adding a version column to a document library web page in a sharepoint site

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We have created a small SharePoint site for our group. We use document versioning and approval to track version numbers and approval/status. In the SharePoint site, we have a document library web page. It displays: Name (doc name), Modified (date), Modified by (person), Approval Status (Draft/Approved).


Because we are using versioning, I would like to include the version number in this display here. I know we can pull it up in details, but I'm asking for a way to have it easily displayed with the web part.
Is there a way to do that? Our consultant says Microsoft has eliminated this possibility -- it cannot be done -- and he has been right about everything so far. Is this accurate, there is no way to show the version number here?

 

If there is a way, I"d really appreciate the information!!

 

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@rallybill It is possible to add version column to a document library view. Follow below steps:

  1. Go to the page where you have added document library web part.
  2. Click on Switch view options dropdown & select Edit current viewganeshsanap_0-1655049656755.png
  3. It will open view settings page in classic experience. Select "Version" column to display under "Columns" section by selecting checkbox: ganeshsanap_1-1655049853548.png
  4. Click "OK" to save the changes and refresh the page where document library web part is added. You should see the version column added to library view now.

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screen2.pngHi @ganeshsanap  thank you!!

 

Much appreciated! I'm getting closer.


I did what you suggested, and I have a version column now! There is no value displaying though (unless I look in version history of course, then it does have a version number).


No worries if you don't have an answer here, it might be a question for Microsoft technical support. In case you do, here's what it looks like.


Thank you!-rb

@rallybill I can see the version number without any problem: 

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And yes, you can check with Microsoft support team by creating online support ticket.


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