Ordering The Columns In SharePoint Online List Forms

In this article, I would like to share the steps to order the SharePoint list columns for list forms. We have already gone through the process of how to create a list and their features.

SharePoint list

  1. The SharePoint List is a collection of information where we can share the information with our team members.
  2. A SharePoint list is used to store the data.
  3. We can customize the list easily. Also, we can set the permission to each list for different users.
  4. We can show a list on the web part pages as List View Web Parts.
  5. Each SharePoint list allows the below operations.

    1. Add
    2. Edit
    3. Delete

SharePoint Columns

  • SharePoint list is using to categorize, group the columns and track the information’s in list and libraries
  • Multiple data types are available such as single line of text, multi-line of text, person or group, number, dropdown list etc

Steps to order the SharePoint list Columns

Follow the below-listed steps to order the list columns.

Step 1

Open your SharePoint site in browser.

Step 2

Click on the site content which will redirect you to the "View all site content" page, as shown below.


Step 3

Then, select your list where you want to order the list columns from site contents page.


Step 4

Open the “List” option from the top ribbon bar and select “List Settings”, as shown below.


Step 5

On the list settings page, you can see the option for ordering the columns.


Step 6

Click on the “Column ordering” option. On the column ordering page, we can change the list column order,

For e.g. - here, I’m changing the action column 9 to 2.


Step 7

After completing the ordering changes in list, click on the OK button to save the changes.


Step 8

Then, go to the list and open the new form/ Edit form/Display form.


Finally, column ordering change will be reflected in your form as we expected.



In this article, we have explored how to order the SharePoint list columns for list new form, edit form, and display form. Happy Learning!