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Configuring the Layout of SharePoint Forms Part 2: Conditional Fields

Back in June, I wrote a blog about how you can make default SharePoint forms a bit more user friendly and aesthetically pleasing using “Configure Layout” feature. For me, this is one of those life hacks that became a regular activity in your day-to-day life. Every list I create gets a configured layout form and then I decide if it needs additional functionality, like conditional fields.

Conditional fields in this case are fields that we only show to the user when they’ve provided certain information already. For my example, I’m going to modify the Travel Request form I already formatted. I added a new column for “method of travel” and included two choices: driving and flying. If the user selects flying, then the flight information fields will become visible. If they select driving, then those flight information fields remain hidden. Let’s start.

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Configuring the Layout of SharePoint Forms

I love a good form, but I am not a fan of the default form on SharePoint online. It does the job, sure, but it leaves so much to be desired. Most of the time I customize it via Power Apps, but that requires licensing and some Power Platform experience, and time. Sometimes, I work with clients that just don’t have those things. Luckily for them, there is a pretty simple way to spruce up the default SharePoint form using some copy paste and find and replace magic.

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Microsoft Lists for EVERYONE (With MSA Preview)

I’ve been working with SharePoint for about 12 years now, and in those 12 years I have consistently said “my life sure would be easier with a list or two.”

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My favorite 5 Features of Microsoft Lists: A List

Microsoft Lists officially dropped in August, and now that we’ve all had some time to play around it’s a good time to create a list of our own: our favorite five (5) features or functions of Microsoft Lists.

To start, what is Lists? Didn’t SharePoint already have lists? Yes it did, but the custom list feature in SharePoint was pretty well restricted to SharePoint. You could create columns and content types and all sorts of views and pretty ways to present data and metadata and datadatadatadata, but the only ways to use that data out of SharePoint was an export, typically Excel. With Microsoft Lists you can take that same data manipulation power and use it in Teams, SharePoint, or as a standalone application. In addition, you can use Power Automate (formerly Flow) to crunch that data even better.

Before we dive in ....   We discussed this  topic in webinar form click here to check out the discussion.

Ok now lets dive in!

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