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  1. Dynamic Column width for default Title column in SharePoint List

    Currently the default "Title" column does not have an adjustable width in the new modern SharePoint view only, classic view is unaffected.

    So if the column contains 1 row and the cell contains very little text the column width will not adjust to fit the width of the text and leave a large empty space, pushing adjacent columns to the right off the screen.

    214 votes
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      34 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow you to set permissions on views

      Allow for permission to be set on views. We would like to be able to use lists for submitting user data but do not want them to see all of the columns available in the list.

      148 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Outlook meeting requests from Calendar lists

        We have multiple applications where our users want to integrate a SharePoint calendar with their Outlook calendars and the inability to do this with meeting requests prevents the applications from being really functionally useful.

        146 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Prioritize large list management in SharePoint Online

          Large list management has to become a priority. Even with the most thought out and careful planning, inevitably something will come up and you need to make a change to a list or library. Once that goes over 5,000 items, it becomes impossible to do anything management related to the list, which actually hinders it's use. Users can continually add files, but you can't do anything to help them.

          This has to be addressed in some fashion, whether it is allowing APIs like REST and CSOM to bypass this restriction so they can perform basic administrative operations or giving us…

          144 votes
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            15 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Column totals missing in modern list views

            Column totals missing in modern list views.

            This is an often used function, and the workaround to set the list back to classic will only be a temporary solution.

            126 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Freeze Column Headers

              Would love to see the ability to freeze column headers at the top of the page when a user scrolls through a long list.

              70 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable the ability to paste images directly into multi-line text boxs instead of just URLs

                Currently you need to paste a URL in a MLTB but if someone is looking to clip and paste a image from their PC, this become a pain. Can we please just paste directly into the MLTB?

                60 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove the limit of 5000 items as result in a view

                  You can have millions of items in a list, but as soon as the view you are using returns more than 5000 ítems then you get an error, the only solution is to create filters and indexes to this view, and it has to be done before reaching the 5000 ítems limit, otherwise there won't be a way to create the indexes / filters.
                  I know about this workaround because I created a support case in Microsoft Premium, here you have the reference: [REG:116022413747778] Sharepoint History list has been lost or can't be seen

                  48 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove the 255 character restriction on Hyperlink fields

                    There is currently a 255 character restriction on Hyperlink fields. This restriction impedes ability to save Urls that might include hash values are long query strings. Some examples where this is really common are links to SSRS reports (with parameters) and Search urls that contain refinements.

                    45 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support Field level Permissions

                      SharePoint should support Field-Level permissions. It is very common to need the ability to show/hide field values depending on current user permissions

                      32 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Adding geolocation field to SharePoint Lists

                        One of the hidden gems in Sharepoint is the new geolocation field. A geolocation field enables you to annotate SharePoint lists with location information. In columns of type Geolocation, you can enter location information as a pair of latitude and longitude coordinates.

                        For whatever reason, there's no way to add a new geolocation field via the UI. Instead you have to go through some hoops with PowerShell (see: http://zimmergren.net/technical/sp-2013-getting-started-with-the-new-geolocation-field-in-sharepoint-2013) and/or script (see: http://mysharepointinsight.blogspot.com.tr/2013/05/adding-geolocation-field-to-sharepoint.html).

                        As I understand it, there's an MSI package (SQLSysClrTypes.msi)that must be installed manually on the WFEs in an on premises installation to enable geolocation, but…

                        31 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow lookup columns brought up from different list into calculated columns

                          Dear Microsoft, this limitation causes a huge impact in our organization - we have been trying to migrate from MS Access into Share Point due to the collaboration it brings, but the limitation of not being able to use "lookup columns" from other lists into "calculated columns" is pretty bad. It affects negatively our ability to compare and do calculation with values from different fields. The whole purpose of MS Access is to run these queries, but since MS shifted to Share Point we thought that was possible as it not. Please do what it takes to make this happen! …

                          29 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Automate populate Person field with [Me] value

                            It would be helpful to be able to automatically populate a List Person field with the name of the user adding an item to a list. Option would need to allow for easily overriding the automatic entry.

                            28 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow survey list owners and administrators to view the incomplete survey user names

                              Allow survey list owners and administrators to view the incomplete survey user names. When the survey went live, the count showing at overview.aspx under "Number of Responses:" doesn't match the actual number or responses shown in "all responses".

                              Is possible to give any view or option to owners of the list to check the incomplete survey user names.

                              It will helpful for all. Thanks

                              28 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • missing search box in modern lists

                                On the classic sharepoint there is a search box that is very helpful. Please add that to the new look.

                                24 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix REST FileRef queries

                                  REST queries like this

                                  /collections/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Collections')/items?$filter=(startswith(FileRef,%27/collections/Lists/Collections/somefolder/%27))

                                  no longer work in SP2016, while they worked fine in SP2013. In SP2016 it only returns empty result set.

                                  Issue is with FileRef, so also (FileRef eq something) no longer works in SP2016.

                                  Pretty please fix this.

                                  22 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Discussion List Threading

                                    The new default look for discussion lists is beautiful, but we need to be able to easily see threaded replies. For example, if I'm replying to an existing reply, the only indication that it's in response to an existing reply is the note "In response to Sally Jenkin's post". It's not visually associated with the reply (not ordered underneath it, much less indented to see a series of replies). Threading would be tremendously beneficial. I've seen several forum posts that take you through changing the view to a standard list view, but that takes away from the clean design.

                                    21 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add calculated column type "HTML"

                                      Add a calculated column type "HTML." This would allow for greater creativity and flexibility within lists, and allow for project status dashboards.

                                      21 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change column width in modify views

                                        Need the ability to set default column widths on the new list layouts. Your defaults make the columns so short you have to adjust every time you refresh the page. We should be able to set the default widths in the modify view page. Asking us to write and attach CSS to each view is not a good idea.

                                        20 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow lookup columns in calculated columns

                                          I need to use a lookup column in a formula of a calculated field.

                                          19 votes
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