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Modify List Template after List has been created

  Asked By: Garret    Date: Oct 28    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 5111

What steps would be necessary to modify the columns in a list that has
been deployed to multiple sites?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Corrine Potts     Answered On: Oct 28

If the list  is bound to a Content Type and all the sites  are within a single
Site Collection, you can simply update the Content Type and push down your
changes. If not, you will need to manually or programmatically visit each list
to be effected.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kabeer Karkare     Answered On: Oct 28

It is a Content Type,
therefore, once I make the changes to the Content Type and re-
activate the feature, all should be well?

Answer #3    Answered By: Nathaniel Davis     Answered On: Oct 28

There is no Feature involved. You simply make the changes to the Content Type
and leave the push down checkbox at the bottom of the update page checked.
SharePoint will automatically update all lists based upon that Content Type.

Answer #4    Answered By: Zoe Cotton     Answered On: Oct 28

I am aware that using the UI you can modify  a Content Type and the
changes will propogate to the lists. Let me give you a better
explanation of the scenario.

I have built features for a Custom Content Type, and list  Instances
that are activated on multiple  sites. I need to know, if I can
update the feature for the Custom Content Type and re-activate it on
all of the sites  where the List Instance has been activated and the
changed will be propogated.

Answer #5    Answered By: Alexander Scott     Answered On: Oct 28

Unfortunately, declarative Content Type Features only work for the initial
creation of a Content Type and cannot be used for updation and push down. That
can only be accomplished programmatically. In fact, this is one of the key
reasons I have begun rethinking the 80% solution that declarative Features have
in general.

Answer #6    Answered By: Benito Carey     Answered On: Oct 28

Do you have any suggestions as to
what will be the best method to programmatically accomplish this?

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