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SharePoint Online JavaScript creates folder instead of document set

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Hello! We have a SharePoint Online system with 4 custom new forms created with Html/JavaScript. These forms used to create document sets and worked very well for a year (the forms are for different document libraries on different subsites). Starting yesterday, they suddenly creating folders instead of document sets.

 

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Interesting, but the folders have the correct content type, not Folder content type. We checked and the content type id's havent changed. Here is the JS code:

 

 

function createDocset() {
var ctx = new SP.ClientContext(_spPageContextInfo.webServerRelativeUrl);
var web = ctx.get_web();
var list = web.get_lists().getByTitle('dummy');
SP.SOD.executeFunc('sp.js', 'SP.ClientContext'); 
newDocSetName = 'dummy';
var docSetContentTypeID = '0x0120D52000A5EFC11713588E41B8E1058A74F53AF2';
currentDate = new Date().getFullYear();
ctx.load(list);
folderUrl = "dummy" + currentDate;
var folder = web.getFolderByServerRelativeUrl(folderUrl);
ctx.load(folder);   
var docsetContentType = web.get_contentTypes().getById(docSetContentTypeID);
ctx.load(docsetContentType);
ctx.executeQueryAsync(function () {
    console.log("Content-type: " + docsetContentType);
isCreated = SP.DocumentSet.DocumentSet.create(ctx, folder, newDocSetName, docsetContentType.get_id());
console.log("Created: ", isCreated);
ctx.executeQueryAsync(SuccessHandler('Document Set creation successful'), FailureHandler("Document Set creation failed"));
}, FailureHandler("Folder loading failed"));
ctx.add_requestSucceeded(function () {
});
ctx.add_requestFailed(function (sender, args) {
alert('Request failed: ' + args.get_message());
});
// Failure Message Handler
function FailureHandler(message) {
    return function (sender, args) {
        alert(message + ": " + args.get_message());
    }
}
// Success Message Handler
function SuccessHandler(message) {
    return function () {
        setDocset();
    }
}}

 

 

There are 2 custom document set content types in this library. The forms using their content type id's. The id's havent changed.

 

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Thank you very much!

4 Replies

We are also getting affected by this patch update from Microsoft. looking for a solution from Microsoft.

@spdev2013 

 

Greetings! You can find a workaround here: LINK

best response confirmed by warrenbarton (New Contributor)
Solution

@warrenbarton 

 

This issue seems to be due to some changes in SharePoint Online after 12th January.

 

To fix this issue: use the list.contentTypeID instead of web.ContentTypeID.

 

Change your code like this:

 

 

 

var docSetContentTypeID = '<The list DocumentSet contentTypeID>';
currentDate = new Date().getFullYear();
ctx.load(list);
folderUrl = "dummy" + currentDate;
var folder = web.getFolderByServerRelativeUrl(folderUrl);
ctx.load(folder); 
//use list.get_contentTypes()
var docsetContentType = list.get_contentTypes().getById(docSetContentTypeID);
ctx.load(docsetContentType);

 

 

 

Check more information in below related threads:

  1. SharePoint Online JavaScript creates folder instead of document set 
  2. Document Set created programmatically not working anymore since 12 Jan 2021 

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