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What is a document library in SharePoint?

Posted By :Isha     Posted Date :July 26, 2009    Points :10   Category :SharePoint 
A document library in SharePoint is where you upload your main or core documents. Document Library is consist of a row and column view with links to the documents, When the document is updated and so is the link is created on your site. You can also track metadata of your documents. Meta data in SharePoint is consisting of document properties.

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Document libraries are collections of files that you can share with team members on a Web based on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. For example, you can create a library of common documents for a project, and team members can use their Web browsers to find the files, read them, and make comments.
2 We can attach multiple documents to one list item, but in document library there will be only one attachment.
3. In the List the title of the document is NOT indexed. So an end user would not be able to search on the title of the document. Example: I attached a document titled "Copy of Test SPDoc.doc" but after incremental indexing I get no results searching on the word "SPDoc." But we can perform searching by title in Document Library.

4. With a list we only can SPAttachmentCollection.Add(string, byte) only accepting a byte , means the attachment must fit entirely in one continuous block memory. It this is something you do with large file , your server memory may become fragmented.
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6. We can’t check in and Check out in List whereas we can check in and check out in library.
7. We can have only major versioning in List whereas in document library we have both major and minor versioning.
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