SharePoint provides loads of great lists out of the box, but there will still be times when you need to create your own list. This recipe shows you how to use SharePoint Designer to create a custom list to track customer orders.
This recipe works for:
SharePoint 2010 Foundation
SharePoint 2010 Standard Edition
SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition
Office 365 (SharePoint Online)
You will need a SharePoint site where you want to create your custom list.
You will need SharePoint Designer 2010 installed on your machine, and permission to use SharePoint Designer against your site.
Open Site Actions menu and click on the Edit in SharePoint Designer option.
SharePoint Designer 2010 will load and open the site ready for editing.
Select List and Libraries in the Site Objects pane.
Select the Custom List icon in the List and Libraries ribbon.