I want to create a custom view in a document library that only certain people can see. Is it possible?

Scenario: I want to view certain columns I use for calculated values to do analytical tasks. I don't want normal end users to see this view and get confused and ask questions about things they don't know. Best approach is to hide the 'view' or restrict it to the group that develops analytical views.

So, is restricted views possible? If so, how?

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That kind of views do not exist in SharePoint. What you can do is:

  1. Create a web part page
  2. Add a Web Part that displays the list (a view)
  3. Then you add permissions individually to the page.

If you need more information, let me know.

  • That's what I thought as a work-around. Egh! Microsoft has so many "no we can't do that out of the box" issues. Oct 26, 2016 at 18:37
  • Yes it is a work-around, no out of the box solution for this :-( Oct 26, 2016 at 19:34

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