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Topic: "Custom List"

How to create a custom list in SharePoint

We have lots of out of the box web parts at our disposal in SharePoint. We have Tasks for task management, issues for issues management, a calendar for events, and so on. But what if you want to create a custom list in SharePoint with your own custom columns and replicate, say an Excel spreadsheet? It is not that hard at all… keep reading >

3 ways to notify a user of changes in a SharePoint list

SharePoint lists are great at storing non-document content like issues, tasks, events, contacts or any other info via a custom list. So here is a typical business scenario. Say, you add some content to the list and want to notify a user of changes in a SharePoint list. How do you make this happen? This post will explain the available options. 1. Alert… keep reading >

Why you should never attach documents in a SharePoint list

I see this happening again and again – users attach documents in a SharePoint list. Yes, you can do it – but that is not what SharePoint list was designed for. It is like making pancakes with an iron. As a matter of fact – there are some very strong reasons for you not to continue this poor business practice. Let me… keep reading >

SharePoint lists vs. libraries

One of the most frequent questions you get from new SharePoint users is on the topic of SharePoint lists vs. libraries and the difference between the two. It all comes down to naming convention in SharePoint, which is partially the reason for confusion. Let me explain. SharePoint lists vs. libraries. What’s the difference? What is the SharePoint list? Any web part in… keep reading >