Show / Hide fields based on choice field selection using JQuery in SharePoint 2016

Show Hide fields based on choice field selection using JQuery in SharePoint 2016

In this article, we’ll explain How to “Show / Hide fields based on choice field selection using JQuery in SharePoint 2016 / 2013“.

Show / Hide fields based on choice field selection in SharePoint

We’ll also learn how to

Applies To

  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
  • SharePoint 2010.

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Show / Hide fields based on choice field selection using JQuery in SharePoint

In this section, we’ll learn

  • Show and hide a column based on Choice field / Drop-down selection in New Form?
  • Show and hide a column based on Choice field / Drop-down selection in Edit Form?
  • Show and hide a column based on Choice field / Drop-down selection in Display Form?

Show / Hide fields based on choice field selection: Create a Custom List.

Steps

  • Open the SharePoint Site > Site Settings > Click on Add an app.
Add an app in SharePoint
  • Click on a Custom List.
new custom list
  • Specify your custom list name > Click on Create.
create custom list in SharePoint
  • The custom list is created successfully.
add new custom list added
  • At the above ribbon > List Tab >  Select List Settings.
list settings
  • Below Columns section > Click on Create column.
create column
  • Specify the column name > Select ‘Choice’ data type.
choice field
  • Type your choices and select Drop-Down Menu.
Create a new column in sharepoint field
  • Again, Create a new column with a ‘Single line of text’.
column settings single line of text field
  • Now you should have two columns as shown below.
SharePoint List columns

Show / Hide fields based on Choice field selection in New Form

In this section, we’ll explain how to show and hide fields based on Choice field selection in SharePoint List New Form by following the below steps:

Steps

  • In ‘All items’ Page, > From the above ribbon, > In ‘Customize List’ Section > Click on ‘Form Web Parts’ > Select Default New Form.
Edit default form
  • The ‘New Form‘ will be opened in ‘Edit Mode‘ > Click on ‘Add a Web Part‘.
add new webpart
  • Inside Media and Content > Script Editor > Click on Add.

In SharePoint 2010, There is no a Script Editor web part, you should follow the same below steps by using Content Editor Web Part.

add script editor.PNG
  • Click on EDIT SNIPPET.
edit snippet
  • Add the following code.
    $(document).ready(function() {
        //Show/hide columns based on Drop Down Selection
        $("select[title='City']").change(function() {
            if ($("select[title='City']").val() != "other") {
                $('nobr: contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').hide();
            } else {
                $('nobr: contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').show();
            }
        });
    });

Download the full code for New Form on GitHub at Show / Hide fields based on choice field selection in SharePoint

What you should change in your side, to get this code working

  • Replace the choice field name ‘City’ at $("select[title='City']").change(function() {if ($("select[title='City']").val() != "other") with your column name.
  • Replace the field name ‘OtherCity’ that you need to hide or show at $('nobr:contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').hide();with your field name.

You can Show and Hide multiple fields by repeating the code with your second field name in IF-Else block as shown below:

if ($("select[title='City']").val() != "other") {
    $('nobr:contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').hide();
    $('nobr:contains("Field2")').closest('tr').hide();
} else {
    $('nobr:contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').show();
    $('nobr:contains("Field2")').closest('tr').show();
}
  • Click on Insert.
edit script editor web part
  • In the above ribbon > Page Tab > Click on Stop Editing.
stop editing
  • Go back to test your code and click on Add New Item.
  • The ‘other city’ field should be shown in a case of the ‘other’ option is selected from “City” drop-down field.
Show / Hide fields based on Choice field selection in New Form
  • Select any value else ‘other’ where the ‘OtherCity’ field will be hidden.
Hide Show columns in Custom List based on dropdown selection in New Form in SharePoint

You can also show hide another drop-down field based on a drop-down selection with the same code.

