Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Rightpoint Field Guide to SharePoint List Type Propagation via Variations

Recently I was in a situation where I needed to have a bunch of lists of different list types propagate to the subsites for all the languages. I quickly found out that SharePoint doesn't play nice with some list types. This doesn't seem to be documented anywhere, so here's a field guide to list types and whether or not they are able to propagate via variations.

List Types that Propagate

  • Doc libraries
  • Announcements
  • Pages
  • Images
  • Site Assets
  • Custom Lists

Lists Types that Do Not Propagate

  • Links
  • Workflow Tasks
  • Form Library
  • Wiki
  • Contacts
  • Promoted Links
  • Calendar
  • Discussion Board
  • Tasks
  • Survey
  • Data connection Libraries
  • Report Library