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MC399863: Content Type Deletion – Improved Error Messages

We will be gradually adding improved messaging when users will attempt to delete multiple Content types from the content type hub or site-level content type gallery in SharePoint. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93379.

If you attempt to delete multiple content types from content type gallery which have dependencies on other lists/content types, you will get improved error messages that lists out the dependent resources.

Users can then take appropriate action on dependencies and re-attempt deleting content type or re-consider the delete operation based on the dependencies.

When this will happen

Targeted Release: Rollout is expected to start in end-July and complete by early-August 2022.

Standard Release: Rollout is expected to start in mid-August and complete by end-August 2022.

How this will affect your organization

SharePoint users will now be able to see the set of dependent lists/libraries if any when they attempt to delete content types from content type hub/ content type gallery and/or site-level content type gallery. Users can then take appropriate action on dependencies and re-attempt deleting content type or re-consider the delete operation based on the dependencies.

Users can click on the lists/library links to visit the specific library and take appropriate action.

What you need to do to prepare

This does not change/add any new flow to the existing delete operation. We will provide more additional information in case the delete operation fails for content types.

You may want to add this to any documentation or user training and share this with users with relevant permission and who are familiar with using custom content types in your organization.

Message ID: MC399863
Published: 12 July 2022
Updated: 12 July 2022

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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