This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a status column in a SharePoint List. A SharePoint status column allows you to record the state of an item or record through its lifecycle. SharePoint status indicators can be used to quickly display what action ought to be taken with an item or record. As a bonus, at the end of the tutorial, I'll demo how to add visualizations to your status column. This includes, conditionally formatting and even a red-green-yellow traffic light.