Office 365 – SharePoint online – New Feature : “Location” column added to list and libraries. Now we can add Location data from Bing Maps or our organization directory
New feature rolled out for Office 365 – SharePoint Online in last month, December 2018. I explored this feature and it seems to be very good feature for SharePoint Online Intranet applications.
“Location” column is added for SharePoint online libraries and lists. Which allows us to add location data either from Bing Maps or our organizations directory. This column have data like address, city or state.
Lets explore in more detail and have step by step demo.
I am using my test tenant and test site which I created – https://knowledgejunction.sharepoint.com/sites/en. Lets try this column on “Document” library.
Go to Site Content >> Open any Document Library
Click on “Add Column +” option to add new column of “Location” type as
Fig 1 – Office 365 – SharePoint Online – Adding new column of “Location” type to document libraryOnce we clicked on “Location” column
“Create a column” dialog will appear as sown in below figure
Fig 2 – Office 365 – SharePoint Online – Creating a new column of “Location” type to document library
Here, we have given the name “My Location” to the column, also please have a look to the linked columns “Street Address”, “City”, “State”, “Country or Region” “Postal Code”, “Coordinates” and “Name” as shown in above figure 2.
Please click on “Save” button. Once we Saved the column, all the above linked columns are added to the view as
Fig 3 – Office 365 – SharePoint Online – new “Location” type column added to document library. Linked columns “Street Address”, “City”, “State”, “Country or Region” “Postal Code”, “Coordinates” and “Name” are added.
We can enter data for Location column or when we create or edit list item we can search for location data either from Bing Map or our organization directory to associate with respective item, in following figure I am searching for “Pune” location as
Fig 4 – Office 365 – SharePoint Online – adding new “Location” type column – entering data either through Bing Maps or our organization directory
Fig 5 – Office 365 – SharePoint Online – adding new “Location” type column – After adding location data
Finally after associating location data with list item, view looks like as
Fig 6 – Office 365 – SharePoint Online – adding new “Location” type column – After associating location data with document
Once we have “Location” data in place, we can use any linked column for filtering and sorting.
I’ll stop here today. In coming article we will discuss more about this column.
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