We share a modern list tutorial to give you a quick look at some of SharePoint’s features.
With Microsoft releasing the new Modern Lists for SharePoint Online, I thought I would provide a quick tour of some of the newest features.
So I have created a new “Custom List” in SharePoint Online:
As you can see, the new “Custom List” is very bare bones. It comes with the standard default SharePoint lists columns, as well as a title column.
But, we want to add more columns, so where are my list settings? The old default ribbon has been replaced, so to get to our normal list settings screen, we just need to click the settings gear:
In the case of my custom list, I just added a couple of choice fields and a Yes/No field.
The list settings screen has been unchanged, so if you are familiar with modifying lists in SharePoint, this will still be very familiar to you:
Now that we have our list structure setup, let’s add some data to it. You can use the “Quick Edit” button to quickly add, edit, or delete content as usual.
In addition to data, you can now add more data structure to the list directly from the standard view by clicking the “+” icon at the end of the list:
Also, you will notice two new buttons on the modified toolbar. With SharePoint Modern Lists, Microsoft has integrated Flow and PowerApps directly into the list. This will make it easy to add a Flow workflow or build a new PowerApp directly from the structure of the lists.
With the Flow button, you can add a new flow or view flows that have been assigned to the list:
With the PowerApps button, you can start the PowerApps Browser GUI and have it build you a new PowerApp from scratch:
The new Modern Lists moves towards stripping the legacy functionality from SharePoint (InfoPath, SP Designer, etc), allowing users to leverage the latest functionality from Microsoft.