Document sets in sharepoint 2013

This tutorial explains, what is document sets? How to enable and use document set in SharePoint 2013? How to use document sets in SharePoint 2013?

What is a document set in SharePoint 2013?

– The document set is a feature introduced in an earlier version of SharePoint 2010.

– The document set is a content type it will be attached to any document libraries.

– It will be helpful for grouping of documents from different content types associated with its own metadata.

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


 Document set in sharepoint 2013

Document set in SharePoint 2013

How to use document sets in SharePoint 2013?

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”

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Document set in SharePoint 2016

Click ok

Then Navigate to site settings -> Under web designer galleries -> Click Site content types. Here Click on Create.


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document-sets-sharepoint-2013-online-tutorial

Provide the title of the content type

Select parent content type into Document set content type

Create a new group

Click Ok

Document set in sharepoint 2013 online
Document set in sharepoint 2013 online

After creating 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



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What is document sets sharepoint 2013 online 1
enable document set feature sharepoint 2013
enable document set feature sharepoint 2013

Check all the shared columns you have created ready

Add all the welcome page columns

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enable document set feature sharepoint 2016

Click Ok

Now navigate to library settings -> Click Add from existing content types

Select Project Test A from group

Now navigate to -> Create new document

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document sets sharepoint 2016 tutorial

Click Project Test A

Fill all the information

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enable document set feature sharepoint online

Click Save

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

how to create a document set in sharepoint 2013
how to create a document set in sharepoint 2013

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