How to Create a Site Column – SharePoint


We have explained the concept of Site columns already. In this tutorial, we will know how to create a site column that effectively holds all major regions in which a company has a presence. For ensuring that your site column is made available to maximum sites in your SharePoint environment, you need to create it at your site collection’s top level.


Following are the steps for creating site column –

Step 1 :

Go to your site collection’s top-level site.


Step 2 :

Select “Site Settings” showing under “Site Actions” menu


How to Create a Site Column SharePoint


Step 3 :

Go to the section “Web Designer Galleries” and select option “Site columns


Step 4 :

Click Create. You will get to see the Create Column window now.


Step 5 :

Give a suitable name to the site column


Step 6 :

Select the option “Choice” as the information type in this column


Step 7 :

You can also choose to create a separate custom group for all your custom site columns. For this, you need to select “New Group”, and then type “Corporate Columns” in given fields.


Step 8 :

Enter the following properties in the section “Additional Column Settings”


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Step 9 :

Click OK. Your new site column will be now available

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