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Add a column to a content type for records

SharePoint 2007

Updated: January 24, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2008-01-24

A site column defines an item of metadata that can be associated with a content type, list, or library. Add a site column to a content type for records either to store an item of metadata that is submitted with a record, or to add metadata to help manage the record.

ImportantImportant:

Membership in the Owners group for the Records Center site is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To add a column to a content type for records

Use this procedure to add a column to a content type for records.

Add a column to a content type for records

  1. From the home page of the Records Center site, click Site Actions, and then click Site Settings.

  2. In the Galleries column, click Site content types.

  3. On the Site Content Type Gallery page, click the site content type that you want to configure.

  4. On the Site Content Type page, in the Columns section, click Add from existing site columns.

  5. On the Add Columns to Site Content Type page, in the Select Columns section, select the group that you want to filter on from the Select columns from list.

  6. Select the column that you want to add from the Available columns list, and then click Add.

    NoteNote:

    To quickly add multiple column types, press CTRL while you click each available column that you want to add.

  7. In the Update Lists and Templates section, specify whether the child site content types that inherit from this site content type will be updated with your changes.

  8. After you finish adding the columns that you want, click OK.

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