There is a library with folders which has some columns, the folders also have sub-folders in it which are inheriting columns .. any way to hide sub-folder columns?
It's not possible in Folder in SP Library. However, you can use Document Sets instead of folders. You can create content types for Document Sets and you can add/edit columns as per your need
Go to advanced settings for the library and check "Per-Location View Settings".
Here you should be able to set that the top in your hierarchy only uses a view that shows the column, and then set another view for all the others sub folders.
Configure the availability of views for a location in the site hierarchy
Per-location view settings don't work at the folder level in SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint Online
Yes i am using SP2013 only. and it doesnt seems to work.– OM-ॐApr 26, 2017 at 5:43
Is there anything similar in sharepoint online? All subfolders are inheriting the view from the parent folder.– goravAug 21, 2020 at 18:23
@gorav and OP. I am running into the same issue I am not sure if you have solved this or not but in 2013 SP, I am pretty sure all you have to do is use a document set instead of a folder Jan 27, 2021 at 21:29