SharePoint online - how to widen width of column within grouped item in an FAQ list?

Vanessa 301 Reputation points
2023-10-11T16:51:00.64+00:00

I am using a custom list and the group by function to create an FAQ. The Answer column is narrow. I am using the following JSON code to have the multiline Answer column display complete answers regardless of the number of lines. So, all the lines display, even in long answers, but the column is narrow. Note that the Title column is used for the question.

{   "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/column-formatting.schema.json",   "elmType": "div",   "txtContent": "@currentField",   "style": {     "white-space": "normal",     "padding": "11px 0"   } }

I am using the following to format the view so that column headers and number of items are not visible

{   "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/v2/row-formatting.schema.json",   "hideColumnHeader": true,   "hideSelection": true,   "groupProps": {     "headerFormatter": {       "elmType": "div",       "txtContent": "@group.fieldData",       "attributes": {         "class": "sp-row-title ms-fontSize-xl"       }     }   },   "additionalRowClass": "ms-font-l ms-fontColor-neutralPrimary ms-bgColor-white--hover" }

Thanks.

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  1. Emily Du-MSFT 42,346 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-10-12T07:21:49.8266667+00:00

    For the original post, I understand that you want to show all text lines and widen the Answer column.

    This is a known limitation of JSON formatting. You cannot widen the column by using JSON formatting in the SharePoint Online.

    To widen the column, try this:

    1.Grag the right edge of Answer column header.

    2.Click the dropdown of All Items -> Save view as -> All Items -> Save.

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