Understanding SharePoint’s Basics Components – Library, Web Parts and Workflows
In this tutorial, we will discuss some of the basic components of SharePoint, namely Library, Web Parts and Workflows.
While “Lists in SharePoint” store information about multiple items, Libraries in SharePoint serve the purpose of storing documents. In fact, libraries are the locations that enable users look for the documents they need easily and quickly by using keywords or special properties like status, owner, or due date.
Web Parts :
SharePoint Webparts are mini-applications/modules that do either of the following –
- Perform a special function like allowing users to add text and images in a web page without requiring use of HTML
- Display specific information on a page such as financial report
You can store Web Parts in web part gallery. In order to place the Web Parts on web page, you can drag & drop them in a suitable web part zone. Web Parts can be reused, moved and customized on multiple pages.
Adding a Web Part is quite easy and we will learn about the same in coming tutorials.
Adhering to a workflow eliminates the chances of error due to automation of the process. A typical workflow in SharePoint involves steps that must be followed in order to complete a process or task like –
- Approving content
- Transferring documents between locations
Depending on the requirements of your organization, your workflow may be either simple or complex. Workflows need to be clearly defined as these help to attain better levels of flexibility.
We hope this tutorial explains the basic components of SharePoint in detail.