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I'm looking for a solution that displays the number of items that are stored in a folder of a list. Maybe this can be done with javascript/jquery, but I actually don't want to reinvent the wheel. If anyone has seen such a solution, I would very much appreciate any hints :) Thanks in advance Tobi

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First check out this link to learn how to turn on metadata for Folders:

Second check out this link for adding the ItemChildCount to your folder:

For a Javascript variation check out this cool link on how to write HTML in a calculated column (which includes some Javascript.) It's not the full answer but I think you will get what you want out of the first two links:


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Did this answer the question for you? – Kristopher Apr 4 '13 at 15:15

Have you tried out setting the Totals property in the View settings? I believe you can set the Totals to count the number os Title in the list. This sould be applicable on folders as well...

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yes this gives me a count on the current items in the list. But it does not fit my requirements. Imagine a list with items and folders in it. And next to every folder icon there should be the number of items inside the folder. -foldername (3) -foldername2 (5) -item ... this won't work with the described count property :( thanks anyway for your reply :) – Tobi Oct 11 '10 at 7:50

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