How to view Append-Only Comments in Edit Form? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    most of the time the people use their view (where append-only comments are just a 'view entries' line of text) or they use the Edit-View. That means they don't see the comments (append-only column) that often.

    That's why I have been asked to view the Comments in the Edit View above the comment text box.

    I tried doing it via SharePoint Designer -> Forms -> change ControllMode="Edit" to Display. But that didn't work (that was just my first idea, maybe this works but a bit differently?)

    Any other ideas how to view columns in the Edit mode?


    • Edited by thzu Wednesday, January 18, 2017 2:30 PM
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:26 AM


  • Hi,

    As per my understanding, you have created a text box to which you have enabled append text option. A detailed explanation is given in the below article:

    Get rid of ‘View Entries’ in a SharePoint 2013 Append-Only Column in a View

    I hope this helps you

    If you need to show the comments in EDIT form, then use the below code to show the added comments in the Edit form:

    <SharePoint:AppendOnlyHistory runat="server" FieldName="Comments" ControlMode="Display" ItemId="{@ID}"/>
    Please let me know if you have any questions.

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    • Marked as answer by thzu Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:07 PM
    Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:52 AM

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