Default Custom View for Document Set in SharePoint 2010


When working on a Document Management Solutions with Document Sets I had a struggle to find out how to select a custom view to use within a Document Set. After my search I would like to share this information with you. The next steps will help you to accomplish this.

· Go the the document library settings

· Define a new view for the document set on the document library

· Define your view and optionally choose where you are able to select this view

· Click on OK

· Click on the Document Set Content Type

· Click on Document Set Settings

· At the end of the screen you will find a drop down list under “Welcome page view” where you can select default view

Somehow the procedure makes sense, but you have to know it.

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About Cloud Architect Joran Markx
I have been working on Microsoft Technology since 2003. In addition to (lead) developer and software architect, I am certified Microsoft Specialist and active in design and implementation of Hybrid Cloud platforms. In 2011 I have achieved a Master of Science in IT Management. This made me capable to solve complex issues from the business in an efficient and structured way. As Cloud Architect I am working on various challenging projects with a variety of clients. Within my organisation I fullfill a leading role when it comes to internal development and sharing of knowledge. My goal is to provide reliable and predictable services to our clients with a strong focus on the results achieved for the organisations I am working for.

6 Responses to Default Custom View for Document Set in SharePoint 2010

  1. Thanks for the post. I have set the “welcome page view” to the correct view but find the document sets revert to using the default library view after a while. Did you observe this behaviour?

    • Hi, I haven’t seen this behaviour in my situation. Is the view renamed or are there any other modification to the list, contenttype, docset in meantime?

  2. SPAmy says:

    I’m not seeing the “Welcome Page View” on the Document Set Settings page. I am able to customize the Welcome Page and other details but don’t see the option to set page view. Any suggestions as to why that wouldn’t be displayed?

    • SPAmy says:

      I’ve been searching for this for weeks and stumble across my answer just after posting the question. The “Welcome Page View” option is only available if you are editing the content type from the library where it is assigned. This option is not available when editing a content type at the site level from Site Settings > Content Types.

      • Kannan says:

        SPAmy… Thanks

  3. Kannan says:

    Thanks a lot the the workaround.

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