List to have a link to document library

Copper Contributor


I have a list and i wanted to have a column that will link me to a document library folder. This link once pressed should show the user all the files within that folder. I have tried to create a lookup column but it was moving the link to this view.



Would it be possible to have a view like this?




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best response confirmed by Kris Toledo (Copper Contributor)

@Kris Toledo 


Try this:

  1. Create a new text column in the SharePoint list
  2. Every time you add a new list item, you have to enter the relative folder path in this text column. For example:
    • if you have the folder hierarchy like: library>folder1, use relative path in list column like folder1.
    • if you have the folder hierarchy like: library>folder1>folder2, use relative path in list column like folder1/folder2.
    • if you have the folder hierarchy like: library>folder1>folder2>folder3, use relative path in list column like folder1/folder2/folder3.
  3. Then format your list column using JSON like: 


  "$schema": "",
  "elmType": "a",
  "txtContent": "Link to folder",
  "attributes": {
    "href": "=@currentWeb + '/Kris Document Library/' + @currentField",
    "target": "_blank"



Instead of @currentField, you can also use the internal name of your text column in JSON. You can get the internal name of your SharePoint list columns by following this article: How to find the Internal name of columns in SharePoint Online? 


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Thanks. Manage to make it work.