Sharepoint list quick edit not available?

When you are vieweing a custom view and don’t see the “Edit” menu also called as “Quick Edit”, make sure that particular view has the “Tabular View” configured. This is one of the reasons why sharepoint list’s quick edit is not available in custom viewes.

Steps to configure “Tabular View” to enable quick edit.

  1. Goto -> List Settings -> Views -> Click on the view where the “Edit” doesn’t show up
  2. In the view edit page, expand “Tabular View” if not already expanded
  3. Check the “Allow individual item checkboxes ” checkbox.
  4. Click “OK” to save the view settings

Now the quick edit should have been enabled.

Note: This is applicable for modern view available in Office 365, SharePoint 2016 & SharePoint 2013.