How could I disable a managed metadata field?. I'm pulling the information of that field from another List and I don't want the user to modify its value

  • Can you explain a bit more? You mean you want user to only read data from the list? Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 21:42
  • I don't want the user modify the values I'm setting in that field
    – yngrdyn
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 1:43
  • Can't you disable the field by making it read only? Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 1:44
  • No i can't. Because it's a Managed Metadata field. So i don't know well what do i have to make read only, there certains divs and things that Sharepoint creates to managed this kind of field
    – yngrdyn
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 3:28

2 Answers 2


You can make the MMD field hidden, through PowerShell

  • Can you please add more details about how to do this? Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 8:35
function Get-TermSet([string]$groupName, [string]$termSetName)
  $termStore = Get-TermStoreDefault
  return $termStore.Groups[$groupName].TermSets[$termSetName]

 $termSet = Get-TermSet $yourtermStorGroupName $yourtermSetName

 $taxoField = $yourweb.Fields.CreateNewField("TaxonomyFieldType",

 taxoField.SspId = $termSet.TermStore.Id

 taxoField.TermSetId = $termSet.Id

 taxofield.AllowMultipleValues = $false

 taxofield.Group = $fieldGroup

 taxofield.StaticName = $staticName

 taxofield.ShowInEditForm = $false #here is the solution

 taxofield.ShowInNewForm = $false #here is the solution

 taxofield.Hidden = $true  #here is the solution

 taxofield.Required = $false



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