Difference between SharePoint List and document library

  1. In to a document library we can upload document [which are not blocked file type] and some content, which get stored in Content database.
  2. A list on the other hand a just piece of data, just like SQL table although it is possible to store binary content in to list as well as using attachment.
  3. And with a document library we can SPFileCollection.add(string, stream) – Document Library Accept a stream, means the content can be in memory, or disk or even a TCP/IP socket.
  4. But with List we Only Can SPAttachmentCollection.Add(string, byte[]) only accepting a byte[] , means the attachment must fit entirely in one continuous block memory. It this is something you do with large file , your server memory may become fragmented
  5. And we Can Publish a Infopath Form Template in document Library, and this problem is rise when we submit the Form in different place then where you published the form.
  6. We can’t create Folder in List but can in Doc. Library
  7. Document library the Check in Check out functionality but not in List.
  8. Document library support the Major and Minor Version of files and Folders. But in List only support the Major version. So that two people cannot change the same content at concurrently.
  9. Some type of list have different functions like for instance people being only able to read their own posts, but these are not available in every type of list and are not available at all with document libraries and other libraries.

10. List have one special List Content type, same as list Library has also DocumentLibaray type content type.

11. Bothe list and Library are support Event handler and Workflow like features.

About Krishana Kumar

Krishana Kumar is SharePoint Architect/Trainer having Architecture experience with high volumes at Enterprise level and global scale - creation of highly scalable solutions with global user base and geographically distributed architectural components. Good knowledge of SharePoint best practices and governance models. I hold Two Master degree in Computer Science with over 11 years of experience working on Microsoft Technologies specially SharePoint, Project, .NET and other Information Worker Technologies. Having good exposer in Client side scripting Angular.js, backbone and Node. I am currently responsible for SharePoint Infrastructure set up and leading teams in various medium and large scale projects, architecting, designing & installing SharePoint farms, developing custom components,, and providing advanced SharePoint administration and development training to teams and customers. I regularly speaks in various SharePoint User Groups and other Events. I have MCSA Windows Azure, MCSA Office 365, MCSE & MCSD SharePoint 2013, Microsoft Certified Developer (MCD) and holds MCPD, MCTIP and MCTS for SharePoint 2010, MCTS MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0, MCPD, MCITP (EPM 2010 & 2007) and MCSD .NET.
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