Site Templates Part 6: Records Center in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

Before reading this article, I highly recommend reading my previous parts:

Welcome to the sixth Site Template, the Records Center in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. This will be the parts of my article: Site Templates in SharePoint 2013 And Office 365. Here we will see what the available components are. We will see what the Records Center template provides us.

Click on create a new site, the following form opens.
  • Title and Description:

  • Web Site Address: Here you can make it different from your default site name.

  • Template Selection: Here you have the option to select the language and to choose a site from a template having many options.

    Here in this article we will be seeing the Records Center template under the Enterprise group so select it.

    Template Selection

  • Permissions: Here you can assign permission to the site directly either by inheriting the permissions from the parent or assigning it unique permissions.

  • Navigation Inheritance: Using this option you can inherit the same navigation as your parent site.

    user permission

  • Click on Create, It will create the site.
Welcome to the Records Center, as in the screen below we can see the Home Page of the new site.

Let's see what it has for us.

record center
Use this web part to teach visitors to the Records Center about records management and organizational compliance. Here use this template not only to store documents but to automatically place them in the correct library and folder based upon the properties you fill in.

Let's see how it works.
  • On the right corner click Submit a Record.

  • The following dialog box will open.

    submit document

  • Choose your file from the system and click Ok to upload it.

    drop off library

  • You will be asked to add a new Title to the document you have uploaded.

    add a new Title

  • The following message states “The document was submitted successfully. Its location will change pending action from a site administrator.”

Surprised, yes it has automatically moved the document to another repository.

In our daily activities sometimes we need to review what kind of documents are uploaded to the site. Here we have an option do it.

How? Let's see.

move to drop off library
When we click at Site Settings we have a section called Hold.
This is a pre-defined library as described in the following.

  1. Hold Reports, as in the screen shot below.

    hold report in sharepoint

  2. Holds, as in the screenshot below.

    Holds as per in sharepoint

  3. Then we have the configuration center, Discover and Hold Content.

    1. Search Criteria: You can include other sites to be a part of the query of the search of keywords.

    2. Local Hold or Export

    3. Relevant Hold

      At Local Hold or Export and Relevant Hold, you can configure the files that are uploaded and to which folder they will be uploaded to. Here you can specify whether a newly uploaded item should be put on hold and after approval from the admin or owner go to the respective libraries.

      site settingSite Contents:

As the site contents we have:

  1. Drop Off Library: A default library to store all the documents.

  2. Power BI: Microsoft provides comprehensive BI tools that integrate across Office applications and other Microsoft technologies. These tools enable analysis, reporting, dashboards and visualizations.

    list library and other apps
Site Settings

Finally we can see the site settings, that you can see from the previous blogs on Site Settings in SharePoint 2013 at C# Corner.

Link: Site Settings in SharePoint 2013.

This article described the Records Center, a portal to manage the documents in an efficient way.

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