Creating a View in a List

Another important concept to understand when using SharePoint 2010 lists is that of views. When someone visits a list, the default view will display. Every list is created with a default view, and then the list administrator can either modify that view or create new views, one of which could be set to be the default. The tools required are accessed in the List tab of the Ribbon toolbar and include the Create View tool, Modify view, and List Settings tools. The List Settings tool is the “long way” of getting to the link to modify a view.

In the following example, a user decides a new view is needed in the Announcements list that was modified in the previous example by having a new column titled Topic added. Follow these ...

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