Create list in SharePoint 2013



In this post you will learn how to create lists in SharePoint 2013. Here I am listing a couple of approaches to do that. 

  1. Create a list in SharePoint 2013 using OOB feature.
  2. Create a list using list template.


Create list in SharePoint 2013 using OOB feature:

Step 1: From the settings menu click on "Add an app" link to add the custom list.

It will open the Your Apps section under "Site Contents".

Create list in SharePoint 2013
Create list in SharePoint 2013


Step 2: Click on "Custom List" under Your Apps.

It will open the below screen where you can enter the list Name  and click on create or you can click on "Advanced Options" to enter a description of your list along with the Title.

Create list in SharePoint 2013


Step 3: Enter the Name and description of the list and click on create. 

Create list in SharePoint 2013

Cool, you can see the below screen, list has been created successfully.

Create list in SharePoint 2013

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Create a list using list template:

Create List template:

To create a list from List template, you need create List template first. To do that go to "List settings" of your list and click on "Save list as template" under Permissions and Management section. It will open the "Save as Template" section where you need to enter the below details.

File Name

Template Name

Description is optional

If you want the content also to be included while creating the new list from the template then check "Include Content" check box.


create list template in SharePoint 2013
create list template in SharePoint 2013


Once its done list template will get created and it will display the below screen.

create list template in SharePoint 2013


Once you click on the "list template gallery" from the above screen it will redirect to the "List Template Gallery" where all your templates get stored.

create list template in SharePoint 2013

Create a list based on list template:

To create lists from the List template which you have created just now, click on "Add an app" from the site action menu as mentioned in the Step 1.

It will show the "Students" app in the "Apps you can add" section.

Once you click on that you can enter the list name as shown in Step 3 and the list will get created similar to the list from where the template got created.

create list template in SharePoint 2013

Conclusion:

In this post you have learned how to create a list in SharePoint 2013 using OOB feature and based on the List template which we created.

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Devendra Velegandla is a four-time recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2014-2017) for Office Servers and Services MVP and  SharePoint Server. He received the MCC award for his contributions in Microsoft MSDN/TechNet forums. He loves sharing articles, videos, and tutorial on SharePoint and Office 365.