SharePoint - List functionality
SharePoint - List Functionality
In this chapter, we mainly look from the end user perspective, covering lists and some of the functionality value added in addition to lists like views, validation, etc. When end users create content in SharePoint, it is stored as lists.
Lists are really the mechanism for storing data in SharePoint.
It provides the user interface to be able to view items in a list, add, edit and delete items or view individual items.
Let's take a look at a simple example where we'll add a contact list.
Step 1 - Open your SharePoint site and navigate to the Site Content page. You can see current content, lists and libraries, and we have the option to add new coheld by clicking on add an application .
Step 2 - So let's take a look at some of the things we can add to our site -
We can create a new document library.
We can create a custom list where we define the schema.
There are also lists with predefined schemas like the list tasks here.
We can add images, wiki pages, forms, link list, announcement list, contact list and calendar , etc.
Step 3 - Let's select the contact list.
Step 4 - We will call this list- Contacts then click on the Create button.
Step 5 - So now you can see here in your site contacts, you have the contact list and you can click above to work with the items in the list.
Step 6 - One way to add a new item to this list is to click on this New Item link and then add it to my content.
Step 7 - Enter the first and last name, then go to the toolbar or ribbon and click Save .
Step 8 - We can also put the list in edit mode by clicking on the link edit .
Step 9 - Then we can add a few more contacts. When editing is complete, click Stoper edit to exit badge editing mode.
The page will display all contacts.
A couple of other things when working with the list here.
Step 10 - Click on ITEMS to access ribbon elements.
Step 11 - Click LIST here to access ribbon items related to the entire list.