SharePoint document list: different column views for different folders

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Is there a way to only display specific columns in a specific folder?
I have a list with our training materials that I want to share with the whole company - for that one folder, it would be great to see an extra column with the topic of the training; but I don't need this column practically anywhere else in the SharePoint site.

Can I display this extra column in only one folder?

2 Replies

@julisp Unfortunately, No.

 

This is how SharePoint document libraries work. When you add a column in document library view, it is added at library level & not specific folder/file level.

 

So, if you change any library view settings (like grouping/filters/sorting), change will be applied at document library level & not folder/file level.

 

There is no SharePoint out of the box way to show/hide the column for particular content types (folder/file).

 

However, you can create a separate "view" in your document library if it helps. Check: Create, change, or delete a view of a list or library 


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hi @ganeshsanap

thank you for the reply!

i was actually able to find a setting to achieve this:
https://camerondwyer.com/2013/12/04/sharepoint-per-location-view-defaults-capabilities-limitations-p...

it unfortunately doesn't seem to work on sub-sites, but it's very close to a solution i needed.