Hiding the New and Upload buttons from a SharePoint document library using JSON list formatting



Recently I got a query about hiding the New and Upload buttons for a SharePoint library, because there was a need to allow users to browse documents using out-of-the-box SharePoint views in a library while still having permissions to upload files so that they could upload files using an SPFx WebPart or a Canvas App.

This request can easily be achieved using list formatting, by adding customisations to the command bar to hide some buttons as below:

Items to hide/JSON content

Using list formatting, there is an option to hide an out-of-the-box SharePoint button from the command bar in a view (for both lists and libraries).

To hide the New and Upload buttons from a view, you can simply use the below JSON, by mentioning the command key, and the property ‘hide‘ as true:

{
    "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/v2/row-formatting.schema.json",
    "commandBarProps": {
      "commands": [
        {
          "key": "new",
          "hide": true
  ...



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michelcarlo
michelcarlo
SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant/Developer always trying to get the best from Microsoft stack (Microsoft 365/Azure/Power Platform and related stuff).

Living in Ireland since 2018, I had previously worked in Brazil as a consultant/developer for Office 365, SharePoint and related technologies for almost 10 years.

Author: michelcarlo

SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant/Developer always trying to get the best from Microsoft stack (Microsoft 365/Azure/Power Platform and related stuff). Living in Ireland since 2018, I had previously worked in Brazil as a consultant/developer for Office 365, SharePoint and related technologies for almost 10 years.

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