Chapter 2. SharePoint Lists Everything Is a List

Well, perhaps not everything. But SharePoint stores most content information for collaboration sites in lists, or some may say variations of lists. That should come as no surprise considering that SharePoint uses SQL Server as a storage container for all content information as well as for information used to define the appearance of your site. Lists translate well into the table paradigm of databases.

This concept brings up an interesting observation. One could say that SharePoint even stores the document libraries discussed in Chapter 1 in a special type of list. By adding unique attributes to those of a basic list, SharePoint can create not only libraries, but also many other types of lists. ...

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