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We have a old SharePoint 2007 intranet. On this intranet we have a list with some columns like "name, fte, available, unit, contract enddate, expecting enddate etc". Some of these columns are showed as indicators and progressbar. This maded custom in a content query webpart with a custom itemstyle.xsl.

Now we have a new SharePoint online 2013 intranet (office 365). I would like to create the same dashboard. I have already created the list with the same columns. What is the best method to show indicators and progressbars for a custom list in SharePoint 2013 Online (o365)?

ps. the indicators are colored red when the date is past and green when it is in the future. This is not a visual studio solution!

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  • I would go for JSLink on the view :) Feb 28, 2014 at 14:51
  • Thanks, I have googled on JSLink and this is what I need.
    – Ola
    Mar 3, 2014 at 9:33

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Not knowing which level of O365 you are using and my understanding is that you do not want a custom code solution. I would recommend using Business Intelligence to drive your metric icons and progress bars. Here is a link.

Alternatively, I would look into using JQuery or Google Charts to enhance your dashboard with dynamically driven content.

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The solution of Robert Lindgren was the right one. With the JSLink method it is possible to implement some logic to show a image instead of a date or number.

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You'll find on my blog several examples that show how to create progress bars using calculated columns: http://blog.pathtosharepoint.com/?s=progress&submit=Search

To convert the calculated column into actual HTML, in SP 2013 you can use this JSlink method: http://blog.pathtosharepoint.com/2013/06/19/html-calculated-column-client-side-rendering/

The same technique can be used for other types of indicators, see my blog for more examples.

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