Reach Edit Mode Quickly With Data Entry Views

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint iconWhen you want to enter new information in a SharePoint list or edit existing data, you want to get to the right place as quickly as as possible. In the demo below Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, creates a new Data Entry view and adds an edit button to a existing standard view. Both simplify the process of entering data into a SharePoint list and minimize the number of clicks and waitings.

Create a Data Entry View

  1. Open the list where you want to create a new view.

  2. Click on Create View under the ellipsis or in the Manage Views group under the LIST tab in the ribbon.

  3. Click on the Datasheet View link.

  4. Give the new view a name and make the customizations you prefer. Click OK.

Add an Edit button to a standard view

  1. Open the list in the view where you want to add the Edit button.

  2. Click on Modify View under the ellipsis or in the Manage Views group under the LIST tab in the ribbon.

  3. Click on the Display checkbox for 'Edit (link to edit item)'.

  4. Select a position from left number for the Edit button. Click OK.




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