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Datasheet View

Note: You need Internet Explorer web browser and 32-bit Office installed to be able to use Datasheet View


Datasheet view is useful for doing bulk changes on a SharePoint document library or a list:

  • multiple changes to metadata
  • multiple deletions of files or list items


It is also the only way in SharePoint 2010 to separate the titles and names of folders in document libraries.

Image 1:  
The folder names in SharePoint document libraries need to be short since they become part of the URL - which has a limit of 256 characters.  The folder title can be long and descriptive.



 Image 2: Steps for changing the titles and names of folders are listed below.