I explored various methods to make the 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 one more: using calculated columns! Let’s drill down in detail with SharePoint 2013 to make links to open in a new window.
How to make the SharePoint link open in a new window?
Here is the idea: Create a new custom list and make these changes to the list.
- Rename “Title” field to “Link Title”
- Add a field “Link URL” of a single line of text
- Add a field “New Window” of choice with “Yes”, “No”
- Add a calculated field of “Number” type with the formula:
=CONCATENATE(“<DIV><a href='”,[Link URL],IF([New Window]=”Yes”,”‘ target=’_blank’ “,”‘”),”>”,[Link Title],”</a></DIV>”)
Now, the list should look like:
So now, When you add new entries to the SharePoint list, set the choice field to “Yes” to make SharePoint links to open in a new tab.
This method of opening SharePoint links to new window works on any version of SharePoint including SharePoint Online!