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SharePoint 2013 Links List Open in New Window

I explored various methods to make SharePoint link list to open in a new window at: SharePoint Link list: Open in a New Window, While the methods discussed in the article are applicable for SharePoint 2013 too, there is a one more: using calculated columns! Lets drill down in detail with SharePoint 2013 to make links to open in new window.

How to make SharePoint link open in new window?
Here is the idea: Create a new custom list and make these changes to the list.
  1. Rename "Title" field to "Link Title"
  2. Add a field "Link URL" of single line of text
  3. Add a field "New Window" of choice with "Yes", "No"
    SharePoint 2013 Links List Open in New Window
  4. Add a calculated field of "Number" type with formula:
    =CONCATENATE("<DIV><a href='",[Link URL],IF([New Window]="Yes","' target='_blank' ","'"),">",[Link Title],"</a></DIV>")
    open sharepoint link list item new window
Now, the list should look like:
sharepoint 2013 open link in new window

So now, When you add new entries to SharePoint list, set the choice field to "Yes" to make SharePoint 2013 link list open in new tab.
SharePoint 2013 open link in new tab
BTW, the above method of opening SharePoint 2013 links list to new window works on any version of SharePoint!
SharePoint 2013 Links List Open in New Window SharePoint 2013 Links List Open in New Window Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on 3:01 PM Rating: 5


  1. Hi, is there any way to get the calculated column to align left, using this method? Thank you.

    1. "Number" type columns are right aligned by default! If you want to make it left aligned, You can use jQuery (or you can edit the Form page with SPD!) . Here is the jQuery code:

      $(document).ready(function() {
      $('').attr('align', 'left');
      $('').attr('align', 'left');

  2. Is there a way to have the url links open in a new browser window rather than a new tab?

    Client wants documents to open in a window so they can resize them to view side by side on their monitor rather than opening multiple tabs.


  4. I used same exact thing but no luck so far. What I see under the link field is a text comprised of my url and my Link title. I suspect there's somehting wrong on the single and double quotation usage. FYI: my system is Sharepoint Online 365. Thanks


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