SharePoint : List

A list is a container of data that is structured in a  way so it can be customized according to need.

Lists are the most important storage units in SharePoint, most sites’ data is stored in them. To be more specific, document libraries are special type of lists and because of their importance, we are going to define them in a little bit more detailed way:

Look at a list like a table of columns and rows, columns are called fields, as in excel sheets or any type of database, each field will have a type (text, number, date, etc.)

So when you insert data to those fields you will have records (horizontal rows in table), each record is called an item that have its special parameters.

Each item has the ability to attach a document to it in an optional way.

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