How to Change the Order of Columns SharePoint


Once you have fully defined a list/library with columns to be tracked, you may realize at times that you would prefer having the columns appear in some slightly different order. For example, you may find it important to display the owner details before the status while you may need the status placed prior to the review date.

In this tutorial, we will know the steps to change order of columns.


Following are the orderly steps for the same –

Step 1 :

Go to the main page of your project team site


Step 2 :

Select Documents.


Step 3 :

Select Library tab from ribbon


Step 4 :

Select the option showing “Library Settings”. You will be redirected to “Library Settings” page.


Step 5 :

Scroll to the page’s Columns section


Step 6 :

Select Column Order link. This will redirect you to “Change Column Ordering” page. Following figure shows the same


Change the Order of Columns –SharePoint


Step 7 :

Update the fields based on following table


SharePoint Column


Step 8 :

Click OK

That was the simple procedure to change order of columns. To learn more, browse through our other SharePoint tutorials available at our website.


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