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Creating lists on the fly

From: SharePoint 2013 New Features

Video: Creating lists on the fly

SharePoint 2013 lets you create lists in much the same way that you would create them in Excel: in an ad-hoc fashion where we begin entering data and add columns as we need them. Let's see how we can use the Custom List with Datasheet View app to create a list on the fly. Let's go to Site Contents, choose add an app. And now we'll scroll down to Custom List in Datasheet View and click.

Creating lists on the fly

SharePoint 2013 lets you create lists in much the same way that you would create them in Excel: in an ad-hoc fashion where we begin entering data and add columns as we need them. Let's see how we can use the Custom List with Datasheet View app to create a list on the fly. Let's go to Site Contents, choose add an app. And now we'll scroll down to Custom List in Datasheet View and click.

We need to give this a name remember that you're actually providing a URL here, so a short name would be good. And the list that I want to create in my sports team site here is a list of teams and their sport and organization name. So it'll have 3 columns and this is really about, TeamSports, so I'll click Create and here's our new list. I can either click here in the Recent list to open it or click here in my app, and it opens in Datasheet View in Editing View.

So the first column of course is to be able to select items. The second is a Type so we were storing documents here for example we would be using this. And the third you know we have the ability to have a title, but I want to rename this because what I want is Team Name. And I could type a team in here for example, "Lakers" or "Los Angels Lakers." Now we're going to add a column and it's another Text column and this is the "Sport." And in this case the sport we're going to put is "Basketball." And now we have an Organization Name-- again more text--and in this case the organization name is "NBA." So that's how this works.

We simply added text and columns. If we wanted to add Numbers, Dates and Times or Person or Group, we could do that as well. So let's say this is information about what we have in stock or how many we want to order in inventory kind of setting. We just that we do want to choose a Number and we choose Number for example "In Stock." And we type a number you'll that it actually behaves just as we expect a Number to behave in Excel, its right justified because it's a numeric value.

If we want to insert a column of a type that's not shown here, simply choose More Column Types and you'll end up in the same Add a Column setting that would've been in earlier versions of SharePoint. Where you can be very specific about what type of information you want to put in this column. If most of the columns you want to insert aren't Text, or Numbers, or Dates and Times, or People, you might consider using the regular Add Custom List app in order to do that. But this works just fine.

To determine what kind of information I'd like to have at the same that I'm laying out my brand new list. When I'm all done I simply choose Stop editing this list. And I have a regular list item in my new Custom List created in SharePoint 2013.

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