I would like a column to track changes to my sharepoint list, by writing a timestamp of when a change in any row of any of the columns took place.

Is this possible?


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A row is basically the columns in a list item. The Modified column (which is a Date type) would update whenever a list item was changed. Modified is included as a default column in a list so you should not have to add anything. Does that meet your needs?

  • I can't seem to find a "Modified" column. I can only see the columns which I created myself. Would you care to elaborate? :) Commented Jun 23, 2022 at 19:44
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    Figured out that these meta columns are hidden by default. Incredible that there is so poor documentation regarding this, but all I had to do was click on a column, then column settings, then show/hide columns, then select the meta columns (hidden by default) you would like to display then click apply up top. Then they show up :) Commented Jun 23, 2022 at 21:16
  • Another way to access the meta columns: select "All Items" dropdown in the ribbon -> Edit current view. Commented Jun 1, 2023 at 16:04

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