Need to be able to click on SharePoint list column to open form

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I need to be able to click on a user in the PEOPLE column to open the form.  I'll be getting rid of the Title column and need an efficient way to open up the details for an item by clicking on it.



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best response confirmed by Rick Brock (Copper Contributor)

@Rick Brock You can use below JSON to open the default form on click of person name:


  "$schema": "",
  "elmType": "button",
  "txtContent": "@currentField.title",
  "customRowAction": {
    "action": "defaultClick"
  "style": {
	"border": "none",
	"background-color": "inherit"


Reference: button elements 


Note: Using this JSON, you will loss the default hover action of person or group field (where you can see user details). Maybe adding some more JSON code you can achieve hover also. check above link for more information on column formatting.

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@ganeshsanap Thank, you!  This is exactly what I was needing.  As you state, it does get rid of the default hover action :(.  I'll see if I can find a way to combine the code.

Thanks for your quick reply and the information you provided!

@Rick Brock You are welcome.


Check below JSON sample for you reference to show hover card on person or group field:

Default hover card on Lists 


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Although this post is a few years old now, can I combine title and a 2nd column to click to open a form?

@Awesome390 Are you trying to open list form on click of two separate columns? Title and another column? What is the column/data type of 2nd column?


Anyway, you can add above JSON code on any column and it should open the list form on click.


Note: You have to change the "txtContent" value based on column type. Single line of text, choice, number, etc. columns work with "@currentField".

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