Change the column order in a list or library

Change the column order in a list or library

You can change the order in which columns appear in a list or library view.

You can also add or delete columns in a list or library (or show and hide them as needed), change the settings for a column, create or delete a list from a page or site in SharePoint, or create a document library in SharePoint Online. For more information about managing lists or libraries with many items, see Manage large lists and libraries in SharePoint.

Change the order of how the columns are displayed

  1. Go to the library or list for which you want to change columns.

    If the name of your list or library does not appear on a page, select Settings Office 365 Settings button , select Site Contents, and then select the name of your list or library.

  2. Select the header of the column you want to move, then drag and drop it to the appropriate place. Repeat as needed.

    A document library in the modern SharePoint Online view, showing a column being dragged from one position to another

(You can also select the down arrow Chevron icon to expand details. at the top of any column, then select Column Settings > Move Left (or Move Right) as needed.)

Change the order of how the columns are displayed in classic SharePoint

  1. If the list or library is not already open, select its name on the page or in the Quick Launch.

    If the name of your list or library does not appear on a page, select Settings Office 365 Settings button , select Site Contents, and then select the name of your list or library.

  2. In the ribbon, click the List or Library tab.

  3. In the Manage Views group, click Modify View..

    SharePoint Online Ribbon Library tab modify view option
  4. Click the down arrow under Position from Left in the columns section of the Modify View page for the column name you want to change.

    Reorder Library columns in Modify view dialog
  5. Repeat step 4 to change the order of all columns you want, and then click OK to save.

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