I have a large list that multiple people will be accessing and editing potentially at the same time. Is there any way to adjust settings to only allow a single site user to edit a particular list at a time?

  • Is this a simple list or a document library? Document libraries have a setting "Force check-out"...
    – Evariste
    Jul 28, 2015 at 16:26
  • Simple list. It could be a created custom list or an import from excel list.
    – Andrew
    Jul 28, 2015 at 16:30
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    This is exactly what the force check out feature is for, like @Evariste mentioned.
    – Mike
    Jul 28, 2015 at 17:10
  • Is force check out only for document libraries, or can you enable it for custom lists?
    – Andrew
    Jul 28, 2015 at 17:36
  • You can configure it for generic list too.
    – Sascha
    Jul 28, 2015 at 17:38

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You cannot do that with standard functionality.

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