Categorize with Columns
A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström
the previous SharePoint Online from Scratch articles
Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com
Business Solutions, has shown various way to categorize
files in SharePoint document libraries.
In the demo below Peter shows how to use columns to categorize
the items in a SharePoint document library. He creates a
text column and a choice column. The principle is the same
in other SharePoint lists.
Peter also explains how you can work with tagging in an
Excel like way in the Quick Edit view, and he discusses
if columns should require information or not.
Create a new column in a SharePoint document library
the Standard view: click on the Create column
button under the LIBRARY tab in
the ribbon. Select what kind of column you wish to create.
This option gives you most column type alternatives
the Quick Edit view: click on the plus sign to
the right of the grid. Select what kind of column you
wish to create.
This option gives you first some but not all possible
column type alternatives. Select More Column Types to
see all alternatives.