Normally I create a New List if I want to add an additional column to a List that already exists in a web.

Wondering what would be the best option, should I create a new list with additional column or if there is any script or something I can use to add column to existing one.

I am using sharepoint 2007 and I have this list on hundred of pages.

Content Type

      <ContentTypeRef ID="0x0101">
        <Folder TargetName="Forms/Document" />
      <ContentTypeRef ID="0x0120" />

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you can add a column to the list by doing (a number field in this example):

SPList lst = oSPWeb.Lists["List Name"];
SPFieldNumber fld= (SPFieldNumber)lst.Fields.CreateNewField(SPFieldType.Number.ToString(), "Column Name");

However its better to create a content type, create a list and then bind the content type to the list. That way you can manage your lists and columns better than when you constantly keep creating new lists...

  • In list schema.xml I have got this, but I am not really sure what its being used for here, Jul 25, 2012 at 10:31
  • edited my question Jul 25, 2012 at 10:31

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