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SharePoint Online - Content Type vs. View

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Occasional Contributor

 

Hi Community,

 

I'm new to SharePoint and confused about Content Type and Views. Here is how I understand Content Type and View -

Content Type is a group of document library columns (or metadata). For example, an content type called "Invoice" contains column Date, Invoice Number, Vendor.

View provides a way to show filtered, sorted, or grouped columns in a list or library. For example, I can create a view called "Invoice" that only includes column Date, Invoice Number, Vendor.

 

If my understanding is correct, Content Type is just like View where it saves the selected or filtered metadata. I know Content Type can also apply to workflow. But if I want to use a content type at the document library level, isn't it same as a view?

 

Thanks so much for your help!

Lili

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best response confirmed by Lily2020 (Occasional Contributor)
Solution

Hi @Lily2020,

 

Content Types store the metadata and Views show the metadata.

 

Does that make sense?

 

I hope this helps.

 

Norm

 

 

 

 

Yes, it does. Thanks so much! @stormin_30