Any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated.

I have created an app called 'Projects' using a custom list. Following the creation of a page i've inserted this app as a web part two times naming the two lists 'Current' and 'Ongoing'.

The problem I have is when typing content in the 'Current' list it duplicates into the 'Ongoing' list. I understand that the app i have created is just one instance but how would i use the same app but be able to populate it with different content?

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You will need to create two apps/lists to hold the different sets of data.

If you want the lists to have the same columns and settings, you could create a list template.

If you need the data to all be in one list, you could connect one of the filter Web Parts (only in SP enterprise I believe) and filter out the data you don't want to be displayed, or create a view.

  • Creating a list template is exactly what i'm trying to achieve here with the same columns - just different content. I've made an app from a built-in custom list app. Then when i save this custom list as a template it saves it in the original place where i started with the built-in custom list app. So i selected this and start creating an new app based on this template and it seems to do exactly the same thing. What am I doing wrong?
    – Chris
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 15:21
  • So, you create the list template, choose to add a new app, then select the template instead of custom list? You will need to create two instances of it, one to hold each set of data you want to display (unless you choose to filter). Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 15:41
  • Specifically, you might want to create a view Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 15:45

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