Lists column hides bug

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I teach O365 in my organization and until now 2 people (of more than 100) have had the same bug inside Lists. When we're creating a demo list in My Lists these 2 colleagues have the bug where one or more added columns hide automatically. When we want to show the column, we see it for a second and then immediately it's hidden again. Refreshing doesn't work, even changing the view inside the list setting. Strange but annoying bug :\

 

Any ideas?

 

 

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@TimVervaet Hi, I had the same issue and it’s really sad that no one from Microsoft has fixed nor replied to you! 

 

I got out of my way to register this account. Way to complicated if you just wanna answer someone’s question, if you ask me :) 

 

Anyways, yes it seems to be a simple bug! 

 

When you scroll down on the bottom left you can actually still access the „classic sharepoint“ view. I guess it’s coded different but there you can also add column. I found my bugged one there, unhide it and re-enter the normal SharePoint view. My column was then visible, allowing me to either use it or delete it and creating a new one. 

 

Worked for me and I hope the tipp to use the classic sharepoint works for you and others as well. 

 

Cheers 

@IMikeru / @TimVervaet You can also show hidden columns in list view by following below steps:

  1. Go to your list.
  2. Click on any column name/header, select "Column settings" and then select "Show/hide columns". ganeshsanap_0-1659963087613.png
  3. Select the columns you want to show in list view & click "Apply". ganeshsanap_1-1659963165227.png

If the column is not showing sometimes in list view, it maybe browser caching issue & it is loading older page from cache. In this case try clearing browser cache.


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Hi! Thanks for the tip!! I'll try this next time it happens. Glad someone replied :)

Hi @ganeshsanap. Your tip was my first attempt to fix it, but when I try to unhide the column, it disappears immediately again (like stated in the original question).

@TimVervaet There is another way to include the columns in list view. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to your SharePoint list
  2. Click on "Switch view options" drop down & select "Edit current view". ganeshsanap_0-1659963848014.png
  3. Select the columns you want to show & click "OK". ganeshsanap_1-1659963936577.png

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I think I might have used this option too, but I'm not sure. I'll definitely try it next time it occurs. Thanks!