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SharePoint lists IV: Create a custom list

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In , you learned how to create lists based on templates that come with your team site. But what if you need to create your own custom list, a list with special columns that you define? This course will show you the ropes.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson.
  • A short test at the end of the lesson. The test is not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can print at the end of the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create a custom list that contains columns with specific data types.
  • Create text columns that can store names, e-mail addresses, and more.
  • Create choice columns that allow people to choose values from a list.
  • Create a simple Yes/No column.
  • Create columns that use numbers, currencies, and calendar dates.
  • Create a calculated column.
  • Create columns that look up information from other sources.
  • Make data entry easier by changing the order of the fields.
  • Make useful views for the custom list.

Before you begin

This course requires experience working with SharePoint lists, or you can take Lists I: An introduction, Lists II: Create and work with different lists, and Lists III: Create a list based on a spreadsheet.

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