This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to create and manage task list in SharePoint. How to create a task list in SharePoint and how to create a task in the task list in SharePoint.
We can follow the same steps to create Tasks list in SharePoint Online and in SharePoint On-premises versions like SharePoint 2013/2016 etc.
Create and Manage Task List in SharePoint
Step 1: To create a Task list in SharePoint Online, log into the SharePoint site next click on the gearbox at the top, and select add an app or click on quick launch site contents.
Step 2: From the “App” page, search for Tasks and click on “Tasks” app file. Once clicked, it will ask you to assign the name; enter a name and click on “Create“.
Now, Tasks List is created successfully and has appeared on the site contents page as well. You can also see the below screenshot.
Step 3: Open the created SharePoint Tasks list and click on “Add new task” from the page or select items and click on “new task“.
Step 4: This action will call the “Create task” wizard. Here, we need to enter Task Name, Start Date, Due Date, Assigned to (SharePoint users whom you want to assign the task).
Step 5: From here, we can save and create new tasks but in case you want to create tasks with advanced mode, we need to click on “Show More”.
Once clicked, we will get some more boxes to enter information, such as – % Complete, Description, Predecessors (In case, you have created more items) or it will be none by default, Priority, Task Status (we can configure task status here only). Finally, click on “Save“.
Step 6: Finally task has been created and it will appear on your page.
We can also create a sub-tasks in case we have existing new tasks, but we can’t create directly new sub-tasks.
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Hope this SharePoint list tutorial helps to know how to create a task list in SharePoint and how to create a task in the task list in SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013/2016.
Rajkiran is currently working as a SharePoint Consultant in India . Rajkiran having 7+ years of experience in Microsoft Technologies such as SharePoint 2019/2016/2013/2010, MOSS 2007,WSS 3.0, Migration, Asp.Net, C#.Net, Sql Server, Ajax, jQuery etc.He is C#Corner MVP (2 Times).
I’ve been trying to create a task list like this one in the “modern” sharepoint and it’s driving me crazy… not sure if the modern layout removed the Tasks List functionality, or it has something to do with my companies restrictions. Do you have any idea if there’s a way to do it in the “modern” sharepoint?