View: remove link to an object in a column

Some objects that you display in a view link to the Details page of the object, by default. For example, the column that displays the Name of a project is a link to the project; the column that displays the Name of a user is a link to the user’s profile page.

You can remove this link using text mode in columns that display in all views.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*
Adobe Workfront license*

Request to modify a view

Plan to modify a report

Access level configurations*

Edit access to Reports, Dashboards, Calendars to modify a report

Edit access to Filters, Views, Groupings to modify a view


If you still don’t have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage permissions to a report

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects.

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

  1. Go to a list of tasks.

  2. From the View drop-down menu, click New View to create a new view.


    Click the Edit icon

    to edit an existing view, then select the view.

  3. Click Add Column to add a new column.


    Click an existing column with a link to an object.

  4. Click Switch to Text Mode.

  5. Hover over the text mode area, and click Click to edit text.

  6. Remove the text you find in the Text Mode box, and replace it with the following code:

    displayname=Task Name
    note tip
    You can use similar code for other objects by doing adjusting the following:
    • Replace the valuefield line of the code with valueexpression and keep the same name included in curly brackets after the equal sign.

    • Eliminate all the lines that start with link. from the original text of the column. For example, eliminate all the following lines:

      code language-none
  7. Click Save, then Save View.