Delete a site column from SharePoint

SharePoint columns help you group, categorize, and track information, such as the department name or project number. There are columns for a site, just like there are columns for lists and libraries. If you're no longer using a site column, you can delete it. (You can also delete a column in a SharePoint list or library.)

A site column is a shared column, and not created individually for each list.

  1. Select Settings, Site information, and then View all site settings.

    (If you don't see Site information select Site contents, and then Site settings.)

  2. Under Web Designer Galleries, select Site columns.
    (It's under Galleries in SharePoint 2010.)

  3. Scroll to the site column you want to delete and select the name.

  4. Select Delete.

  5. If you're sure you want to delete the site column permanently, select OK


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