SharePoint custom list example

In this SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss 10 useful SharePoint custom list examples. Also, we will see, how to create a custom list in SharePoint Online and how to add a column to a SharePoint Online list.

SharePoint custom list example (10 Lists)

Here we will learn to create a custom list and add column to the list in SharePoint with example.

Example 1: Course Information

In a course information list, we can store details about various courses.

I will show you first how to create a SharePoint Online list as well as how to add a column to the SharePoint list.

  • Open SharePoint site
  • Navigate to Site content.
  • Click on the New icon, then you can create a list by clicking on List or clicking on App -> Custom List( i am using App to create a custom list in SharePoint Online).
Create list in SharePoint
Create list in SharePoint
  • Then give a name to the custom List (e.g courses).
  • Click on create
create custom list in SharePoint
create custom list in SharePoint
  • Then inside Site content click on your list i.e. Course List.
SharePoint list
SharePoint list
  • Inside courses, Click on the Add column, add columns with column’s type in the course list in SharePoint. There are 6 columns with column type in the Course list in SharePoint.
Column NameColumn Data Type
Course nameSingle line of text
Course durationSingle line of text
InstructorPerson
DescriptionMultiple lines of text
Course feeCurrency
Course typeChoice
Column and column type in SharePoint list
  • Click on a single line of text.
add column to the SharePoint list
add column to the SharePoint list
  • Type the column name, and give a description.
  • Click on Save.
add column to the SharePoint list
add column to the SharePoint list
  • In the same way, add the other columns to the SharePoint list.
  • After adding the column, click on the new icon, to fill the data in each column of the SharePoint list.
how to add values to a column in sharepoint
how to add values to a column in sharepoint
  • Enter the data in every field, see the below example to enter data.
  • Click on Save.
Sharepoint edit column drop-down list
how to add values to a column in sharepoint

In the above way, you can enter data/items in columns of the SharePoint list. Now you can view the column holding items/data in the SharePoint list.

Course information list in SharePoint online
Course information list in SharePoint online

Check out, SharePoint Online location column.

Example 2: Vacation Request

We can create a vacation requests list to store details when an employee in an organization applied for a vacation.

The vacation request list can contain the below 6 columns with the below column type.

Column NameColumn Data Type
Full namePerson
First dateDate and time
Last dateDate and time
Purpose of leaveChoice
DescriptionMultiple lines of text
ApprovedYes/No
vacation request list column with column type in SharePoint Online

Follow the above example (Course) to create the vacation request list. Now, you can view the example of the vacation request list in SharePoint Online.

vacation request list in sharepoint
vacation request list in SharePoint Online

Example 3: Project Management

We can create a project management list to store information about projects that we want to manage in the organization.

A few pieces of information like project name, project start, and finish date, project status, assigned to, and project duration can be stored in a project management list.

The Project Management list in SharePoint can have the below 7 column with column type.

Column NameColumn Data Type
Project nameSingle Line of Text
Start dateDate and time
Last dateDate and time
Project statusChoice
Assign toPerson
BudgetCurrency
DurationSingle line of text
Project Management column with column type in SharePoint online

In the Below image, you can see the Project Management list in SharePoint Online. Follow example 1 to create the SharePoint List.

Project Management list in SharePoint Online
Project Management list in SharePoint Online

Example 4: Recruitment Tracker

A recruitment tracker is used to track candidate profiles, interview schedules, and job applications under the list of job vacancies.

In SharePoint recruitment tracker can have the below 7 columns with column type .

Column NameColumn Type
Candidate namePerson
PositionChoice
ProgressChoice
Application dateDate and Time
Interview Date Date and Time
RecruiterPerson
Candidate EmailSingle line of text
ExperienceSingle Line of Text
SkillsChoice
Recruitment Tracker list with column and column type in SharePoint

Below screen shots you can view the example of Recruitment tracker list.

recruitment tracker list in sharePoint
Recruitment tracker list in SharePoint Online

Example 5: Issue tracker

It is used to track the issues and manage the user requests in the organization. This type of system is used in the areas of deal processing, technical support, bug tracking, etc.

The SharePoint issue tracker list can contain the below 9 columns with column type. To create the issue tracker list in SharePoint online, follow the above example (Course).

