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  Asked By: Venessa    Date: Feb 04    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 1925

I know that you can customize list items, e.g., add a custom field, item level
metadata, etc. However, is it possible to customize properties at a list level?
It appears that you can only change the name, url, and description. I'd like to
also add properties to help categorize the lists by subject matter.

Specifically, we are creating a SharePoint 2010 projects site where staff can
create new project task lists. Managers would then be able to roll-up of tasks
by category. Since all tasks w/in the list will have the same category, I'd love
to be able to set the category at the list level instead of setting the category
at each list item. (Which users will forget to do anyway)



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Gopal  Chaturvedi     Answered On: Feb 04

Seems like you could create a custom content type based off of a list and
specify that. I haven't done it yet though, and will be watching to see what
others say.

Answer #2    Answered By: Saloni Vyas     Answered On: Feb 04

The content type approach was my first thought as well.

Answer #3    Answered By: Rosalie Buckner     Answered On: Feb 04

I don't have an answer for you on this one but I wanted to point out that you
could have a category that is set by default on the list. Make a required choice
field with a single entry and make it the default setting. That way the users
don't have to set it or change it. You could even hide it using management of
content types or JavaScript on the form.

Answer #4    Answered By: Alexander Rocha     Answered On: Feb 04

Or have the "category" simply be a list meta-data column (as you did not want
to do), but required, and populated by default to be the unique "category" of
each such list.

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