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Linking column of list other than Title

  Asked By: Virgil    Date: Dec 16    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2537

In my SharePoint List, there is a ID Column which is not seen under "List
Settings". How can I rename the column?

Also every link has Only Title column which has default linking to its item
display page.
Can we anyhow provide linking to other columns?

Kindly note that, I cant use SPD to convert the webpart in to XSLT view and then
work - as my other functionality get disturbed by converting in to XSLT .



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jarret Riddle     Answered On: Dec 16

I don't think you want to rename  the ID field, even if you find a way.
That's how SharePoint identifies the item (as opposed to its name or
anything else).
If you're creating a linked field in a list, you should be able to
select which field you want to display. Of course, this assumes the field
isn't hidden; which field are you trying to display instead?

Answer #2    Answered By: Viren Rajput     Answered On: Dec 16

Re SPD killing your "other functionality", I have found that SPD is VERY VERY
picky about what you do, and specifically the sequence in which you do things.
I know, it sounds bizzare, but it is my experience.

On the other hand, I have never found SPD to "kill" (disable) any
functionality that I build in the UI in the first place.

Answer #3    Answered By: Gabrielle Welch     Answered On: Dec 16

If I use SPD, then I have to convert  my list  UI to XSLT view  so that I can give
hyperlinking to ID (or any other field).
Also, with XSLT view I couldnt find way to display the Count or Sum of a column
values of list which was easy when using UI. (or do you have the trick to do

I also can not Hyperlink the Attachment icon to its Attachment file with XSLT
Thats why I prefered to use UI.
But with UI I cant get the ID or other column  linked than title  column
Hope you got the problem.

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