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moss 2007 content type only available for a folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is it possible to display a certain content type only in a certain folder in MOSS 2007 Enterprise?

    I have 1 document library. I've added a folder to this doclib. I want to set specific authorization on this folder. Furthermore I have 3 document content types. I want these document content types only to be available on this specific folder and NOT in the root of the document library or any other folder.

    I've googled about this functionality but couldn't find anything.

    Ow: this must be a NO CODE (and also a NO SharePoint Designer) solution due to Architecural guidelines.

    Thnx!

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:56 PM

Answers

  • What you're after is a Document Set, which is only available in the latest version of the product.  I don't believe it's easily doable and certaintly not without code or SPD.

    If content types and visibility are your only concerns, I'd create a brand new Document Library, set-up permissions as needed and add the content types you've created.  For the main document library, use the "Link to Document" content type and feed the URL of your second into it.  Those without permissions won't be given access.

    Hope that helps


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/

    • Marked as answer by sander_d Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:24 AM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:08 PM
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  • Not possible OOB. Content Types are assigned at the list/library level, not the folder level. As a matter of fact, technically speaking, a folder is just a content type as well. You have very "strict" guidelines. :(

    Hope this helps,

    Dan


    http://wssguy.com/blogs/dan

    • Marked as answer by sander_d Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:24 AM
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:23 AM

All replies

  • What you're after is a Document Set, which is only available in the latest version of the product.  I don't believe it's easily doable and certaintly not without code or SPD.

    If content types and visibility are your only concerns, I'd create a brand new Document Library, set-up permissions as needed and add the content types you've created.  For the main document library, use the "Link to Document" content type and feed the URL of your second into it.  Those without permissions won't be given access.

    Hope that helps


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/

    • Marked as answer by sander_d Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:24 AM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:08 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    Thnx for the reply. I couldn't find a way to facilitate this without code. It is certainly doable with code...but alas we have guidelines.

    Can't create a new doc lib for other reasons. It's just that the folder has certain authentication. If it was possible to have the c.t.'s only accesible in this folder...the authentication would automaticly be provided.

    Have to give this some further consideration.

    Thnx again.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:33 PM
  • Not possible OOB. Content Types are assigned at the list/library level, not the folder level. As a matter of fact, technically speaking, a folder is just a content type as well. You have very "strict" guidelines. :(

    Hope this helps,

    Dan


    http://wssguy.com/blogs/dan

    • Marked as answer by sander_d Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:24 AM
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:23 AM
  • Thnx!

    @Dan Correct, No idea how long they will hold.

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:25 AM