Sharepoint Forum

Ask Question   UnAnswered
Home » Forum » Sharepoint       RSS Feeds

Content types and an approach to creating a forms center

  Asked By: Carolyn    Date: May 05    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 15556

I'm looking for both theoretical/architectural and practical/step-by-
step assistance regarding a forms center and content types.

I'd like to set up a single Forms Center in our new intranet, where
we aggregate forms that are list-based (where the list item acts as
the form) as well as document-based (word, infopath, etc.).

*The primary driver at this point for some list-based forms is the
fact that lists allow me to restrict users to seeing/editing just
their own records. I don't see a way to do that in libraries, even
using InfoPath to create forms, without using item-level permissions
on each form (a management nightmare). In reading about content
types, I haven't yet found a way to configure permissions separately
for each specific content type.
* I do want to be able to associate workflows with content types in
both lists and libraries.
* I want the main interface of this Forms Center to list/link to all
the forms.

I've thought of creating a subsite for the Forms Center, so that
specific lists acting as forms, as well as libraries, can be grouped
in one place. I could perhaps use one or more CQWPs to roll up forms
(although I'm no genius with those yet), and/or create a TOC page to
achieve the master listing I'm looking for.

However, I'm still not up to par on using content types. I understand
and can follow instructions on HOW to create them, force them down to
child sites, add/change columns, etc. But I don't really have a grasp
on all the functionality that comes with them and when--situationally-
-one gets real advantages from using them.

I'm seeking:
--any advice on the best approach to setting up the forms center
(models/diagrams would be great)
--online or offline contact with anyone else who is trying to achieve
the same/similar result for exchange of info on what's working,
what's not, etc.
--any reference material that will help me better understand the
larger world (not just how to) with respect to using content types
--any specific information about configuring specific permission-
levels as related to content types
--anything else you think would be helpful.

This seems like a huge request. I hope many more of you than just me
will benefit from the resulting discussion.



No Answers Found. Be the First, To Post Answer.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Find more on Content types and an approach to creating a forms center Or get search suggestion and latest updates.