Group by Content Type
Allow grouping by Content Type within lists and libraries, just like we could in SharePoint 2007!
Incredible this still isn't a supported feature...
When is grouping by content type in a library view going to be available? This is a real issue. We lose the benefits of content types by not being able to create views grouped by them.
Not good enough Microsoft to remove functionality that was in large use.
Subhi Al-khafaji commented
We are Migrating from SP 2007 to SP 365 Online and we have a lot of libraries and Lists that grouped by Content Type removing this fro O365 causing a huge issue for us.
Allison Ehrman commented
I spent two months building out a records center using content types, as instructed, only to find out that it's going to be garbage in the end because I can't group views or content queries by these content types. Please enable the ability to do so.
Colin Thornton commented
Come on MS, this has been a glaring shortcoming since MOSS 2007.
I see a previous attempt to ask for this was retired. I describe a Content type as a bucket with a handle...the handle letting use filer and group...only now we can't group. Now I need to create a field and figure out how to populate it, or ask my end user to fill ANOTHER field. INeffiecient.
Microsoft, it's January 2019 and Group by Content Type in SharePoint Online still doesn't work.
The absence of this feature undermines the use-case for metadata tagging because a key view option doesn't work. It also breaks the expected behaviour of the interface, thus creating confusion for the user and reducing trust in the product.
Please allocate development resources to correct this oversight.
David Eberhardt commented
There is a way to do it, but grouping my more than the ContentType is not yet possible:
The problem with the modern Library is that upon uploading we are unable to select a content type - it takes the default..
It's really ridiculous that this isn't a feature..come on
The entire point of content management is organizing around content types... the fact we're 2 + years into this request, and there is no way to group by content type is mind boggling. But yet, sway is getting new features. ;)
How can this be missing? Why do we lose precious features... :(
The sad thing is that we used to have it, in SP 2007. I question whether anyone at MS actually uses SharePoint.
Sherman Woo commented
I can't believe it's 2018 and we still don't have this.
And filter by Content Type also!
Stefaan De Vreese commented
I would like to add 10.000 extra votes to this.....
It blows my mind why this simple feature is not there. Please MS, Fix this!
Neither do I, really don't even get it. and it's little things like this that drive me up against the wall.
Our organisation implemented an entire Information Architecture based on content types only to then discover that's it's the only dame thing you cannot group by, WHAAAT? Completely spoilt the party.
Rob Feltus commented
I don't even know why this isn't already a thing.
I would like to add my voice to this one. Currently when you create or modify a view on a document library or list, under the grouping section, it does not display content type as one of the available fields. It does allow grouping by just about either type of field.
The ability to group by content type is super useful and really drives adoption of content types and metadata based libraries. If you look at most folder structures created by end users (either on a file system or in a document management solution) they are very often based on folders for different types of document (Invoices, Contracts, Agendas etc). Users love organizing stuff like that!
The ability to group by content type allows us to replicate this hierarchy but in much more flexible way, alongside other types of views.
There is hack involving SharePoint designer and adding some custom XSLT which then displays the option, however when you return to the view settings page the group by content type option disappears. Come on Microsoft - this shouldn't be too difficult to fix - it used to be available in MOSS 2007! Bring it back please!