How to create site column in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online

This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to create site column in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online.

The Site Column in SharePoint helps you by providing a reusable column within your site and subsites. Once you create a site column at our top-level site, we can use that site column in the subsites as well in SharePoint.

Create site column in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online

Now, we will see how to create site column in sharepoint 2013 or create site column in sharepoint online.

Follow below step to create a site column in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online.

Ste-1: Open your SharePoint site -> Site settings

Step-2: Under Web Designer Galleries section -> Click on Site Columns

create site column in sharepoint 2013
create site column in sharepoint 2013

Step-3: Click on Create button to create a new site column.

create site column in sharepoint online
create site column in sharepoint online

Step-4: There are many out of box site column which is provided by Microsoft.

Step-5: Once you click on Create, you can redirect to next page for creating the columns in SharePoint. Please enter the column name and set the datatype.

create site column in sharepoint 2016
create site column in sharepoint 2016

Add Site Columns to SharePoint List

Step-1: Create or open your existing List in SharePoint -> Go to the List Settings

Step-2: Next, Click on Add from Existing Site Columns.

Step-3: Select Custom columns in the drop down list.

Step-4: Select your column and click Add

Step-5: Then Click on OK button and Once you click on OK, you will redirect to view page.

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I hope this SharePoint tutorial helps to learn how to create site column in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online. We also saw how we can add existing site columns to a SharePoint Online list.

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