How to Add Site Column to a List in SharePoint


We have already explained the procedure to create new site column in our previous tutorial. The new site column can be used on any list/library in your SharePoint site collection. In this way, your time and energy needed for recreating list-centric columns gets saved.

This tutorial guides you through the stepwise process of adding a site column to SharePoint list or library. Rather than creating a raw column on the list, you will be adding an already existing site column to SharePoint list.


Following are the steps for adding site column –

Step 1:-

Go to your team site’s main page.


Step 2 :-

Select Documents library


Step 3 :-

Click Library tab on ribbon


Step 4 :-

Select Library Settings option to get redirected to Library Settings page


Step 5 :-

Scroll down the page to get Columns section


Step 6 :-

Select the option that allows adding from already existing site columns. Now, you will be redirected to page “Add Columns from Site Columns


SharePoint - Add Site Column


Step 7 :-

From the drop-down “Select site columns from”, select Corporate Columns group


Step 8 :-

Select Corporate Regions filed


Step 9 :-

Click Add button


Step 10 :-

Click OK

That’s how you can add a site column to your SharePoint list or library.


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