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Recommendation for storing Documents in Sharepoint

Hi.

There is some difference in best practice or performance for storing documents (photos, pdf) within a sharepoint list in the attachment column or in the document library.

The application runs on Power Apps, I would like to know if you have any performance issues or recommendations for storing documents using the attachment column in the list.

Thanks.

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Scott_Parker
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If you want something done quickly and easily, list attachments work well. The Attachments control available inside and EditForm works great. Use attachments for files that are specifically related to an item on a SharePoint list, like if each item in the list is an instance of a business workflow.

 

What you're missing out on by using Attachments are things like sensitivity labelling, searching, and opening and editing in the browser. If a file is going to be opened frequently and edited from SharePoint, don't do it as an Attachments.

 

I haven't noticed any speed differences between the two.

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Scott_Parker
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If you want something done quickly and easily, list attachments work well. The Attachments control available inside and EditForm works great. Use attachments for files that are specifically related to an item on a SharePoint list, like if each item in the list is an instance of a business workflow.

 

What you're missing out on by using Attachments are things like sensitivity labelling, searching, and opening and editing in the browser. If a file is going to be opened frequently and edited from SharePoint, don't do it as an Attachments.

 

I haven't noticed any speed differences between the two.

Thanks, Scott_Parker!

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