Create Calendar View in SharePoint Online

Recently, I saw in a forum someone was asking, “How do I create a calendar view in SharePoint?” I thought to write a complete step by step tutorial on the same.

In this SharePoint tutorial, I will explain how to create a calendar view in SharePoint Online for a list or library. I will show you the steps for a SharePoint list, and you can follow the exact steps in case you want to create a calendar view for a document library.

Note: There should be two date-type columns in the SharePoint list.

Create Calendar View in SharePoint Online for a List

Here, I am going to create a calendar view for the below list which has the following columns:

  • ID
  • Course Name
  • Technology
  • Category
  • Description
  • Start Date
  • End Date

Here the Start Date and the End Date columns are very important as two date fields are important for creating a calendar view.

How to create a calendar view from a SharePoint Online list

Now, follow the below steps to create a calendar view in the SharePoint Online list.

  • Open the SharePoint list, click on the All items drop-down, and click on the Create new view option like below:
calendar view in sharepoint online
  • Next, in the Create view window, provide the details below. Such as:
    • View name: Enter the calendar view name as “Training Calendar”.
    • Show as: We need to choose Calendar view as per the requirement.
    • Default layout: You can select the default layout whether Month or Week.
    • Start date on calendar: Select the date field as Start Date.
    • End date on calendar: Select the date field as End Date.
  • Then click on the Create button.
calendar view in sharepoint online
  • Once you click on the Create button, the calendar view will be created that looks like the below screenshot.
create calendar view in sharepoint online

Or

  • Date columns are mandatory while creating a calendar view for a SharePoint Online list.
create calendar view in sharepoint online

You can also check the check box “Make this a public view” to make this calendar view public. I hope this helps to create a calendar view in SharePoint online.

After that, you can also make this calendar view the default view for the SharePoint list or library. Follow the below steps:

  • From the same SharePoint calendar view, Select the “Set current view as default” option like in the screenshot below.
How to make a standard calendar view in a SharePoint list

Change Calendar View in SharePoint

It is very easy to change the calendar view of a SharePoint list or library. Follow the below steps:

  • Open the SharePoint Online list -> Click on the Edit current view under the Calender view like below:
Edit calendar view in a SharePoint Online list
  • Then, in the Edit view window, here you can change the calendar Default layout, like Month View, or Week View. You can also choose which column will appear as the Title of items in the calendar. Then click on Save like below:
How to edit calendar view in a SharePoint Online list
  • Once you will change a calendar view from a Month view to a Week view, it will look like the below:
How to create a calendar view from SharePoint Online list

This is how to edit calendar view in a SharePoint Online list.

Conclusion

In this SharePoint tutorial, I have explained how to create a modern and colorful calendar view in SharePoint. With a few clicks a SharePoint site owner can create a calendar view for a SharePoint list or document library.

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