1. In the Navigation pane, click Content Types.
  2. Scroll through the list of content types and click the one you want to delete.
  3. On the Content Type Settings tab, in the Edit group, click Delete.

What is the ContentType ID?

The top-level element in a content type definition is ContentType. This element has a required ID attribute whose value must be a string in content type ID format. If you do not correctly format the ID for a new content type, you will receive an error when you try to activate the Feature in which it is defined.

What is a parent content type ID in SharePoint?

Parent Content Type ID + Two Hexadecimal Values. SharePoint Foundation uses this convention to generate content type IDs for the default content types that are included with the platform. For example, the content type ID of the basic content type Item is 0x01. This indicates that the Item content type is a direct child of System.

What is the mydocumentcontent ID?

This uniquely identifies the myDocumentcontent type, ensuring that SharePoint Foundation will not add another default content type later with the same content type ID (which is possible if you append only two hexadecimal digits).

How do I construct a valid content type ID?

You can construct a valid content type ID using one of two conventions: Parent content type ID + two hexadecimal values (the two hexadecimal values cannot be “00”) Parent content type ID + “00” + hexadecimal GUID