Lightning Tools Actions

Lightning Tools Actions empowers you to craft command bar buttons that execute Bulk Actions on SharePoint List items. These actions encompass a wide range of functionalities such as updating field values, initiating email communications, and much more.

Core Features


ightning Tools Actions serves as an ideal companion to Lightning Forms, while also offering standalone usability. This tool offers an alternative to individually accessing list items for updates like Approval Status, resetting values such as holiday entitlement, or sending notifications to creators upon request approval. With Lightning Tools Actions, the creation of new command bar buttons and associated actions becomes seamless, enabling simultaneous execution across multiple selected items.

Bulk Actions On Your Modern List Items

Lightning Tools Action Buttons help users of Microsoft Lists or SharePoint Lists to perform a series of actions against entire lists, or selected list items. Actions include the updating of field values, sending approval notifications, creating list items, and calling workflows.

Add Command Bar Buttons With Ease

SharePoint List or Microsoft List owners and designers are empowered to create command bar buttons with ease. Without code, you can configure a series of actions behind a modern command bar button that will display to your users. Command bar buttons can also be easily configured to only display to users of a certain role, or conditionally display based upon values within the selected list item.

Complement Custom List Forms

Lightning Forms helps business users to build custom forms that improve the layout and the logic of SharePoint list forms. Action buttons can be created within SharePoint list forms using Lightning Forms, but Lightning Tools Actions extends that capability to trigger actions on the selected SharePoint list items from within the List View.

Take a guided tour of LIghtning Tools Actions

Within this tour, we explore Lightning Tools Actions for use within Microsoft Lists and Modern SharePoint Lists in SharePoint Online. Using Lightning Tools Actions, we easily create command bar buttons to update, or perform actions against multiple selected SharePoint list items.

SharePoint List Action Buttons

Add action buttons to your SharePoint list like this Expense Approval button. The button performs multiple actions on the SharePoint list items such as modifying the Approved field to Yes, Sending an email notification to the Expense Claimant, and Reloading the page. The Line Manager can easily select multiple items and approve them all in one click, rather than visit each item individually.

Adding SharePoint List Action Buttons

SharePoint List Action buttons can be created quickly and easily. There is no coding experience required, and List Owners or Designers can create the buttons and actions within the context of the list itself.  Action buttons can also be configured to display only to the user with the rights to perform the action.

Building a series of list actions

Actions that can be configured include Updating field values with simple or complex expressions, sending emails, adding list items, creating list items or folders, running custom script, and calling other workflows.