I added a list view to a page. The List contain two columns "Title" and "ReleaseDate". The "Title" is the default column when I create the list. I have not changed the column name.

Here is part of my CSR js code. I call "ReleaseDateViewTemplate" for Title field by purpose. So that I can count how many "Hi" is returned.

overrideCtx.Templates.Fields = {
                "Title": {
            "View": ReleaseDateViewTemplate
        "ReleaseDate": {
            "View": ReleaseDateViewTemplate

function ReleaseDateViewTemplate(ctx) 
    var date  = ctx.CurrentItem[ctx.CurrentFieldSchema.Name];
    var monthNames = [ "January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June","July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December" ]; 
    var d = new Date(date);
    return "<div class='dateBox'><div class='dayDateBox'>" + d.getDay() + "</div><div class='monthDateBox' >" +  monthNames[d.getMonth()] + "</div></div>";

According to my experiment, the ReleaseDateViewTemplate function have not been rendered on the Title field. But it rendered for ReleaseDate field. Any advice to debug it? Thanks.

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    – Alex
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 7:13
  • I have tried use console.log to track. There is no error at all. The "Title" field is not being overrided at all. I have tried "LinkTitle" as well and nothing happen. Where can I get a list of OOTB field name?
    – Mark L
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 2:54

1 Answer 1


The field name used in CSR code (I think it is not called "Internal field name" as it is referring another value?) for TITLE field are:

  • Title (Title only, no link)
  • LinkTitle (Title with link and with "..." suffix to open a dropdownmenu)
  • LinkTitleNoMenu (Title with link to the document or file but no "..." suffix)

I cannot find any official reference about these field names.

In my code mentioned in question, I replace "Title" to "LinkTitleNoMenu" and everything is working.

  • I tried to change Title's background color. If use 'Title' or 'LinkTitleNoMenu', there is no change. If use 'LinkTitle', the color is changed, but the context is showing 'undefined'. Does anyone know which Title's internal name should be used?
    – Sophie
    Commented Dec 15, 2017 at 19:30
  • @Sofie16 As you mentioned, 'LinkTitle' have effect so it is the correct name. I think your CSR code is not handling the context correctly.
    – Mark L
    Commented Dec 18, 2017 at 2:18

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