One of the main benefits of the qListForm web part is its ability to transform native SharePoint forms into tabular forms.
To illustrate this, take a look at this native SharePoint employee hire form:
Here is the same form transformed into a tabular layout using qListForm:
Tabular form layouts like the one above provide many benefits:
- Organize the form content: You will be able to place SharePoint columns into tabs as you feel fit for your business or process needs.
- Control the form display: You will be able to alter and configure what columns get displayed on what tab, per form. And in SharePoint, a list or a library has three forms: the new, edit, and display forms.
- In other words, your new, edit, and display forms can all be configured to display different SharePoint columns.
- Secure the form content: You have the ability to show or hide entire tabs along with their corresponding columns from specific SharePoint security groups.
- Control the form behavior: You have the ability to show or hide entire tabs along with their corresponding columns based on a SharePoint column value on that same form.
- Mimic Lotus Notes functionality. Long story short, Lotus Notes forms can easily be configured through the UI as tabular forms. If such content is migrated to SharePoint this functionality would be lost. qListForm fills in the gap.
Tabular forms layouts are easy to configure:
- Go to the SharePoint list or library
- From the ribbon, select “list” under list tools and look for the Modify form web parts icon in the Customize List section
- Click the Modify form web part icon and select the form you want to work with
- Click on Edit Web Part next to the native SharePoint form, go to the layout section and select the Hidden checkbox to hide the native form (we are not deleting it)
- Add the qListForm web part
- Configure the qListForm web part. Here is a short video to walk you through the process
- Save and repeat for the edit and display forms (if needed)
Ghazwan Khairi - Quest SharePoint Solutions Expert