I have a document library web part on a page that I would like to change the default message"There are no documents in this view." to something else. The solution needs to be applied to a certain document library web part when there's more that one document library web part on the same page. I tried everything but was unsuccessful. However, I was able to change the default message for a list when it's empty.

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You could use CSR for this requirement.

Sample demo:

            Templates: {
                Footer: function (ctx) {
                    var rows = ctx.ListData.Row;
                    if (rows.length<1)
                        return String.format("<div>There are no documents in this view.</div>");
                        return String.format("<div></div>"); 

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  • The solution you provided is great however, it's being applied to all web parts on the page. How can I apply the solution to a particular web part? Perhaps using the Title?
    – Ikaika
    Jul 30, 2019 at 13:54
  • ctx contains a wpq property, you could use it to identify the list view parent, check this demo sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/266444/…
    – Lee
    Jul 31, 2019 at 0:50

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