The following article contains step by step instruction on how to create an "Issue Tracking List" and a "Custom List" to work with a Three-State Workflow.



How to create an issue-tracking list:

(Note: A Three-State workflow can be used with any standard or default issue tracking list. )

1. In the upper left hand corner, Select the Site Actions menu, then click View All Site Content.

2. Within the All Site Content page, click Create.

3. In the Create window,  choose the Filter By Tracking option. Select the Issue Tracking icon, and type the desired name for the new list. The list name is required.

(Note: The chosen list name will appear at the top of the list page you create. The name will become part of the Web address for the list page, and will appear in the navigational element that will help users find and open the list.)


4. Before selecting create, choose More Options. The additional options provide you with the opportunity to add a description to the list or specify if a link to the list is displayed in the Quick Launch feature.


5. When you are done select Create.




How to Create a Custom List:

(Note: If you want to create a custom list to use with a Three-state workflow, you must add at least one Choice column that contains at least three state values that the workflow will track.)

1. In the upper left hand corner, Select the Site Actions menu, then click View All Site Content.
 
 2. Within the All Site Content page, click Create.

3. In the Create window,  choose the Filter By Blank & Custom option. Select the Custom List icon, and type the desired name for the new list. 

(Note: 
As above the name of the list will appear at the top of the lit page you create.)
 
4. Before selecting create, choose More Options. The additional options provide you with the opportunity to add a description to the list or specify if a link to the list is displayed in the Quick Launch feature.

5. When you are done select Create.