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Manage Rental Agreements – Content Type

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint iconIn the previous article we gave an overview of tips where rental agreements are the starting point. Now we will begin building the solution, and the first step is to create a content type.

In the demo below Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, creates a new content type with the site columns needed for a rental agreements list.

Create a rental agreements content type

  1. From the root site of a site collection, click on the settings gear and open the Site settings.
  2. Click on the 'Site content types' link in the Web Designer Galleries group.
  3. Click on the Create link to create a new content type.
  4. Give the content type a name.
  5. Base the content type on the List Content Types and the Item. That will give you a list with just a Title column, that will be used for the Name of the rented location.
  6. Place the content type in a new or existing group and click OK.
Now Peter can add the site columns he needs to the content type. He adds all the columns to the same group.
  • Square meters of the location that is being rented: a new site column of the Number type.
  • Start Date for the rental agreement: an existing site column.
  • End Date for the rental agreement: an existing site column.
  • Department that is renting the location: an existing site column.
  • Renewal Date, by default two months ahead of End Date: a new site column of the Date and Time type. (Peter makes a mistake in the demo and sets it to Single line of text.)
  • Responsible Person for the rental agreement: a new site column of the Person or Group type.
The content type title field will be used for the name of the location that is being rented.



In the next article we will describe how to add this content type to a list.


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