Creating a Calendar View in SharePoint 2016

By Rosemarie Withee, Ken Withee

To create a Calendar view, you must have at least one Date field in your app. The predefined SharePoint Calendar app, not surprisingly, uses this view as its default. A Calendar view helps users visually organize their date-driven work and events.

To create a Calendar view, start as you’d begin to create a Standard view, but in Step 4, click the Calendar View link. Like the Gantt view, you see new options on the Create View page. You have a section for Time Interval, where you select the date column to use as the Begin and End fields for the view.

You also have selections to make for Calendar columns, including Month/Week/Day Titles and Week/Day Sub Heading Titles (optional). Choose the column of data you want visible on those days in the different calendar layouts.

There is also a scope option for the default display — Month, Day, or Week. As expected, several options aren’t available for Calendar views including sorting, totals, item limits, and styles; however, filtering choices are important and are often used with Calendar views.

Calendar views can also be used with Calendar overlays, which allow you to display more than one calendar view in a calendar.