Fields element (List)

Applies to: SharePoint 2016 | SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Online | SharePoint Server 2013

Contains field definitions for a list definition within a Schema.xml file, or for a base list type within the global Onet.xml file, specifying the fields that are implemented in a list.

<Fields  Revision = "Integer">  ...

Elements and attributes

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.


Attribute Description
Optional Integer.

Child elements

Parent elements


  • Minimum: 0
  • Maximum: 1


The following example from the Schema.xml file for tasks lists fields uniquely used in a tasks list.

   <Field Type="Choice" Name="Priority" DisplayName="Priority" >
         <CHOICE>(1) High</CHOICE>
         <CHOICE>(2) Normal</CHOICE>
         <CHOICE>(3) Low</CHOICE>
      <Default>(2) Normal</Default>
   <Field Type="Choice" Name="Status" DisplayName="Status">
         <CHOICE>Not Started</CHOICE>
         <CHOICE>In Progress</CHOICE>
         <CHOICE>Waiting on someone else</CHOICE>
      <Default>Not Started</Default>
   <Field Type="Number" Name="PercentComplete" Percentage="TRUE" 
         Min="0" Max="1" DisplayName="% Complete"></Field>
   <Field Type="User" List="UserInfo" Name="AssignedTo" 
         DisplayName="Assigned To"></Field>
   <Field Type="Note" RichText="TRUE" Name="Body" 
         DisplayName="Description" Sortable="FALSE"></Field>
   <Field Type="DateTime" Name="StartDate" DisplayName="Start Date">
   <Field Type="DateTime" Name="DueDate" 
         DisplayName="Due Date"></Field>