SharePoint lists custom View and Edit Buttons using JSON Formatting



If you need to add custom buttons as below to open SharePoint Online forms from list items (with the same behaviour as if you opened them using the out-of-the-box options), you can add them easily by using list formatting JSON, as below:

The main point here is to add a customRowAction element to a JSON template. This row action will allow you to call several list item out-of-the-box actions from the custom button/HTML element. For the edit button (launches a list form in edit mode) you can use the ‘edit action, and for the view one (launches a list form in display only mode) you can use the defaultClick action.

To use those buttons you need simply to add a ‘dummy’ column to your SharePoint list/view to work as a placeholder for the buttons (I normally use a calculated column so it never appear in forms), and then you can reuse the below as JSON template for the columns, for each button:

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{
  "$schema":...



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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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