Add, edit, move, or delete columns in Lists

Add, edit, move, or delete columns in Lists

Each column in a list represents a piece of information that your team is tracking for the items in the list. These are some basics for working with columns on the desktop.

Note: These features are not currently available on mobile.

To

Do this

Move a column

Drag it to its new location.

Add a column

Select  Add column drop-down  at the right end of the column headers and select the type of data the column will contain.

For technical info about the different column types, see List and library column types and options. Note that this is a SharePoint article and not all of its content applies to Teams.

Edit a column's properties
(including name, type of data,
and whether entry is required)

Select the column header, and then select Column settingsEdit.

Format a column

Select the column header, and then select Column settingsFormat this column.

Hide columns

Select any column header, and then select Column settingsShow/hide columns.

Delete a column

Select the column header you  want to delete and select Column settingsEdit > Delete. Delete is at the bottom of the menu.

Want to know more?

Read more about Lists

Data and lists in SharePoint (Columns)

Format a column to change how it looks

Column formatting using JSON

Note: In the SharePoint articles, not all of the content applies to Teams.

For IT admins

Manage the Lists app for your organization in Microsoft Teams

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