In this SharePoint customization tutorial, we will discuss how to delete title column in sharepoint list. Basically, we will see, how to hide default title column from the list or library in SharePoint Online modern list.
The Title column is a default metadata column used in the content types for both a Document and an Item content type. These columns exist in every new library and you cannot delete them from the standard column lists.
Remove the Title field from SharePoint Online List
So here we can’t hide the title column in the same way, in the way we are doing for a custom column in SharePoint list. Here we need to follow a different step.
Step 1: Here I have created a SharePoint Online list and by default, Title columns appear in the list like below.
Step 2: Open the list and go to the list settings page, then in the General Settings, click on Advanced settings like below:
Step 3: Once you click on Advance settings, it will appear a new page where you need to enable the allow management of content type as Yes.
Step 4: Next go back to your list settings page and click on Item under content types.
Step 5: Next click on the Title column and here there is an option Hide(will not appear in page) under column settings. Next, check it and click on OK button.
Your can also make the Title column optional by choosing “Optional (May contain Information)“.
Step 6: Next go back to your list and check your title column is now disappear in the SharePoint Online list.
Rename SharePoint list title column
When you will create a SharePoint custom App by default it will add one column name as Title and the data type is the single line of text. But sometimes the column name does not suite to your business requirement.
SharePoint does not allow us to delete the column neither it allows us to change the data type of the column. But we can rename Title column, hide the Title column and we can also make Title columns as not required.
Let us first create a custom app by going to Add an app from the gear icon settings menu in SharePoint. Then choose the Custom List template from there. Then give a name for the app. You can see there will be one column name as “Title” which looks like below:
Follow the below steps to rename the SharePoint list title column.
To rename a Title column, go to the List Settings page, and then under the Columns section click on the Title column. Then change the Column name like below:
Then Save and the new column name will get reflected. Remember it will just change the display name of the column but the internal name will be the same. The column will appear like below:
Hide SharePoint list title column
To hide the title column and make the title as not required field follow the below step. Open the List Settings page and from the list settings page click on the “Advanced settings” link which is under the General Settings section.
Then in the Advanced Settings page, in the Content Type section select Yes on “Allow management of content types?” like below:
Then go back to the List Settings page and you can see the Item content type link under the Content Types section like below:
Once you click on the content type you can see the Column in the Columns section of the Content type.
Since we have renamed the column name it is displaying as First Name else the column name will come as Title.
Then in the Change Content Type Column page, in the Column Settings, you can make your column as Required, Hidden, or Optional as shown in the fig below. Once you choose the Option-click on OK. It will save changes.
Rename SharePoint 2013 list column title using jQuery
This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to rename SharePoint 2013 list column in list view using jQuery. The same code we can use to rename the list column title in list view using jQuery in SharePoint 2013/2016 and SharePoint Online.
Our requirement is to change in the SharePoint list view, not in any forms like newform, editform or dispform. We can not use any server-side or designer due to certain restrictions on our SharePoint server farm.
By default, the SharePoint list view title columns look like the below:
To make the change, Open the All Items list view page, then Edit the page in the browser.
Rename SharePoint 2013 list column title in list view using jQuery
After this try to add one script editor web part and then put the below code in the list view page.
Here diidSort4LinkTitle is the id of the Title column in the view page. You can use Internet explorer developer tool to get the Id of the column.
Now once you save the page, the changes will affect in the view.
This way we can rename SharePoint 2013 list column title using jQuery.
Remove hyperlink from SharePoint list title column
Let us see, how to remove the hyperlink from the title column in the list view in SharePoint 2010/2013/2013 or SharePoint Online.
By default in a view, the title column appears as a hyperlink field, but sometimes we do not need this field as a hyperlink.
Remove hyperlink from title column SharePoint list
To remove the hyperlink from the SharePoint list view follow the below steps:
From the Ribbon select List Tools -> List and then click on List Settings. This will open the List Settings page.
In this page, go to the Views Section and click on All Items view as shown in the fig below:
Then in the Columns section, Notice there are 2 Title columns present, one is Title (linked to item with edit menu) and another one is simple Title.
First, uncheck the Title (linked to item with edit menu) and then Check the Title column also you can change the order as shown in the fig below:
After doing this now your list’s title column will appear without hyperlink like below:
This is how to remove the hyperlink from the title column in the list view in SharePoint.
SharePoint hide All Items link from listview
This SharePoint customization tutorial explains, how to hide All Items link from the list view in SharePoint 2013/2016 or SharePoint Online.
We can hide the All Items …. links which usually appears in a SharePoint 2013/2016/Online list or document library.
By default All Items appears like below:
Hide all items view in SharePoint Online
Follow the below steps to hide all items view in SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013/2016.
First Open the SharePoint list on which you want to hide the links. Then edit the page and now edit the SharePoint list web part like below:
Now in the web part properties box, navigate to the Miscellaneous section and check “Disable view selector menu” as shown in the fig below:
Now All Items will disappear like below in the SharePoint list view:
This is how to hide All Items view in SharePoint 2013/2016 or SharePoint Online.
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Rajkiran is currently working as a SharePoint Consultant in India . Rajkiran having 7+ years of experience in Microsoft Technologies such as SharePoint 2019/2016/2013/2010, MOSS 2007,WSS 3.0, Migration, Asp.Net, C#.Net, Sql Server, Ajax, jQuery etc.He is C#Corner MVP (2 Times).
THANK YOU!!! I was going around in circles trying to figure this out. You are a lifesaver!
Thanks for this. First learning experience in Sharepoint is how to fix a Sharepoint glitch.