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Is it possible to let a user in SharePoint 2013

  • view a list of documents (and their metadata),
  • but not allow him to open, display or download the corresponding documents?

If the answer should be "no":
is there a workaround possible to automatically export the document list with metadata, if it changes, and give the user access to this exported list?

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I solved this problem by writing javascript in the page when my manager asked me to. Drop a script editor in the page and make those items not clickable so user won't be able to interact with items at all.

But the better solution will be using a Content Search Web Part and customized the template, or edit the view for library from SharePoint Designer.

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