Sharepoint 2010: Disable “Launch forms in a Dialog” (External lists)

2 months ago, one of my customer asked me how to disable launch forms in external lists.I noticed in the MSDN forums that the question often pops up.

Indeed, in a normal list, if you go to advanced settings, you will find the following option :

 

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This option is not available in the case of an external list;here are the List settings options  of an external list:

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However, the Advanced settings page of a normal list can be found by typing the url …\layouts\advsetng.aspx?list=<list id>; the good news is you can use this url with an external list and you get:

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And when you add an item for instance, you get this:

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2 responses to “Sharepoint 2010: Disable “Launch forms in a Dialog” (External lists)

  1. This is very helpful, although I needed it for SharePoint 2013, where the default goes the other way, and my client would like to edit external items in a dialog.

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