In this article have explain how to enable and use document set in sharepoint 2013.
What is document set?
– Document set is a feature introduced in earlier version of sharepoint 2010
– Document set is a content type it will attached to any document libraries
– It will be helpful for grouping of documents from different content types associated with its own metadata.
Also read: Variations in SharePoint 2013 tutorial
How to enable document set in sharepoint 2013?
This feature will be activated manually under sharepoint site collection feature
Open sharepoint site -> Navigate to site settings -> Site administration -> Site collection feature-> Navigate to document set feature -> Click Activate
Now am going to create a document library named “Projects”. Navigate to library settings of the project library. Then Click on Advance settings.
Check “Allow management of content type to YES”
Then Navigate to site settings -> Under web designer galleries -> Click Site content types. Here Click on Create.
Provide the title of the content type
Select parent content type into Document set content type
Create a new group
After create a content type “Add a new site columns”
Am create these there
– Project Owner
– Project Budget
– Project Status
Select the Content type “Project A”
Provide the default content of the content type May be the document or PPT or XLS or Doc
Check all the shared columns you have create already
Add all the welcome page columns
Now navigate to library settings -> Click Add from existing content types
Select Project Test A from group
Now navigate to -> Create new document
Click Project Test A
Fill all the information
Now it will be redirected to the Welcome page of your document set
Here you can manage your document with different groups with its own content types
Hope this will be helpful.