5.1. What Is a List?

To start, lists are located in SharePoint sites. Lists offer a consistent interface for data entry. The data in the lists is stored in their site's content database and is available for users to pull up and even manipulate via list views. Each list has at least an All Items view, which is a page that displays the contents of the list; as such it's considered a content page. You can usually navigate to a list using the Quick Launch bar on most pages of a site. Sites are stored in Web applications, and every Web application has at least one content database.

The content database contains the relational databases (or what I call, for convenience's sake, "tables") that contain the lists' data. Every time you create a list, you ...

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