Creating columns and other options in SharePoint (Team Collaboration)

In any list or library, you can add a column for more information.  You can have several columns of information per item and create views that only show certain columns.
 

List Tools TAB

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Each Column can consist of several types:

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Create Column 

  • Click on List or Library in All Site Content or link. 
  • If you have the permissions, click on the List or Library Tools TAB. 
  • Under Manage Views Section, select Create Column. 
  • Column Name: Type in a name for new Column. 
  • Type of Info in this column: Choose from the several types.  Based on this choice, you will be given different options; choose accordingly and click OK to create the column.
     

NOTE: You can create columns and not add them to the default view but to another view when you modify that view.

 

Change or Delete a column in a list (or a library)

 

Change a Column

  • Select the list 
  • In the Ribbon, click the List TAB.
  • In the Settings Group, click List Settings.
  • On the List Settings page, in the Column section, click the name of the column that you want to change. 
  • Change the settings that you want and click OK.

  

Delete a column

NOTE: This procedure deletes the column and any data in the column. You cannot restore the column from the Recylce Bin
  • Select the list.
  • In the Ribbon, click the List TAB.
  • In the Settings Group, click List Settings.
  • On the List Settings page, in the Column section, select the name of the column you want to delete.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the Change Column page and click Delete - when prompted, click OK
NOTE: Lists contain required columns that cannot be deleted such as Title or Name (you won't see a Delete Button). If you cannot delete a column, but you do not want the column to appear in a view, you can remove it from the view.
 

Enable AssignTo Column Email Option

If you use the AssignTo column/field, by default the email option is turned off. You need to enable that feature as follows:

  • Select the list.
  • In the Ribbon, click the List TAB.
  • In the Settings Group, click the List Settings.
  • On the Settings Page under General Options, select Advanced Options.
  • Under Email Notification, select the Yes Button to enable emails

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Article ID: 2202
Created
Mon 5/3/21 3:42 PM
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Mon 5/3/21 3:42 PM