Column formatting

About column formatting

Improve the display of columns in SharePoint lists with formatting. The column-formatting text describes the elements that are displayed and their display style. The data in the column doesn't change.

Anyone who can create and manage views in a list can access column formatting from the column settings.

Column formatting example

Here is a standard list view, without formatting: Example SharePoint list without column formatting

With formatting, a colored bar shows size, a mail link is added, and status is indicated with colors and icons: Example SharePoint list with column formatting applied

How to

Column formatting is applied using a text format called JSON. However, you don't have to know everything about JSON to format columns.

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