How can I change the column in a SharePoint list that has the link to the item and the link to the item with edit menu

Ex: I currently have "Area" that is (linked to item with edit menu), but I want to delete that column and make ID linked to item with edit menu.

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  • I know it is an old thread, but I think this change won't be populated if you create a new site based on the site with the change to the list?
    – user40723
    Mar 21, 2015 at 17:41

2 Answers 2


You can do this using SharePoint Designer.

  1. Open the site
  2. Open the list
  3. Edit "AllItems.aspx" or which view you want to modify
  4. Look for <ViewFields>
  5. Add the property linkToItem="TRUE" Note for SharePoint 2010 it is LinkToItem Example

  • Hi I am in sharepoint designer, and I don't see the Allitems.aspx file Jan 21, 2015 at 16:51
  • The name might be different. You can check the available views. And then edit the one you are interested in. Jan 21, 2015 at 16:51

Open AllItems.aspx (or whatever your view page is) page in sharepoint designer. Now add ListItemMenu="TRUE" in FieldRef tag of your field where you want to add view and edit menu.

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