SharePoint List – Understanding Crucial List Elements
A List in SharePoint offers a systematic way to store and display information. Items, Columns and Views are the three core elements of a SharePoint List.
In this tutorial, we will know about these different elements of SharePoint list in detail.
In a row, an Item refers to a row. So, a SharePoint list that includes information on customers may have a unique list item for each single customer. Each of these unique list items is also referred as customer record/customer row
A Column in a list refers to a field. A Column referred as “metadata” in SharePoint list includes descriptive information about that item.
Considering the case of customer item in a SharePoint list, columns describing the customer would typically be –
- Phone number
- Physical address
- Mailing address
- E-mail address
A view in SharePoint displays a subset of information available in the list. It can thus be the customers who have been added during a particular time period.
A List in SharePoint can have multiple Views. You can quite easily create a view in SharePoint for –
- Addressing the informational needs of a user
- Displaying entire list information with predefined sequence of items
We hope this tutorial explains the concept of core SharePoint List elements in detail.