Adding a Column in a List and Updating a List Item

Although libraries store documents, and can be extremely useful even if additional metadata columns aren’t added, lists derive their value from the columns that make up the list, so adding columns to lists is a frequently performed task. Figure 19.30 shows the Create Column window that opens when a user with the manage lists list permission clicks the Create Column button. Similar to in a spreadsheet, a number of different column options are provided. In SharePoint Foundation 2010, these are as follows:

• Single line of text

• Multiple lines of text

• Choice (menu to choose from)

• Number

• Currency

• Date and Time

• Lookup (information already on this site)

• Yes/No (check box)

• Person or ...

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