Add New Item link not displaying on List View Web Part Added to Page

Symptom: A List View Web Part does not show the +New Item link although the Toolbar Type has been changed to a type other than No Toolbar.

Cause:  Unknown. User reports the displayed view was edited using the Edit Current View option rather than starting from a Named View in the list.

Workaround:  Create a Named View, delete the existing list view web part, and re-add the list view web part. Change the Current View option to use the Named View.

  1. From the List, create a view with the required fields, sorted and filtered as you wish it to appear in the List View Web Part.
  2. Name and Save the view. Ensure that the New Item link is visible.
  3. Delete the existing List View web part from the Page.
  4. Re-add the List view web part to the Page.
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About Joy Lavigne (Adkins)

SharePoint Administrator for a mid-sized organization. Frequent speaker at SharePoint Saturday events. Teller of terribly corny jokes. View all posts by Joy Lavigne (Adkins)

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