Adding Site Column to Content Type

  • You can easily create a totally new site column while creating a content type. Though you may be creating the column from specific content type’s administration interface SharePoint 2013 adds it to site’s central gallery.
  • The columns thus become available to all other content types as well as lists, and libraries that are on the current site and various sites below it.
  • In order to track the owner of sales proposal in a much better way, you may consider it a good idea to suitably add one column to Sales Proposal content type. This will help in tracking the corresponding account manager who has been assigned to that opportunity.


Following are the steps for adding site column to content type

Step 1:

From the Sales Proposal content type administration page’s Columns section, you need to select “Add from new site column.”


Step 2:

Enter following details for new column
 details for new column

Step 3:

Click OK. Your new column now appears in column listing.

From now on, whenever a document gets created on the basis of Sales Proposal content type, Account Manager Column will be displayed in document information panel. The Account Manager column may also be displayed in edit properties page related with the file


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