Propagates changes to a parent content type to all child content types.

Propagate-SPContentType [-Site [<SPSitePipeBind>]] -Identity <SPContentTypePipeBind> [-UpdateFields [<SwitchParameter>]] [-RemoveFields [<SwitchParameter>]] [-AssignmentCollection [<SPAssignmentCollection>]]




The source site containing the content types to propagate.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid URL, in the form http://server_name; or an instance of a valid SPSite object.


The content type to propagate changes. The type must be a valid content type name; a valid content type ID, in the form 0x0123...; or an instance of an SPContentType object.


Propagate changes to all fields.


Remove fields defined in child content types which do not exist in the source content type.


Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Detailed Description

Propagates changes to a parent content type to all child content types.

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PS C:\> Get-SPSite "http://server_name" | Propagate-SPContentType -Identity "ContentType1" -UpdateFields

This example propgates changes to ContentType1 found in http://server_name to all child content types.