WOW your Co-Workers with Awesome Looking Lists: Conditional Formatting in SharePoint

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WOW your Co-Workers with Awesome Looking Lists: Conditional Formatting in SharePoint

WOW your Co-Workers with Awesome Looking Lists: Conditional Formatting in SharePoint

Have you ever wanted to impress your co-workers with awesome looking lists in SharePoint? In this webinar recording with Marijn Somers, we take a look at conditional formatting within SharePoint. Learn how to win over your colleagues by creating modern lists using column formatting or view formatting in SharePoint. However, with all the knowledge that you will gain comes great responsibility. So, use these tips wisely in your organisation and enjoy this knowledge responsibly!

Key Takeaways from the Webinar

  1. Learn what SharePoint can do by default to deliver awesome looking lists and libraries.
  2. You will know how to go beyond the defaults with SharePoint formatting.
  3. Know what you can do with column formatting vs. view formatting.
  4. You will know why you shouldn’t have spaces in your columns.

Learning Outcomes – Conditional Formatting in SharePoint

How conditional formatting used to work with older versions of SharePoint

Marijn runs through older versions of SharePoint, from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2010 and beyond. He talks about how the older versions worked, SharePoint designer, PathToSharePoint JavaScript and more.

Why the change in modern lists?

Why were these not a good solution? This is a question Marijn discusses. He addresses why SharePoint has changed this and why many of the older features are no longer viable solutions for lists. Additionally, he talks about why SharePoint Designer and writing HTML/JavaScript are no longer feasible in SharePoint.

How does conditional formatting in SharePoint work now?

Marijn explains that there are a bunch of things you can do from the User Interface. Or, if that is not enough, you can always add your own JSON script. JSON is a simple, readable script language, whereby if you have basic understanding of HTML language, you can go very far with it.

Default options for lists – conditional formatting in SharePoint

Additionally, Marijn takes a look at what is available out of the box. He talks about 2 major options for lists and libraries. On one hand you could format just a column, the other option is view formatting. Moreover, he takes you through a demo on column formatting and what is possible out of the box. Some things include how to apply choice pills and rules to your columns.

Dive into a little bit of code

You don’t have to be a developer or know anything about code to follow this session – just follow along and enjoy the ride. What if you go one step beyond what is available out of the box? This is when you enter the JSON territory. Marijn gives a demo on JSON code implementation in SharePoint. He also demos how to create a status field for lists and uses Christmas presents as a scenario. Following that, Marijn gives a demo on other elements of column formatting such as Svg, starting a workflow from a button, document libraries, and much more!

Besides this, he also touches on view formatting. He gives a demo on using an AdditionalRowClass, a RowFormatter, grouping, and changing the command bar.


People to follow for great content

Chris Kent – @thechriskent

Tetsuya Kawahara – @techan_k



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