Formatting All Columns in Microsoft or Sharepoint Lists

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I wanted a generic way to apply formatting to all columns of a list without going column by column and editing each.  Currently, I am doing that but substituted the field name for @currentField.  This works, but does generate an error.

 

 

 

{
    "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/v2/column-formatting.schema.json",
    "elmType": "div",
    "style": {
      "box-sizing": "border-box",
      "padding": "0 2px",
      "overflow": "hidden",
      "text-overflow": "ellipsis"
    },
    "attributes": {
      "class": {
        "operator": ":",
        "operands": [
          {
            "operator": "==",
            "operands": [
              "@currentField",
              "Working Remote"
            ]
          },
          "sp-css-backgroundColor-BgMintGreen sp-css-borderColor-MintGreenFont sp-css-color-MintGreenFont sp-field-bold",
          {
            "operator": ":",
            "operands": [
              {
                "operator": "==",
                "operands": [
                  "@currentField",
                  "Vacation Unavailable"
                ]
              },
              "sp-css-backgroundColor-BgDustRose sp-css-borderColor-DustRoseFont sp-css-color-DustRoseFont sp-field-bold",
              {
                "operator": ":",
                "operands": [
                  {
                    "operator": "==",
                    "operands": [
                      "@currentField",
                      "Vacation Available"
                    ]
                  },
                  "sp-css-backgroundColor-BgGold sp-css-borderColor-GoldFont sp-css-color-GoldFont sp-field-bold",
                  {
                    "operator": ":",
                    "operands": [
                      {
                        "operator": "==",
                        "operands": [
                          "@currentField",
                          "Working Campus"
                        ]
                      },
                      "sp-css-backgroundColor-BgMintGreen sp-css-borderColor-MintGreenFont sp-field-fontSizeSmall sp-css-color-MintGreenFont sp-field-bold",
                      ""
                    ]
                  }
                ]
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    "txtContent": "@currentField"
  }

 

 

 

Saving the column format generates the following error, which I am not sure is detrimental as the formatting does work as expected.  I think the Id variable at the end is blank and kicks off the error.

 

 

 

{"d": {"CustomFormatter": "{\"$schema\":\"https:\u002F\u002Fdeveloper.microsoft.com\u002Fjson-schemas\u002Fsp\u002Fv2\u002Fcolumn-formatting.schema.json\",\"elmType\":\"div\",\"style\":{\"box-sizing\":\"border-box\",\"padding\":\"0 2px\",\"overflow\":\"hidden\",\"text-overflow\":\"ellipsis\"},\"attributes\":{\"class\":{\"operator\":\":\",\"operands\":[{\"operator\":\"==\",\"operands\":[\"@currentField\",\"Working Remote\"]},\"sp-css-backgroundColor-BgMintGreen sp-css-borderColor-MintGreenFont sp-css-color-MintGreenFont sp-field-bold\",{\"operator\":\":\",\"operands\":[{\"operator\":\"==\",\"operands\":[\"@currentField\",\"Vacation Unavailable\"]},\"sp-css-backgroundColor-BgDustRose sp-css-borderColor-DustRoseFont sp-css-color-DustRoseFont sp-field-bold\",{\"operator\":\":\",\"operands\":[{\"operator\":\"==\",\"operands\":[\"@currentField\",\"Vacation Available\"]},\"sp-css-backgroundColor-BgGold sp-css-borderColor-GoldFont sp-css-color-GoldFont sp-field-bold\",{\"operator\":\":\",\"operands\":[{\"operator\":\"==\",\"operands\":[\"@currentField\",\"Working Campus\"]},\"sp-css-backgroundColor-BgMintGreen sp-css-borderColor-MintGreenFont sp-field-fontSizeSmall sp-css-color-MintGreenFont sp-field-bold\",\"\"]}]}]}]}},\"txtContent\":\"@currentField\"}", "Id": ""}}

 

 

 

1.  Is there a way to apply this type of formatting to the entire list so that all columns are formatter?

 

2. Is there a way to correct my JSON formatting as to not generate the error?  Can I form it more properly?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

CSU_Scott

New List and SharePoint user/admin.

1 Reply

@CSU_Scott If you want to apply JSON formatting to whole list view, use view formatting.

 

Also, note:

  1. You cannot apply JSON formatting to all columns in list automatically / manually from UI/browser
  2. You can use PowerShell to apply JSON formatting for multiple columns, check: How to export or backup column formatting JSON values? 
  3. Some of the columns in SharePoint like person or group, lookup, image columns are complex columns. So, only using "@currentField" will not work in this case
  4. If you are facing any bug while applying valid JSON formatting to any column, raise support ticket with Microsoft: Get M365 help - online support 

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