Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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You might have noticed in Figure 7.3 that the list’s name is part of the URL in the browser’s address
bar, demonstrating the usefulness of a short list name. Try to avoid spaces. Giving your lists or
libraries short names is important in terms of the URL length (about 260 characters before a query
string—query strings usually start with question marks). Folder names, no matter how nested, are
usually added to the URL in a query string, which are limited only by the browser (most can have
URLs with a query string of more than 2,000 characters).
Just as a bit of trivia, when you are creating subsites, consider that, in order to be able to make a
list or library there, the new list page adds /_layouts/new.aspx (18 characters) to the path to get
to the New page. So, it will be hard to create a new page if you exceed 242 characters.
To really see what the Issue Tracking list is all about, create a new item, as follows:
1. Start by clicking the Add New Item link at the bottom of the content area (or click the
New Item button in the Items ribbon). This will take you to the New Item form box
(Figure 7.4).
Creating a new
issue item
2. Enter a Title (which is required). The Assigned To field is a People And Groups data
field. Assign the issue to the user account under which you are logged in by clicking in
the field and entering your username. The Issue Status field, which is simply a Choice
field, can be Active, Resolved, or Closed. Leave it Active for now. The Priority field (also a
Choice data field) can be left at Normal.
3. Feel free to enter a description in the Descriptio n field. Under normal circumstances, this
field would be very important for resolving the issue and for use as historical data later.
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