Site Columns - Display Where Used
Add another column in the Site Columns view that provides a list of objects (content types, lists, libraries etc) where the Site Column is being used.
This is a great idea and makes a lot of sense, but we’re not planning any work on this in the near future. We will update you if plans change.
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Tom Burke commented
Or, even better: Create a new page under Site Settings where you can *visually* trace the lineage of a column to its content types, lists, and libraries.
Also, a page where you can visually trace which lists and libraries a content type is used in (as well as whether there are actual files or items associated to it) would be extremely helpful, especially when deleting content types. This should take the form of a network diagram, mindmap, or a similar easy-to-digest chart. Every item on it should be linked to the details page of the column, content type, or list for quick navigation.
Also, display where content types are used.