open vlookup link in new tab with different view?

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    • #14501
      Jeff Lynch

      I am using a discussion list as the vLookup for Products. When a client clicks the edit or view button they get the OOTB list view. When you go to the discussion board and open it, there is a different page called /flat.aspx that is opened and it displays a more traditional discussion format.

      Can we launch that view from in the vLookup?

    • #14543
      Alexander Bautz

      Sorry for the delay – I get a lot of questions and sometimes fall a bit behind. You should remove the “view” and “edit” buttons from vLookup and add a custom link like this:

      Add the field “FileDirRef” to the ViewFields section in vLookup, and add this to the “Special configuration”:


      Then add this to the Custom JS:

      function buildLinkToFlatView(a,b){
          return "<a href='"+a+"/flat.aspx?RootFolder="+a+"/"+b.get_item("Title")+"' target='_blank'>Link</a>";

      See attached images.

      Let me know how this works out.


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