How to define mandatory columns

Here you find instructions on how to change the status of a SharePoint’s columns (defining whether they should be mandatory, optional or hidden).

  1. Open the site content type.
  2. Check the Status of the columns in the content type (whether they are Required/Optional/Hidden):
    A content types columns and their statuses
  3. Change the status of a column by clicking on the column’s name and on the new page change the status:
    Change a columns status
    If you do not want to have the default column “Title” being displayed in the form, set it hidden, as this column cannot be removed from a document content type.
  4. To propagated the changes that you have done to all locations, leave the setting “Update all content types inheriting from this type?” to “Yes” (the default setting):
    Update all content types inheriting from this type?
  5. When you are done, click on the “OK” button.