M365 Changelog: Modern lookup columns

MC297558 – This new feature, Lookup columns, will allow you to connect a list to a column from another list you have on your site. Once connected, you can easily “lookup” other information and include this in your new list. This makes it easy to maintain team-level, centralized lists that contain information you use repeatedly.

Note: You can now create look up columns in modern list and document library UI.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82156.

When this will happen:

Targeted release (entire org): will begin rolling out in late November and expect to complete rollout mid-December.

Standard release: will begin rolling out in late December and expect to complete rollout late January.

How this will affect your organization:

You will now see “look up” column as an option in column creation for lists and document librarys.


What you need to do to prepare:

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.