How to Create a Column in SharePoint Documents Library
In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a column for SharePoint Documents library.
Columns allow easy tracking of the current status of all project-related documents like –
- Planning documents
- Training presentations
Because you do not require users to punch in just any value as the status, you are providing a list of most common choices. Here, we have assumed that you need a choice column that can enable you to easily specify the complete release status of all documents stored in a document library.
The status can be specified as –
- Final Release
A choice column provides users a full list of values for suitable selecting. The values are presented in a drop-down menu to users for making a selection. Creating New Column in Documents Library
Following is the procedure to creating a new column –
Step 1 :
From your team site’s main page, select Documents as shown in the side navigation bar
Step 2 :
Select Library tab as displayed in the ribbon
Step 3 :
From the Library tab’s “Manage Views” section, select “Create Column”. Once the Create Column window gets displayed, enter following column properties in the boxes
Step 4 :
Click OK. This will complete the process of new column creation.
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