Name and Description in SharePoint Content Type
Content types in SharePoint all have different properties, the most basic ones of which are the name, description, and the grouping category.
Additionally, you have several properties that are associated with following
- SharePoint templates
- Site columns
- Policy management
- Settings for document information panel
As the name gets displayed on all buttons & labels that are associated with the content, it’s highly recommended that you assign a pretty clear & descriptive name.
Consider for example
- users need to intuitively discover the name to be selected when a user clicks the button for quickly creating new item in SharePoint document library.
- It’s also recommended that you should consider the users who will be working with this content type besides making sure that they fully understand what they are going to create when they are selecting a name.
This tends to be especially critical while working with
- Automated workflows
Just like is the case with other SharePoint content elements, a good description communicates the purpose & intended use of a specific content type much effectively.