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Create List in SharePoint 2013

Posted By:Kaviya Balasubramanian       Posted Date: December 18, 2013    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

Let's go through how to create a list and how to add, edit, and delete an item in list.
 


What is SharePoint list?

  1. List is a collection of information, we can share the information to our team members.
  2. A SharePoint list is used to store the data.
  3. We can customize the list easily, also we can set the permission to each list for different users.
  4. We can show a list in web part pages as List View Web Parts
  5. Each SharePoint lists will provide the below operations
    1. Add
    2. Edit
    3. Delete

How to create a custom list?

You can follow the below listed steps to create a list:

Step 1: When you open your site, you can find the left navigation as shown below:

left navigation Bar

Step 2: Click on the site contents which will redirect you to the View all site content page as shown below: 

site contents

Step 3: When you click on "Add an app", you will get a list of templates/apps based on which you can create list. Let's go with the custom template:

Add an app

Step 4: Now you need to provide a name for your list and then click on the create button.

name for your list

Well, Yay!! You've created a new list with the custom template.

new list with the custom template
How to add more columns in custom list?

You can follow the below listed steps to create a column in the custom list that you created:

Step 1: Open the list that you created. Click on the list option in top ribbon bar and then click on the list settings in ribbon bar as shown below:

list settings in ribbon bar

Step 2: When you open the list settings, there is an option to create the custom column, then click on the "Create column" as shown below:

Create column

Step 3:
 On the Create column page provide the name of your column and data type as your wish. Here I've selected the date and time data type.

name of your column and data type

Step 4: As shown below, you can use the below listed options to create a list column such as,

  • Required/not
  • Column validation
  • Date Time format
  • Default date/Today's date
  • Display format

listed options to create a list column
Step 5:
 Then Click on the "ok" button to create the list column

button to create the list column
You've created a custom column in List successfully.

created a custom column in List successfully

How to add an item in custom list?

You can follow the below listed steps to add an item in the custom list that you created 

Step 1: Click on the "New Item" in your list as shown below,

New Item

Step 2: On the new item page add the data in your column. Clicking on the save will save the item in your list.

add the data in your column

item in your list

How to edit an item in custom list?

You can follow the below listed steps to edit an item in the custom list that you created 

Step 1: Click on the edit link in your list as shown below

edit link in your list

Step 2: On edit screen, you can edit the existing items in your list:

edit the existing items

Step 3: Then click on "Stop" to save your changes.

Stop to save your changes
save your changes

How to delete an item in custom list?

You can follow the below listed steps to delete an item in the custom list that you created 

Step 1: Check the item in your list and click the "ITEMS" option in top ribbon as shown below.

ITEMS option in top ribbon

Step 2: On the ribbon there will be an option to delete the checked item. Then click on the "Delete Item" from ribbon, which will show an alert message, then click ok to confirm your action.

delete the checked item
Delete Item

Default list templates in SharePoint team site

  • Task
  • Announcements
  • Links
  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Discussion board
  • Issue Tracking

Summary

In this article we have explored how to create the custom list and how to add, edit and delete an item in your List.

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