This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to change column order in list forms (new/edit/display form) in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online without using any code. I have a list created a year ago with more than 20,000 records in it. Now the user wants to add a new field “Loan Status” in the list and it should be the 5 fields in all newForm.aspx, editForm.aspx and DispForm.aspx.
Note: Without recreating the list nor adding any custom code.
Existed: The existing SharePoint list new form looks like below:
Expected: But the list form should look like below:
When we add a new field in a list by default it will get add as the last field in all forms newForm.aspx, editForm.aspx and DispForm.aspx.
Now we should change the order of the list without recreating the list nor adding any custom code.
Solution: Change Column Order in List Forms (new/edit/display) in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online
Follow the below steps to achieve this without any code.
1. Open the SharePoint Online list and then click on List settings as part of the ribbon control
2. Click on “Advanced Settings” as part of list setting
3. Enable “Content Types” and click at the end of the page
4. You should be able to see the default content type at the list settings as part of list setting
5. Click on “Item” Content type and it will take all the various properties of that content type. At the end of the page, you should be able to see on option as “Column Order” click on that.
6. Once you click on that option it will show you the existing columns / fields order for all the OOB forms newForm.aspx, editForm.aspx and DispForm.aspx. Now change the position of “LoanStatus” to “5” and click on OK.
7. Once you change the position you can see the position of the field at 5 in all the OOB forms newForm.aspx, editForm.aspx and DispForm.aspx. The below is the NewForm.aspx.
Below is how the EditForm looks like.
Below is the DispForm looks like.
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Hope this helps to Change Column Order in List Forms (new/edit/display) in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online without using Code.
I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 13+ years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019