Parent Content Type and Group in SharePoint Content Type
Parent Content Type
You must define hierarchical relationships existing between two content types. The parent content type in SharePoint defines all properties for a specific child content type. This in turn inherits all the properties of the parent.
Consider for example creating a new content type named “Marine Documents” that has site columns as well as metadata that can be applied to all related documents.
It is strongly recommended though that you must plan all your content types with high care. Also, working out the hierarchy logistics on paper is desirable before defining the content types in this SharePoint.
It’s possible for you to organize all your customized content types by suitably grouping them.
While you create/edit a specific content type, you need to specify a group name by doing either of following
- Selecting an existing group name
- Creating a custom group
Instituting few standards for groups offers a robust base for expanding as well as organizing various content types as you start creating them.Consider for example, it may be suitable to associate the “Marine Sales Proposals” content type with another custom group “Marine Sales Documents” storing all the content types pertaining to
Consider for example, it may be suitable to associate the “Marine Sales Proposals” content type with another custom group “Marine Sales Documents” storing all the content types pertaining to marine product line.