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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint® 2010 Development in 24 Hours by Vinu Santhakumari, Manpreet Singh, Sohail Sayed

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Understanding Site Columns

You saw earlier that SharePoint stores data in the form of rows and columns. Columns define the schema of the data to be stored. You can have two types of columns—site columns and list columns. List columns are scoped to a list and cannot be reused in other lists. Site columns are reusable across multiple lists across multiple SharePoint sites.

SharePoint 2010 comes with a lot of out of the box site columns. In the previous section you saw the Title column in the MyCustomList list. This is an out of the box column that is present in all types of lists and libraries. To view the site columns in your SharePoint site go to Site Actions, Site Settings. Under Galleries click Site Columns link. You see the screen shown in ...

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