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Why Use Custom Content Types What is a Site Column ◦ Out of the Box Site Columns ◦ Custom Site Columns What is a Content Type? ◦ Out of the Box Content Types ◦ Custom Content Types Content TypeProperties Safety Concerns
Allows for reuse Allows for a standard way to record a given type of data Allows for slightly different types of data to be stored in a single list Allows for easy updates to all lists using a content type Allows for standard policies ◦ Auditing ◦ Retention Allows for standard workflows
What is a Site Column? What is a Content Type?
Reusable pre-defined column ◦ Out of the box site columns ◦ Custom Site Columns ◦ Updating the Site Column pushed update everywhere it is used Stored in the Site Column Gallery Use as list and library columns Used in Content Types Visible on the site where they are created and any sub site below
Never ◦ Change an Out of the Box Site Column ◦ Delete an Out of the Box Site Column Danger ◦ “Update list columns based on this site column” Demo – Out of the Box Site Columns ◦ View Gallery ◦ Creating a Site Column ◦ Add Site Column to list
A Content Type is a template for content stored in a list or library All lists and libraries use content types All content types inherit properties from another content type ◦ All Content Types are based on another content type Reusable (current site and below) Update all instances of Content Type at one time Components of a Content Type ◦ Site columns ◦ Other properties (associated workflows, policies, Office templates, etc.)
Never ◦ Change an out of the Box Content Type ◦ Delete an Out of the Box Content Type Danger ◦ “Update all content types inheriting from this type” Demo – Out of the Box Content Types ◦ View Gallery Demo – Creating a Content Types ◦ Supply Request Content Type ◦ Add to list
◦ Build a Leave Calendar using multiple Content Types and a workflow Demo ◦ Build a document library using multiple Content Types and a workflow ◦ Re-use content type on sub site
Allows for a standard way to record a given type of data Allows for slightly different types of data to be stored in a single list Allows for reuse Allows for easy updates Allows for standard policies Allows for standard workflows
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