Nested Document Sets
Allow the ability to create nested Document Sets. To invest on power users to continually use document sets with metadata as oppose to folders.
As an example for a construction company it would be very beneficial to have a 'Location' document set which shares its LocationId property. Inside that set there would be multiple 'Asset' document sets which would inherit the previously mentioned LocationId and will share its AssetId column to underlying documents.
Today sharepoint does not allow the content type "document set" inside a document set. This prevent to build a tree structure of document sets like we would do with folders. The advantage would be two folds:
1. The file within a document set would inherit from all metadata of the document set of upper levels.
2. When synchronizing sharepoint with Onedrive, it would be possible to manage its files like in a "good old" folder structure.
Doing so, we would benefit from the best of the two worlds, i.e. folders and sharepoint views.
I am not sure whether it would be possible or necessary that a document set B ineherits A, but for sure the files in any of the document sets should inherits from the metadata of the document sets of upper levels.
David Christov commented
Sharepoint does not enable to create a document set within another document set. I would like to put a Document Set B within Document Set A so as B inherits A shared properties.
Thomas Humphrey commented
This is meaningless without any context.