We're displaying a SharePoint 2010 list using a Standard View created via the browser. The items are shown in a table and the users would like a number shown for each row. The numbers column would be "sticky" based on the default view -- so a row's number would not change if the columns are sorted. The numbers should start with "1" and go down the rows in that order. This is probably possible with jQuery but not sure.

Your help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Alex C!

You can customize xslt layout of view by using SharePoint Designer. You can define variable <xsl:variable name="ronwNumber">0</xsl:variable>, increace `<xsl:variable name="ronwNumber" select="$ronwNumber+1"/> it inside tag <xsl:foreach></xsl:foreach>that displays rows and add column to layout table <xsl:text><td><xsl:value-of select="$ronwNumber"/></td></xsl:text>. Don't forget about table header.

  • This doesn't seem to work :(
    – naijacoder
    Aug 27, 2012 at 5:02
  • Hi @naijacoder! What's wrong? Do you see number?
    – IAfanasov
    Aug 29, 2012 at 11:15

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