Column NameColumn Data Type
IssueSingle line of text
Issue descriptionMultiple line of text
PriorityChoice
StatusChoice
Date reportedDate and time
Assigned toPerson
Days oldNumber
Images Images
Issue logged byPerson
Issue tracker column with column type in SharePoint

In the below image you can see the issue tracker list in SharePoint Online.

 issue tracker list in SharePoint Online
issue tracker list in SharePoint Online

Example 6: Covid-19 vaccine registration

The Covid-19 vaccine registration SharePoint list is used for medical purposes and it stores the information about patients, who register for the vaccination.

The SharePoint covid-19 vaccine registration list can contain the below 10 columns with column type.

Column NameColumn Data Type
Full nameSingle line of text
NationalitySingle line of text
BirthdateDate and time
GenderChoice
EmailSingle line of text
Phone numberNumber
AddressLocation
Street AddressLocation
Insurance companySingle line of text
Insurance IdSingle line of text
Covid-19 vaccine registration SharePoint list

To create the vaccine registration list in SharePoint you can follow the example 1: Course. In the below screen-shot you can see the Covid-19 vaccine registration list in SharePoint Online.

Covid 19 vaccine registration list in SharePoint
Covid-19 vaccine registration list in SharePoint Online

Example 7: Course Instructor Feedback

We can use the course instructor feedback list to track feedback about a trainer.

The Course Instructor feedback list can contain the below 11 columns with column type.

Column NameColumn Data Type
Student IdSingle line of text
Student emailSingle line of text
CourseChoice
InstructorSingle line of text
Receive syllabus and instructions at firstChoice
Course objectives stated clearlyChoice
The instructor uses appropriate teaching methodsChoice
Class time is used efficientlyChoice
Instructors overall teachingChoice
Instructor is helpfulChoice
Recommend the classChoice
Course instructor feedback sharepoint list

In the below screen-shots you can view the Course instructor feedback list in SharePoint Online.

Course instructor feedback list in SharePoint Online
Course instructor feedback list in SharePoint Online

Example 8: Restaurant Feedback

Customer feedback makes the restaurant successful. Restaurant feedback SharePoint list contains a set of feedbacks from various customers.

This SharePoint list can contains the below 13 columns with column type.

Column NameColumn Data Type
Name Single line of text
EmailSingle line of text
Location you have visitedChoice
Day VisitedDate
Dine-In / Take OutChoice
AgeNumber
Food QualityChoice
CleanlinessChoice
Order AccuracyChoice
Speed of ServiceChoice
Overall Service QualityChoice
Overall ExperienceChoice
Any comment or suggestionMultiple line of text
Restaurant feedback SharePoint list

In the below Screen-shots you can view the Restaurant feedback list in SharePoint online.

Restaurant feedback list in SharePoint online
Restaurant feedback list in SharePoint online

Example 9: Employee survey

An employee survey is done to know the employee are satisfied with the organization or not. If there is a lack in the satisfaction of employees then the organization will work on it.

In an organization, we can use the Employee Survey list to store employee feedbacks. Below are the 14 columns with column types you can add to an Employee survey list in SharePoint Online.

Column NameColumn Data Type
Full nameSingle line of text
DateDate and time
SalaryChoice
Health benefitsChoice
Physical work environmentChoice
Performance feedbackChoice
Employee evaluationsChoice
Training opportunitiesChoice
Overall benefitsChoice
Opportunities for advancementChoice
Do you feel valued at work?Yes/No
Do you have the resources you need to perform your job well?Yes/No
Does your job cause you stress or anxiety?Yes/No
Any additional feedbackMultiple line of text
Employee satisfaction survey list in SharePoint Online

In the below screen-shots you can see an Employee survey list in SharePoint Online.

Employee satisfaction survey list in SharePoint Online
Employee satisfaction survey list in SharePoint Online

Example 10: Doctor Appointment System

The doctor appointment system simplifies the appointment scheduling with new and recurring patients.

The doctor appointment system list in SharePoint online can contain the below 10 columns with Column type.

Column NameColumn Data Type
Full nameSingle line of text
GenderChoice
Phone numberSingle line of text
Date of birthDate and time
AddressLocation
EmailSingle line of text
DoctorChoice
Have you previously attended our facility?Yes/No
If Yes, state on which condition and when?Multiple line of text
Appointment date and timeDate and time
doctor appointment system list in SharePoint online

The below Screen shot is the example of the doctor appointment list in SharePoint Online.

Doctor appointment list in SharePoint
example of SharePoint list

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In this SharePoint tutorial, we learned to create a SharePoint list and also learned to add a column to the list in SharePoint Online and we created 10 SharePoint custom list examples.

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