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Cannot associate content type with list

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I have tried to post here multiple times, and it keeps getting rejected.  I am tyring to associate a list with a custom content type.  Will not let me.  Screenshot (150).png

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@standenman Are you trying to create a new list using default available templates or are you trying to add content type to existing list?

 

If you want to add content type to list, follow this documentation: Add a content type to a list or library 


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Like I said, when I go the "settings" for my list, all i get a "settings" splash screen with the chance only to choose a color and a silly icon, nothing letting me select a content type.

@standenman Follow the steps:

  1. Go inside your list
  2. From list view, click on Settings (gear) icon at the top right corner
  3. Select List settings
  4. Then you can find Advance settings on list settings page
  5. After that you can follow the steps given in Microsoft documentation (link given in my above response) 

From list view like: list view to list settings.JPG


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@ganeshsanap  this is all get .  

@standenman You are looking at the wrong place. First you will have to go inside your list. Click on the "test" list name/icon you see in your screenshot.

 

Once you navigated to the list view (where you can see list items, add new items, etc.), then click on settings icon. See image I attached with my above response to see how list view looks like (you can see columns/list items/new button at the top of the list, etc.)


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Ok that worked - thank you, but I really don't get how htese content types works. So a created a "client" content type baed upon the "contacts" parent content. To me, coming from a background in MS Access, it just looks like a table-like template. I guess I was thinking that I could create a list in the site for each client and have their data housed there. Here, playing with "testList" it doesn't feel like I am thinking about this in the right way. That is, in what way am I benefited as I create my list with the associated content type?
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@standenman There are multiple benefits of content types in SharePoint.

 

One of the main benefit of content types is reusability. You can create a content type at site level and add it to multiple lists in the site where you want same column structure.

 

Then if you need to modify anything in the content type or add any new column in the content type, you can do it at only one place - content type at site level. You don't need to go to each list and modify the content type separately.

 

Content types can also have workflow and document templates (if you are creating content type for document libraries) associated with it.

 

You can find more details and benefits of content type at: 

  1. Introduction to content types and content type publishing 
  2. 6 reasons why you need to embrace SharePoint Content Types   

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@standenman There are multiple benefits of content types in SharePoint.

 

One of the main benefit of content types is reusability. You can create a content type at site level and add it to multiple lists in the site where you want same column structure.

 

Then if you need to modify anything in the content type or add any new column in the content type, you can do it at only one place - content type at site level. You don't need to go to each list and modify the content type separately.

 

Content types can also have workflow and document templates (if you are creating content type for document libraries) associated with it.

 

You can find more details and benefits of content type at: 

  1. Introduction to content types and content type publishing 
  2. 6 reasons why you need to embrace SharePoint Content Types   

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