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Site content type vs list content type RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Could anyone please tell me how site content type is different from list content type? I have only worked with list content type. Is site content type something introduced in SP2010?

    Regards Amit

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 5:18 AM

Answers

  • Hi Amit,

    Please go through below link, which eplain different between site content type vs list content type

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms463016.aspx

    Hope it will helpful for u.

    Regards
     

    Mukesh Ajmera

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 5:23 AM
  • Ah Amit, you're still accumulating SharePoint knowledge at a fast rate, I see :-)?

    As the link by Mukesh points out, list content types exist within a list, site content types exist within the entire site collection. This concept already existed in 2007. There's on thing you really need to keep in mind though. Please experiment a little with creating children of site content types and breaking the inheritance of this relation. Typically, you want to propagate changes done to the parent to each child. This may become a problem when someone accidentally breaks this inheritance relation. I use a proprietary tool to correct these situations (which means I can't share it, sorry), but it helps if you have a plan for these types of situations.


    Kind regards,
    Margriet Bruggeman

    Lois & Clark IT Services
    web site: http://www.loisandclark.eu
    blog: http://www.sharepointdragons.com


    Thursday, June 7, 2012 7:47 AM

All replies

  • Hi Amit,

    Please go through below link, which eplain different between site content type vs list content type

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms463016.aspx

    Hope it will helpful for u.

    Regards
     

    Mukesh Ajmera

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 5:23 AM
  • Ah Amit, you're still accumulating SharePoint knowledge at a fast rate, I see :-)?

    As the link by Mukesh points out, list content types exist within a list, site content types exist within the entire site collection. This concept already existed in 2007. There's on thing you really need to keep in mind though. Please experiment a little with creating children of site content types and breaking the inheritance of this relation. Typically, you want to propagate changes done to the parent to each child. This may become a problem when someone accidentally breaks this inheritance relation. I use a proprietary tool to correct these situations (which means I can't share it, sorry), but it helps if you have a plan for these types of situations.


    Kind regards,
    Margriet Bruggeman

    Lois & Clark IT Services
    web site: http://www.loisandclark.eu
    blog: http://www.sharepointdragons.com


    Thursday, June 7, 2012 7:47 AM
  • Margriet, nice to hear from your side, thanks for your lovely reply.  You are right, Now days I am eating and sleeping with SharePoint only :-)..........
    Thursday, June 7, 2012 8:12 AM