Chapter 2. SharePoint Lists
Everything Is a List
Well, perhaps not everything. However, SharePoint stores most content information in lists, or variations of lists. This should come as no surprise, considering that SharePoint uses SQL Server as a storage container for not only all content information but also all the information used to define the appearance of your site. Of course, lists themselves translate well into the table paradigm of databases since they consist of rows and columns of information.
SharePoint does not save each list as a separate table. Rather, it combines information from all tables together in a special table schema, but since you are not studying how to read the SharePoint database files here, but rather how to use ...