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File Attachment in Content Type

  Asked By: Adriane    Date: Feb 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 5394

I have a custom content type that uses Document as its
base content type. Is there any way to add a field to
my content type that works like a file attachment?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Candi Branch     Answered On: Feb 01

I don't think so. With a library-enabled content  type, you are
(essentially) already viewing the attachment. Essentially the opposite
of a list item.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jan Chen     Answered On: Feb 01

Can you add attachment  fields to an Item content  type?

Answer #3    Answered By: Britni Shepard     Answered On: Feb 01

The only way that I know of would be to create a custom  field type  that
will hold a serialized file  stream as data. Although doable, it
wouldn't plug in to the builtin menus and controls for editing like the
existing document  field, so I don't think it would be of much help.

Answer #4    Answered By: Girja Garg     Answered On: Feb 01

I'm a little confused about
what the UI would be like for the custom  field type
you mentioned. I only need it to function like the
attachments column on a custom list. I don't need any
of the check-in/check-out stuff.

Is this possible?

Answer #5    Answered By: Jarod Mathews     Answered On: Feb 01

Yes, It should be possible. The UI would be to present a text box with
a Browse button in place of the field  when in Edit mode and to display a
descriptive title or the first few lines when in display mode. It would
require quite a bit of work, but should be possible. It would not
provide you with the Attachment toolbar button in the custom  list.

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