Document Libraries in SharePoint


Document libraries can easily store almost any kind of file. The anatomy of a SharePoint document library is quite similar to that of a list.


Following are its main elements –

File items :

You must be aware that a list’s primary element is an item. In the same manner, a document library’s primary element is file.
Most organizations effectively collaborate by using Microsoft Office documents like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or via other common formats, like PDF, HTML, and JPEG. Document libraries support almost all file types, assuming that the administrator has not blocked it.

Columns :

The column types that are available for SharePoint lists are also available in the case of document libraries. Depending on the template you have selected, certain columns may have been already created for you. Most of such libraries share a common columns set.

However, special templates like picture and asset libraries have additional columns like image size and copyright. It’s quite easy to create additional columns whenever required only if you have the suitable rights to the site.

Views :

Document libraries display all their stored items in views. For any document library, the default view is “All Documents” view.

This view displays all documents within the library in collective groups of 30 in following columns –

  • Document Type
  • Name
  • Modified
  • Modified By

We hope this tutorial fully explains the concept of Document libraries in SharePoint.

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