Changing the ‘return URL’ for SharePoint forms


Here’s a quick little tidbit that will help when building SharePoint applications. By default, when users fill out a SharePoint form, they are navigated back to the “All Items” page after pressing OK. You can easily change this behavior by altering what is in the “source=http://…” part of the URL  “query string” on the form page.


Example: Let’s add a link to the Announcements “New Item” form on the home page, so that it returns the user back to the home page after they press ok.


Step 1) Add the following URL to the home page:


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