Chapter 9. SharePoint lists

One of the greatest strengths of Microsoft SharePoint is that it enables users to create lists and to customize them for specific business scenarios. Users can create a new custom list and add whatever columns are required for their current business needs. All the details of how SharePoint tracks the schema definition for columns in a list and how it stores list items in the content database are handled behind the scenes. This approach allows business users to rapidly create light business applications with no involvement from the IT department.

Although lists make it easy to create simple no-code solutions, they are also the foundation of many SharePoint solutions and apps. Developers often rely on lists as the primary ...

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