Hide Show columns in Custom List based on dropdown selection in new form

Note: if you have many columns, it will lead to having a long and complex code with many if/else conditions, in this case, you should use this workaround as mentioned at Show and Hide columns based on choice selection in SharePoint 2016


Show / Hide fields based on a lookup selection in Edit Form

In this section, we’ll explain how to show and hide fields based on Choice field selection in SharePoint List Edit Form by following the below steps:

Steps

  • In ‘All items’ Page, > From the above ribbon, > In ‘Customize List’ Section > Click on ‘Form Web Parts’ > Select Default Edit Form.
Edit default form in SharePoint
  • The ‘Edit Form‘ will be opened in ‘Edit Mode‘ > Click on ‘Add a Web Part‘.
add new webpart
  • Inside Media and Content > Script Editor > Click on Add. (Note: in SharePoint 2010 there is only Content Editor).
add script editor web part
  • Click on EDIT SNIPPET.
edit snippet
  • Add the following code.
 $(document).ready(function() {
        if ($("select[title=’City’]").val() != "other") {
            $('nobr: contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').hide();
        } else {
            $('nobr: contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').show();
        }

        //Show/hide columns based on Drop Down Selection
        $("select[title=’City’]").change(function() {
            if ($("select[title='City']").val() != "other") {
                $('nobr: contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').hide();
            } else {
                $('nobr: contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').show();
            }
        });
    }); 

Download the full code for Edit form on GitHub at Show / Hide fields based on choice field selection in SharePoint

What you should change in your side, to get this code working

  • Replace the choice field name ‘City’ at $("select[title='City']").change(function() {if ($("select[title='City']").val() != "other") with your column name.
  • Replace the field name ‘OtherCity’ that you need to hide or show at $('nobr:contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').hide();with your field name.

You can Show / Hide multiple fields by repeating the code with your second field name in IF-Else block as shown below

if ($("select[title='City']").val() != "other") {
    $('nobr:contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').hide();
    $('nobr:contains("Field2")').closest('tr').hide();
} else {
    $('nobr:contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').show();
    $('nobr:contains("Field2")').closest('tr').show();
}
  • Click on Insert.
edit script editor web part
  • At the above ribbon,> Click on Stop Editing.
stop editing
  • Go back to test your code and Click on Edit Item.where “OtherCity” field should be hidden in a case of the selected city was not “other” option
Hide Show columns in Custom List based on dropdown selection in Edit Form in SharePoint

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Show / Hide fields based on Choice field selection in Display Form

In this section, we’ll explain how to show and hide fields based on Choice field selection in SharePoint List Display Form by following the below steps:

Steps

  • In ‘All items’ Page, > From the above ribbon,
  • In ‘Customize List’ Section > Click on ‘Form Web Parts’ > Select Default Edit Form.
Edit default form in SharePoint
  • The ‘Display Form‘ will be opened in ‘Edit Mode‘ > Add a Web Part > Media and Content > Script Editor.
Add Script Editor Web Part
  • Add the below code.
 $(document).ready(function() {
        if ($('h3: contains("City")').closest('td').next('td').text()
            .indexOf(‘other’) == -1) {
            $('h3: contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').hide();
        } else {
            $('h3: contains("OtherCity")').closest('tr').show();
        }
    }); 

Replace the choice field name ‘City’ at if condition $('h3:contains("City")').closest('td').next('td').text() with your columns name.

  • Open Display form, the ‘OtherCity’ field should be hidden if the selected city was not “other”.
Show / Hide fields based on Choice field selection in Display Form in SharePoint
  • In a case of ‘City’ is “other”. so that, the “OtherCity” should be shown.
Hide Show columns in Custom List based on dropdown selection in Display Form in SharePoint

Download the full code for Display Form on GitHub at Show / Hide fields based on choice field selection in SharePoint


Conclusion

In conclusion, we have learned how to How to “Show / Hide fields based on choice field selection using JQuery in SharePoint 2016 / 2013“.

We have also learned, how to show and hide a column based on Choice field selection in SharePoint using JQuery for

  • SharePoint List New Form.
  • SharePoint List Edit Form.
  • SharePoint List Display Form.
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