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does anybody know if there is a way in SharePoint 2010 to disable inline editing on a list?

Or, is there a way to prevent users with contribute permissions on a list from creating list views with inline editing enabled?

Our users have contribute permission on the list so simply disabling inline editing for a particular View won't work because they can just create a new View with inline editing enabled.


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Is there a particular reason you want this disabled? That is, is it causing any harm? – Dave Wise Dec 19 '12 at 22:15
Yes because users can circumvent our required fields by creating a view without the required fields and then using inline edit to create a new item and not have to enter in those required fields. – Glen Li Dec 20 '12 at 13:38
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You can uninherit the permissions to this list and make a new permission level called "Custom Contributor" and edit it to copy the "Contributor" permission level, then remove the "Manage Personal Views" Here's a walkthrough:

  1. Navigate to the list you would like to apply this on.
  2. Go to the List/Library tab on the Library/List Tools section at the top of the page.
  3. Click the Library/List Permissions
  4. Click Stop Inheriting Permissions.
  5. Click Site Actions -> Site Permissions
  6. Goto Permission Levels -> Contributor -> Copy Permission Level (Bottom of Page)
  7. Name this "Custom Contributor" and uncheck "Manage Personal Views - Create, change, and delete personal views of lists."
  8. Go back to the library/list permissions -> Click on the user you want to change, uncheck Contributor (or other more permissive access), and check "Custom Contributor".
  9. Click OK.
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Thanks, I was hoping there would be a way to disable inline editing while still allowing view creation, but oh well. – Glen Li Dec 20 '12 at 14:16

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