i need to insert multiple links in my list item and i have seen that exists a type of site column named "Summary Links". This column works in edit, allowing me to add multiple links and groups.

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the links are not showed in "view" and in list view.

I'm working on sharepoint online and i've enabled the publishing feature.

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Someone has any idea? thanks in advance

  • I've solved using multiline and inserting a content webpart with a javascript that perform a parsing for the value in multiline field. The data are presented with javascript that delete the predefined column and append at the table a customized div.
    – Mirko Usai
    May 12, 2016 at 12:23

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Well, the description of the Summary Links Column is as follows:

Summary Links is a site column created by the Publishing feature. It is used on the Welcome Page Content Type to display a set of links.

maybe this answers your question. My Suggestion is:

  • Use Summary Links Web Part (Under Content Rollup)


  • Use Multi line of text column (choose option: Enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables, and hyperlinks)
  • i've created a new site column of type "SummaryLinks" associated to my own content type, but this is not showed on the list that had it. The XML of my Field is: <Field Type="SummaryLinks" DisplayName="References" RichText="TRUE" RichTextMode="FullHtml" Required="FALSE" Group="EPS columns" ID="{b04c141d-d431-475c-a431-3baadf3850d6}" SourceID="{808973f7-6c59-4448-960e-d5143edd4599}" StaticName="References" Name="References" Version="1" Customization="" AllowDeletion="TRUE"/> I can't use webpart because every item has it own links
    – Mirko Usai
    May 11, 2016 at 10:07
  • I dont think this will work unless your content type is associated with a page layout where you can place your column and it will render as an HTML! May 11, 2016 at 10:37
  • the strange thing is that in edit i can see links, but in view the field is empty. Here there are some links to images that can explain my situation: On view link link On edit link link
    – Mirko Usai
    May 11, 2016 at 10:51
  • Try to use the multi line of text (as I mentioned on my answer) and see if this fulfills your reqs. Good Luck! May 11, 2016 at 10:55
  • I would have preferred use summary links because is more user frendly, columns were populated by user, but for that i think than javascript can help! :D thanks for all!
    – Mirko Usai
    May 11, 2016 at 11:22

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