I have a SharePoint list that contains image URLs, the type is "Multiple lines of text" They asked me to show the URL as an image and I followed the solution here: In a Sharepoint List: Display an Image (field type "Hyperlink or Picture")

I mean it worked, but only if you're inside edit grid view. outside grid view:

outside edit grid view

with edit grid view:

inside edit grid view

I have tried changing the type, making a new column with hyperlink or image as the type, activating rich text and various JSON/advice that is available here.

(i'm just an intern, I don't really know this)

  • Are you using external URLs for images or you want to upload images from local computer for new list items? Commented May 11, 2023 at 6:45
  • I am using External URLs for images sir @GaneshSanap (it came from an excel file, if that helps) Commented May 12, 2023 at 1:06
  • Can you include current JSON you are using and few examples of image URLs in your question? I will do some tests from my end and provide you working JSON Commented May 12, 2023 at 4:46
  • '{ "$schema": "developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/v2/…", "elmType": "a", "attributes": { "href": "@currentField", "target": "_blank" }, "children": [ { "elmType": "img", "style": { "width": "500px", "height": "250px" }, "attributes": { "src": "@currentField" } } ] }' Commented May 15, 2023 at 0:35
  • sorry I couldn't reply immediately, but heres the json I am using. I just copy and pasted from link I dont know if I can provide a link to the companies photos though, im sorry Commented May 15, 2023 at 0:38

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Microsoft updated something in backend which affects external images referred in SharePoint JSON formatting.

When you refer external images in JSON formatting, src in img element is changed to data-untrusted-src automatically, like:

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You can fix this issue by adding external site domain from which you are using images in HTML Field Security settings, detailed steps given at: SharePoint Online: External Image URLs not working in JSON Formatting

I just tested this and it worked for me:

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Similar thread: Hyperlink/Picture Column suddenly breaks external images in Gallery/Card Designer

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    THIS WORKED! thank you so much sir Commented May 15, 2023 at 0:44

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