Can documents inherit information from their parent folder? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a custom content type called "Enhanced Folder", this content type is inherited from the Folder content type but has 5 extra fields.  These fields are project name, region, state, manager and ID number.  Inside these folders we upload documents and each document has 3 of the previous fields filled out.  What we'd like to happen is to have the choices selected for the folder flow down to all sub-directories and documents.  This would allow us to sort based on these fields across all libraries as well as create custom views.

    Is this possible?  If so, how. 

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 7:48 PM


  • The only "easy" way is to create an event handler that would propage the metadata in the childs items&folders.
    Serge Luca; blog: http://www.redwood.be
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 7:55 PM