In SharePoint Lists you can add a fully functional rating column. With "functional" I mean that you can both see the ratings (value and stars) of every list item and you can click on a star to add your rating for that item. I marked with red in this picture what rating column I'm referring to.

Native ratings in list view

I would like to have the same functional rating embedded into a Grid view. I'm creating the Grid view using the JSON formatting option. This is what I currently created, I'd like to add those functional stars from the list view in the red marked part.

Grid view where I'd like to put the functional rating:

Grid view where I'd like to put the functional rating

  • Ratings showed in first image is SharePoint OOTB ratings? Or you have created that using JSON formatting? Nov 16, 2022 at 13:09
  • Those are the OOTB ratings Nov 16, 2022 at 16:03
  • You can try JSON sample given in my answer below. Nov 16, 2022 at 16:08

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Yes, you can create star rating using JSON formatting in SharePoint online.

Check below JSON samples which provides similar functionality: Star Rating

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You can refer and use the part of this JSON in your view formatting JSON.

If you have created a custom JSON formatting for your column in list view, you can refer same JSON formatting in view formatting with simple JSON like:

  "columnFormatterReference": "[$FieldName]"

Where FieldName is the internal name of your Ratings column. Follow this article to find the internal name of your column: How to find the Internal name of columns in SharePoint Online?

  • Or you can use JSON in reference link for your Ratings column and then refer same JSON in grid view formatting using columnFormatterReference as shown above. Nov 16, 2022 at 13:16
  • Thanks for your answer Ganesh. With that sample you provided are users able to click the stars to give a rate? Reading its code I understand that it only displays the rating value, but have no way to vote a rate. Nov 16, 2022 at 16:08
  • You can use setValue to update the likes count and users in LikedBy field. Refer this sample for the same: github.com/pnp/List-Formatting/tree/master/column-samples/… Nov 16, 2022 at 16:12
  • I didn't know about setValue, thank you, but the sample you provided manages Likes, but I need to work on Rating. Any user should be able to provide a rate (0-5) and the average of those is the value shown along with the stars. Is that possible? Nov 17, 2022 at 15:25
  • Yes, it is possible. In above link, I am using same logic for like/unlike. It shows total count of all like/unlike. In similar way, you can update SharePoint default LikesCount and LikedBy field using setValue on click of custom rating created using JSON. Nov 17, 2022 at 15:59

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