I can't see an option for format column where I can enter JSON codes.

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  • I would like to format a column in SP 2013 using CSR not based on a condition. Can this be done?
    – Bob
    Commented Sep 19, 2019 at 0:04

1 Answer 1


You cannot use column formatting using JSON in SharePoint 2013.

Column formatting using JSON is available for SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2019, and SharePoint Online Small Business only.


  1. Column Formatting.

Alternative solution:

You can use Client Side Rendering (CSR) to highlight rows based on choice columns:


  1. How to Highlight a Row on Active Status
  • Does this answers your question? Commented Apr 4, 2019 at 17:57
  • Thank you Ganesh. Is there any alternative for me to use?
    – Jerico
    Commented Apr 7, 2019 at 7:26
  • Yes you can use Client Side Rendering (CSR) using JSLink. See my answer given in updated answer link. Commented Apr 7, 2019 at 10:53
  • Please upvote and accept the answer if it helped you. Commented Apr 7, 2019 at 10:58

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