Add a column to a task list

You can capture additional information about the tasks in your project by creating a new column in your task list.  To learn about tasks lists, see Create and manage a project task list.

Create a new column

  1. From Site contents in the navigation pane, select the task list (If you're creating a new task list, select +New > App, and search for the Tasks app. )

    Task list
  2. Select Edit this list.

  3. On the Tasks page, click the plus (+) Add Column at the top of the far right column of the task list.

  4. If the information you want to capture is Text, a Number, a Date and Time, or a Person or Group, you can select that option in the list.

  5. If you want to capture information of a different type, such as a drop-down list of different options, currency, or a hyperlink, you can select More Column Types and use the box that appears to add your new column.

    Tip: You can also click ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Create Column, in the Manage Views group on the List tab, to add a new column.

  6. After you have added a column, you may want to move it left or right in the task list. To do this, click Modify View, in the Manage Views group on the List tab.

  7. In the Columns section, use the Position from Left drop-down lists to reorder the columns.

  8. When you've finished, select Stop editing this list.

For more information on modifying a view, see Create, change, or delete a view of a list or library.

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