Views are a great way to create multiple “reports” or ways of viewing the data contained in a SharePoint list or library. For example, you may want one view for managers, and another view of the same data targeted towards everyday users. In this lesson, you’ll learn about columns and how they’re used to create specific views.
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Normally in modern lists and libraries you could show/hide columns that already exist by selecting the column header titled “+ Add column” then “Show/hide columns” as seen in the screenshot below.
However, when we do this, Version isn’t an option.
Solution #1: Edit the current view
We visit some classic SharePoint settings to find this column. Simply follow the steps below to add the “Version” column to your list or library view.
1. Go to the list or library and make sure it’s on the view to which you’re adding a column for Version
2. Select the view name (All Items or All Documents is default) then Edit current view
3. Scroll down to the bottom of the list of column names and select the checkbox next to Version.
4. Click OK at the top or bottom of the screen to save.
Note: If you want to rearrange the order of columns as well (perhaps placing Version between other columns) then be sure to change its corresponding number next to its row in the view settings as well.
Solution #2: Edit the view through List/Library settings
Rather than using Edit current view from the view itself, you can also get to the same view settings by going to Settings > List Settings or Settings > Library Settings.
Scroll down to the Views section and select the name of the view for which you’re adding the Version column then proceed with steps 3 and 4 from Solution #1.
And through either method, now we have a column for Version added to our view.