I have a list in my SharePoint Online site. The list has a single line of text column for email address. I want to make the values in this column clickable so that when a user clicks on the value it opens in Outlook. This is possible if a column is "Hyperlink" type but not if it is "Single line of text".

I have noticed that if a column is single line of text and you add a email address and open it with "Quick Edit", the value in the field is [email protected]. So, the email should be clickable but when you click on the link, nothing happens.

Do you know if there is a script that can be added to enable this functionality?



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This can be done with the new column formatting options in O365. On the listview, use the menu for your single line of text and choose Column Settings > Format this column. This will open the Format column display pane where you can paste the following to have the contents automatically turned into a mailto link.

    "$schema": "http://columnformatting.sharepointpnp.com/columnFormattingSchema.json",
    "debugMode": true,
    "elmType": "div",
    "children": [{

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