Change SharePoint Online/2013/2016 List Column Order

This SharePoint Online customization tutorial explains how to change list column order in SharePoint Online/2013/2016 list or document library. We can change the columns order in SharePoint list new form or edit form etc.

Here I have a SharePoint Online custom list that has columns like Title, UserName, Gender, Country, and Address. When we will go for adding new items to the SharePoint List we can able to see the List form look like below.

Here by default, it displays the Title columns at the beginning, but I want the UserName field to appear at the beginning. So I will show here how to change the list column order in the new form or in edit form in SharePoint list.

SharePoint change column order new form
SharePoint change column order new form

Follow below steps to change column order in SharePoint list.

Open SharePoint Online/2013/2016 list and then go to the “List Settings” page of the particular list whose list form we want to customize. Scroll down the page we can able to see “Column ordering” in the List settings Page like below:

change sharepoint list column order
change sharepoint list column order

Click on Column Ordering. In the Change Column Ordering Page, Change the number of “Position from Top“. Here I have changed the Title column order from 1 to 5. Click on OK.

sharepoint change column order new form
sharepoint change column order new form

When we changed the List column order it will not display in the SharePoint list, when we will go for “add new item” to the list the order column is reflected in the List new form in SharePoint.

Here I have changed the Title column order to 5 and UserName as 1, so when we will go for Add new item we can able to see the Title field at the Last and UserName at the beginning.

sharepoint column ordering not working sharepoint 2013
sharepoint column ordering not working SharePoint 2013

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Conclusion

In the SharePoint article, we were discussed how to change the column order of the SharePoint list form. I have shown how easily you can change column order in the new form and edit form in the SharePoint Online list.

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