I need to add a hyperlink to the Sharepoint (2013) list item in one of the columns or make the list item itself as a link. I don't know how to do this.

Any help is appreciated!

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    Can you please elaborate the requirement with example? Where you want the link? In same list or in different list or somewhere else? – 404 Mar 9 '15 at 17:06
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    Have you tried adding a hyperlink field to the list? – wjervis Mar 9 '15 at 17:07
  • I tried adding a hyperlink field. But how to insert an URL and text to URL using Javascript into that field? – Keerthi Mar 9 '15 at 17:11
  • Or is there a way to add text box to a list item, so that the user enters values in that? – Keerthi Mar 9 '15 at 17:15

Your requirements aren't clear, but if you want the list item to direct you somewhere other than the display form page, you can use a calculated column to combine a url and the item name.

The formula would be:

="<a href='"&%URL_Field_Name%&"'> "&[%field_name%]&"</a>"

You can take input from user in textboxes and on button call JavaScript function to set the URL Field of the list item as given below:

var urlValue = new SP.FieldUrlValue();
urlValue.set_description("my description");
newListItem.set_item("UrlFieldName", urlValue);


SP.ListItem.item Property

  • This would be the best answer, considering the comment about using javascript. – hitdrumhard Dec 1 '15 at 17:56
  • @arsalan Im after a same kind of solution. Please suggest the javascript wherein we want the item name: Apply Now to be shown with the value of the hyperlink. I ve tried calculated column, but in my case the moment user is checking the details in dispform mode, calculated column code is visible rather than the hyperlink. – Jason May 20 '16 at 6:28
  • @Jason you can hide the calculated to column to appear in display forms. Check How to remove title column – Arsalan Adam Khatri May 20 '16 at 13:11
  • @ArsalanAdamKhatri thanks for your reply. Well I don't to hide the column name, but I want the hyperlink to appear when viewed in MODAL view. Currently, you can view the hylerlink wen u r looking in displayform view, but in modal view it shows the code added in calculated column. Also the calculated column has value set to numeric. – Jason May 22 '16 at 23:49
  • @Jason you can ask a separate question, please add screenshots for modal view and display form so we can help. – Arsalan Adam Khatri May 23 '16 at 12:26

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