Is there a different way to join/concatenate values from 2 single line columns into a 3rd column other than the way below?

    "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/column-formatting.schema.json",
    "elmType": "div",
    "txtContent": "=[$Text1] + ' and ' + [$Text2]"

I do not want to use a calculated column for this.

Columns are Text1, Text2 and Text3 is the one being formatted.


Yep, your alternative to an inline expression is this for concatenating values:

  "elmType": "div",
  "txtContent": {
    "operator": "+",
    "operands": [
      " ",

Output (example):

8 hour(s)

  • 1
    Great answer, I'd also add that you can do this online with a single line like this: "txtContent": "=[$Duration] + ' ' + [$DurationUnits]" Also, worth mentioning is that unlike in calculated columns, both of these fields need to be present in the view in order to access their values using list formatting. – theChrisKent Jun 7 at 13:20

No OOB function like concat string(other than '+') in JSON format based official document here.

Other solution would be using SharePoint workflow or Microsoft Flow.enter image description here

  • This lacks any detail whatsoever for the original question. See my answer. – James Love May 16 at 12:35

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