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Office 2010 Workflow: Developing Collaborative Solutions by Mark J. Collins

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Chapter 3. SharePoint Primer

This chapter is intended for anyone who is fairly new to the SharePoint technology. I'll give you a brief description of the various types of objects that are used to implement a SharePoint solution. In a very loose sense, you can think of SharePoint as a database where the "tables" are the lists and the "rows" are the items you put in the lists. Because SharePoint also provides the visualization of this data, presentation aspects are considered at every level in the "database" design.

Columns

The basic building block is the column, which holds a single piece of information.

Note

Columns are also referred to as fields. In the SharePoint object model, which you'll use in Chapter 9, you access columns through the SPField ...

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