Import Content Type does not respect changes made to site columns at the Content Type Level

Mar 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Hi All,

I have created a content type which includes a number of site columns. In this particular content type, many of these site columns are set to be 'Hidden' in this content type (the site columns themselves are not set to hidden). The import of the content type does not respect this setting, and all the columns come in as not hidden. I would guess that the import process is reading the column settings from the site column directly, not from the instance of the column associated with the content type.



Mar 11, 2012 at 2:52 PM

As you have noticed during the import process, we read the Column information from the Content Type that you are importing. Given that your columns can have different settings on the Content Type and in the column as well, we decided to follow the practice of persisting the information stored with the Content Type itself.