A list in SharePoint is used to store data across columns in separate rows. You can think of a list as a table in a database that will have columns and rows. You can also think of it as a spreadsheet with columns and rows. Items such as issues, software bugs, employee addresses, phone numbers, web site links or pretty much anything else can be stored.

There are different data types that can be used for each column. The standard types include text, number and date as well as link, user, choice, image and many other types.

The data in the list is displayed through views. A list will always have a default view that displays all items. You may create any number of views and choose which columns to display, what to filter by, how to order by and what to group on.

Security permissions are inherited from the site the list is created in unless you specify unique permissions. Each item's security permissions inherits from it's list's (parent) permission unless you specify unique permissions for it.

Workflows can be created in SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio and added to the list to run when items are added, updated or deleted. This gives you the ability to modify data within the list, add items in other lists or delete associated items anywhere.
A list in SharePoint is used to store data across columns in separate rows. You can think of a list as a table in a database that will have columns and rows. You can also think of it as a spreadsheet with columns and rows. Items such as issues, software bugs, employee addresses, phone numbers, web site links or pretty much anything else can be stored.

There are different data types that can be used for each column. The standard types include text, number and date as well as link, user, choice, image and many other types.

The data in the list is displayed through views. A list will always have a default view that displays all items. You may create any number of views and choose which columns to display, what to filter by, how to order by and what to group on.

Security permissions are inherited from the site the list is created in unless you specify unique permissions. Each item's security permissions inherits from it's list's (parent) permission unless you specify unique permissions for it.

Workflows can be created in SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio and added to the list to run when items are added, updated or deleted. This gives you the ability to modify data within the list, add items in other lists or delete associated items anywhere.