Jun 15 2017 10:19 AM
Jun 15 2017 10:19 AM
Earlier this week, we published an update on Message Center to advise selected tenants about a change in the operation of SharePoint. To sum up, we removed an undocumented, unsupported behavior that allowed custom markup script inside calculated fields for classic view.
One of our primary responsibilities to our customers is to protect the integrity and stability of the service. Executing custom markup in calculated fields was creating ongoing risks to platform performance, availability, integrity and stability.
We understand that closing this loophole has had an adverse impact on some customers, and requires additional work to move your customizations to supported patterns and features. Please know that we are meeting in the product team daily to consider the best ways to support your organizations, and to review your thoughts and comments. We are actively advising our support and customer teams to assure we have the best set of guidance and solutions available to them, and to you. We’ll continue to aggregate our best guidance in our KB article at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4032106/handling-html-markup-in-sharepoint-calculated-field...
Presently, if an administrator would like to continue the use of custom markup in classic calculated fields, they can request the capability to be reactivated until September 10 (90 days after the announcement) after they accept the risks associated with the behavior by contacting Support.
For users of classic-mode user experiences, customers should consider using administrator-deployed JSLink and Custom Action capabilities to further customize the presentation of list views.
For modern sites, and as we disclosed at SharePoint Virtual Summit in May 2017, we have plans to introduce declarative (code-free) custom field views, conditional formatting and related capabilities to modern views later this year. In addition, SharePoint Framework has introduced a new Field Customizer object that can be used within code-based solutions to create custom field handlers.
Whether you are using classic based views or modern experiences, these options provide more robust customization support for tailored field and list views.
Please let’s continue the dialog here. @Lincoln DeMaris
Jun 15 2017 11:32 PM
We were heavily using this functionality in loads of our sites. It is unbelieveble this functionlity was removed before the anouncement. It was removed at 13th of june in the morning while the anouncement was placed in the afternoon. Thereafter it took 2days before I got a first reply to my case about this (a critical case). After the first phone contact it will take 5 business days before the change is done! How could someone think this was a good idea?
Jun 15 2017 11:42 PMSolution
Jun 15 2017 11:47 PM
I have no problem with removing the behvaior. The problem is how it was deployed and not giving customers and the community not even a day to act on it. That is not a professional service as this impacts a lot of business-critical solutions. The 90 day reactivation should have been announced as "We will block this in 90 days".
Jun 16 2017 11:22 AM
Here a blog post I've put together on how to use JS Link to render the calculated fields as HTML.
Hope it helps.
Jun 16 2017 03:35 PM
I couldn't agree more. No one is fooled by the "security risk" argument because this example of Msft's leaky programming was in heavy use for 10+ years. But regardless - if they all of a sudden woke up and decided as part of their "stop customization" campaign that this was an issue, they should have notified all users that it was going to be removed and provided a reasonable enough amount of time for THEM to come up with a seamless client side transition. Expecting users to solve their problems is a classic example of how Msft transfers the cost of their poor development practices onto users.
No other company would even consider making a change lilke this that impacts production sites without due notice. Disgraceful!
Jul 04 2017 02:05 AM
JSLink works well on standard list view, but if you add to a Map View it then displays the Map View as a standard list...?
Jul 24 2017 06:03 PM
This is absolutely outrageous. I support my site for a fortune 10 insurance company and this functionality just disappears??? And you are "WORKING" on something, why didn't you wait until you had that SOMETHING ready????
Jul 24 2017 08:49 PM - edited Jul 24 2017 08:50 PM
Jul 24 2017 10:36 PM
Aug 16 2017 07:02 AM
Here is the official fix, at least for on-premise:
# NOTE: =$False NOT ="$False" # In SharePoint 2016 Management Shell, run... $Web = Get-SPWebApplication http://weburl $Val=$Web.CustomMarkupInCalculatedFieldDisabled=$False $web.update() # To confirm it is now false... $Web.CustomMarkupInCalculatedFieldDisabled
Oct 04 2017 04:21 PM
Apr 25 2018 05:09 PM
This debacle was extended to September and then Feb 2018 because even Msft realized it was poorly handled. I now have some instances of it still working and some not. Where is the official documentation on when this FUNCTIONALITY will finally be removed? And yes, Chris, in an environment where the most useful functionality is developed by users, this "undocumented feature" IS indeed "functionality" you are removing.
Oct 08 2019 04:20 PM