Group By Content-Type in SharePoint list view

In this hint, I’ll show How to Group By ‘Content-Type’ field in SharePoint list view?Group By 'Content-Type' field in SharePoint listScenario:

I have a SharePoint list with two Content Type eg: Item and Announcement,

Group By 'Content Type' in SharePoint list

I need to display the view grouped by the Content-Type field as shown below:

Group By 'Content-Type' field in SharePoint list

I tried to modify the view.

Modify ViewBut unfortunately, There is no field called Content Type in Group By section as shown below.Group By in list viewSolution:

  • Modify your view > In the group by section, > select any field like Title.
  • Open SharePoint Designer > From the left menue > Select List & Library > Click on your List .

Group By 'Content-Type' field in SharePoint list

  • In View Section, Click on your view to edit it.

Group By 'Content-Type' field in SharePoint list

  • Search for a <View>.

View section in SharePoint Designer

  • Scroll horizontally till get the <GroupBy> tag as shown below.

Group By 'Content-Type' field in SharePoint list

  • In <FieldRef> tag, Change the Name of from Title to ContentType.

Group By 'Content-Type' field in SharePoint list

<GroupBy Collapse=”TRUE” GroupLimit=”30″><FieldRef Name=”ContentType”/></GroupBy>

  • Save.
  • Open your view, It should be now grouped by Content type.

Group By 'Content-Type' field in SharePoint listEnjoy 🙂

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