Highlighted content web part -> Add custom columns in the view
the higlighted content web part within a modern page does not allow showing other columns than Title, modified and Modified by.
This is not handsome, e.g. if showing upcoming events (stored in a sharepoint List), the most important informations are not shown (e.g. Starttime , Location ...)
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Ms. Floridian commented
I would request that it allow the built in categories at a minimum.
When using Highlighted Content on Events we cannot even use the built in column for Category.
There is no way to filter out the past. Events are all displayed, even past events.
There is no indication of what is the actual DATE of the event in the result set display. Just the title and author and a white box. (And the name of the site, which is Redundant City when restricting the web part to just This Site.)
The header graphic on the event is not used in the rollup presentation. There are thumbnails on most of the other content types, but not events.
It's like they threw in "Events" as an option but could not possibly have tested it for any usability. It's basically unusable. You have to filter on Title, you get all events EVER with that title and no idea what is the date of the events in the results.
I am trying to get more acceptance of the Events content type, but I cannot roll it up in anything but the events web part with its 2 presentation options.
the "Modified by" columns is irrelevant as majority of the time there is an administrator that publishes documents and that individual would not be the subject matter expert. If people see a "modified by" name they will falsely assume that the individual is the "go to person" to ask questions about a document when they were merely just the publisher. document owner would be a more appropriate identifier so that viewers would know who wrote the item if they had questions about the document.
the 'Modified by' column adds no value as this will be the same admin person in the quality team who uploads the latest version. We would like to be able to show the version number and the document reference number (custom column) in the web part.
This is so important - what's the point of a HUB site with associated sites - if its virtually impossible to then show the end user information from across those sites.
Equally linked to this feature should actually be out of the box , not a developer option- as it would give the above capability but also allow user to further refine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g41nvRVwtds
Modern SP needs to better allow the way information can be presented to the end user - so it negates the need for users to work out what they looking for and where. Improvements to Highlighted Content and this search refiner web part would do just that - and really set SharePoint as something users would find a lot easier to adopt.
Rick DeFoe commented
Please add the ability to either hide the "See All" link or customize the list in the properties to link to a page of our choosing.
Meera P commented
Please add the ability to write complex filters with logical and boolean operators(<,<=,>,>=,AND,OR etc).
Please also add the ability to change the icon displayed when displaying items from a SharePoint list. The "page" icon does not look particularly attractive and it would be good to be able to alter the icon depending upon a property value in the list.
Being able to configure additional columns on this web part is a basic requirement, without this flexibility the web part is no use
Please add the ability to add different columns to the highlighted content view as this is imperative for the business to use this feature effectively
This is an absolute requirement....we use SharePoint as the platform for our Quality Management System and we are looking to develop pages with the highlighted content web part to display documents which meet certain categories/criteria. This of course can be done to display the correct documents but we do need the ability to add/remove columns in the view.
Only our quality team will use the libraries themselves to manage upload and versioning of documents....the rest of the company will only access the documents via the modern pages so the web parts need to show the columns we want them to see
For example, the 'Modified by' column adds no value as this will be the same admin person in the quality team who uploads the latest version. We would like to be able to show the version number and the document reference number (custom column) in the web part.
Surely it would just be a question of adding an option to choose a view when editing Highlighted Content web part
Also necessary to be able to add the name of the site/page the document comes from (if the source is all sites or select sites". Thks
Suggested updates for the Highlighted Content webpart:
1. Ability to hide the "Modified" and "Modified By" columns. In some situations this information is not needed as the content will remain static which can in turn can cause the page's content to be perceived as "outdated."
2. Ability to add columns. Any column you add to the library should be an item you can filter the webpart by or an additional column entry that can be viewed in the webpart.
Absolutely required feature for the Hihlighted Content Webpart. If we Use this Webpart to aggregate Documents of a Specific Content Type (e.g. Contracts) we need to be able to display the additional information of this Content Type (e.g. Start Date, End Date, Responsible, Product, etc.). This would allow to create centralized Views of Documents dispersed within multiple Site Collections/Groups.
would be nice to just be able to show the title/name of the items and not show the modified and modified by as well! We def need more customization for this web part!
Jane Leung commented
I as well want to have this function for Highlighted content webpart. Can MS update to include more columns?
Mark Thomas commented
The Highlighted Content web part has very low utility without being able to display additional columns beyond just the Title, Modified and Modified By, the latter 2 being relatively useless and unnecessarily takes up screen space. Please strongly consider adding a view capability within the Highlighted Content web app!
I really need to be able to share list information across sites within SharePoint modern pages. I like the Highlighted Content app part, but it would be amazing to be able to filter by data within specified columns. I know ColumnName is an option if you're highlighting document libraries, but it's not available if you're highlighting Lists!
Really need this functionality!! Trying to display documents from other sites and show specific columns, but can't. I've looked for "roll up" webparts from 3rd party vendors, but nobody seems ready to do this on O365!
Highlighted content web part > Add custom columns in the view
I would require the Highlighted Content to can trace the Columns in Document Library with the tag as "Done Projects" and "In Progress Project" for selected files, where it can be displayed at Modern Homepage..Hope that would be possible to have this in Highlighted Content