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That should add Customer as a field, as well as its additional display fields (see Figure 7.42).
Although the additional fields appear just after the lookup field, they are for show only and
have nothing to do with data entry, so their order in the underlying list doesn’t matter. If you
decide to add additional display fields for this lookup, edit the lookup field here (in this case,
Customer). If you want them to display in the view in a different order, you can easily modify
the view to suit your needs.
FIGURE 7.42
The new
lookup and
additional fields
The final field to create for this list is Expiration, which was a site column that you created
earlier in the chapter.
Adding a Custom Site Column
One of the beautiful things about site columns is their ease of use. Yes, it’s a little inconvenient to
have to go directly to the Site Column Gallery to create your own site columns (rather than just
clicking a setting on a field you’ve already created and tested in a list to add it to the gallery).
Regardless, site columns can’t be beat for their convenience when creating or modifying lists.
1. To add the custom site column we created earlier to the Sales list, simply click Add From
Existing Site Columns in the Columns section of the List Settings page. This is the same
sequence you followed to add the existing Birthday site column to the Customers list earlier.
2. You’ll be taken to the Add Columns from Site Columns page, where you can select
Custom Columns from the Site Columns Groups drop-down menu. This is the group that
contains the site column you added earlier in the chapter.
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