Getting and setting when Inline Editing

Good Afternoon,

I am looking at using the Inline editing feature on a List or Library Control and would like to know if the following is possible, and if so would like a little assistance on implementation.

  1. When adding a new item or editing an item we have a lookup field, can we retrieve the ID of the item selected by the user? (We would then use a REST call to retrieve additional data for the selected item and perform a number of calculations)
  2. Can we then take the data generated in the above calculations and post these into a specific column for that item.


So in the table above the user selects an item in the Product Code Column (Lookup) and then using a REST call we retrieve the Product Description (Multiple Lines of Text) and Post this into the Product Description Column. The Quantity field is required so the user must enter a number, when a number is entered we then need to perform a calculation to generate a Line List Price from the Cost (retrieved in the above REST call) and then multiply this by the Quantity and then post this into the Line List Price Column.

Is this possible, and if so could I have a few pointers on where to start, at present we are using a dialog to add and edit items and I can see using Inline Editing speeding things up massively for our users.

Thanks in advance

Dear @Tony_Duke,
There are currently no events that would allow working with List or Library in Inline editing mode, sadly. These features are on our roadmap, but it will take time before we actually get to them.

If this functionality is essential for your project, please, contact us at [email protected], we can discuss the potential implementation.

Dear @Nikita_Kurguzov

Is there a way to pre-populate fields of a new entry in Inline editing mode?

Thanks in advance

Dear @Nikita_Kurguzov

Is there any news on this? Sorry for this, but I need a solutions as fast as possible.

Thank you!

Dear @phil,
Sorry for the delay in response… Can’t offer much at the moment, this functionality is still in development.

If it’s a pressing matter, we might be able to offer paid support to hasten development of the particular features you require, but we need to discuss it first, please, contact us at [email protected] and let us know all the details!

Dear @Nikita_Kurguzov

Thanks for you feedback. We have found a workaround over a new form. This is not a good solutions but it’s sufficient for the moment. Waiting for the new features for list control!

Any news about the pre-population of inline fields?

Hello @mozilla0,

Could you please describe your case.
With what data you want to pre-populate the fields? Do you want to create a new entry or update the new one?

Hi @mnikitina.

When we create a new item (inline) in a accordion, some of the fields (dropdown) should be automatic selected (based on index in accordion).


Could you please contact us at [email protected].

Please mention in the email this post.

Thank you!

Now you can manipulate fields within List or Library control in Inline editing mode:

  • populate fields of a new row;
  • populating fields based on other fields in List or Library control;
  • Filtering lookup fields in List or Library control

Please find more details and instructions in the article here.

@mnikitina Perfect, thank you very much!

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