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Create Site Column

Posted by Jean Paul on October 12, 2014

In this article we can explore how to create a site column in SharePoint 2013.

Site Column

Following are the properties of a site column:

1. Site Column is a Type

2. Site Column allows Reusability

3. Site Column can be used in Content Types, Lists, Libraries

4. Site Columns can be OOB & Custom

5. Site Column can be created through SharePoint user interface & Programmatically

View Site Columns

You can view the site columns from Site Settings > Site Columns link.


You can see various site columns having different data types.


Create Site Column

Click on the Create button to create a new site column. You will get the following page.


You can specify the following:

1. Name of the site column

2. Type of the site column

3. Group of the site column

4. Description of the site column

5. Other custom properties

In the above example, I am creating a site column named SSN which is of data type Number. Click Ok button to create the site column.

You can see the new site column in the list.


Now you are ready to reuse the site column in your content type, list or library.



In this article we have explored Site Columns and how to create it.

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