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List Instances

The ListInstance element specifies default data with which to provision the given list type. This element maps to the List element previously located within the Configuration element in Onet.xml.

Caution note Caution

When a list instance is provisioned in a Feature, the Title attribute must be specified and unique.

Elements

  ListInstance

    Data

      Rows

        Row

          Field

The following example shows the contents of an XML file in which the ListInstance element is used to specify default data for a list instance.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
   <ListInstance 
      Id="WssAdminTasks" Title="Administrator Tasks" 
      Description="Create an Administrator Tasks list to track a group of admin work items."
      TemplateType="1200" Url="Lists/AdminTasks">
      <Data>
         <Rows>
            <Row>
               <Field Name="Action">/_admin/globalemailconfig.aspx?Source=/default.aspx, Configure Outgoing E-Mail Settings</Field>
               <Field Name="Description">Specify the SMTP e-mail server to use for alerts and administrator notifications.</Field>
               <Field Name="Title">Outgoing e-mail settings</Field>
               <Field Name="SystemTask">True</Field>
               <Field Name="Priority">01</Field>
               <Field Name="Service">SMTP</Field>
            </Row>
         </Rows>
      </Data>
   </ListInstance>
</Elements>

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