After one week waiting for a Solution from Microsoft, I need to ask. In About 5 SharePoint Online Tenants the JSON Formatting in Sharepoint lists stopped working.

I Debugged the Scenario and find, that the Variable "HideSelection" works like a Switch to Turn off/on the JSON Columnn Formatting. If "HideSelection" = "true" the JSON Formatting works. If the "HideSelection" = "false" everything is broke.

This Problem appears last week and before this I worked really well.

I searched the web for a solution or other victims of this but I don't find anything.

I hope someone can help me.

  • Can you please add the code you are using to your question? Also explain a bit what you are trying to do using JSON formatting. Aug 3, 2020 at 2:38
  • Can you share one of the JSON sample you are using in your SharePoint lists? Also I might have reproduced this issue using the example given in this document: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/… But it is better that we double confirm before we jump to the conclusion. Aug 4, 2020 at 6:14

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Hey im Calle_1991 but now im using another Account.

U can reproduce it with these Steps. On SharePoint Online

  1. Create a new site/list in a targeted release tenant
  2. Copy and paste the Multi-line view style sample from the link below into the JSON view formatter


  1. Click Preview
  2. Change the hideSelection value to false
  3. Click Preview

with these steps you will see that the HideSelection Value works like a Switch. I hope this helps.

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