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I have a custom Sharepoint list with attachments enabled. This allows me to upload a number of attachments which display with most recently uploaded files on top. While I know it is not possible to have two attachments columns for a list in Sharepoint, what I do wonder is if it is possible to 'organize' the uploaded files in such a way to create a separation between files so they don't appear in one big unordered list as if there were two attachment columns. I hope my questions is clear, if not I will be happy to clarify! Thanks in advance!

  • Are you looking for attachments to display in 2 columns format versus 1 column format? – Venkat Konjeti Jun 8 '17 at 16:09
  • @VenkatKonjeti Two columns would be fine, as long as I could somehow control which attachments appear in each column. The goal is when someone views the details of a list item, that they would see two separate 'lists' of attachments. One 'list' would have attachments pertaining to a certain subject, while the other 'list' would have the attachments pertaining to a different subject. – dak1220 Jun 8 '17 at 16:14
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You can customize the Display Form or Field on a form using CSR. This will be used to render your field as designed but you have to decide how to categorize your attachments.

The Syntax would be as follows

SPClientTemplates.TemplateManager.RegisterTemplateOverrides({
  Templates: {
    Fields: {
      'Attachments': {
        DisplayForm: function(ctx) {
          var html= '';
          var attachments = ctx.CurrentItem.Attachments;
          if(attachments != null) {
            html = "<ul>";
            for(var i = 0; i < attachments.Attachments.length; i++) {
                html += ("<li>" + attachments.Attachments[i].FileName + "</li>");           
            }           
            html += "</ul>";
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
});

You can refer this article which explains with an example.

Let me know if you need further help.

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