After seeing many posts concerning permission levels (untick client integration features use), i'm still unable to disable export to spreadsheet option from the action menu on a Survey.

Here is the context: - Recurrent Survey to gather team members votes (OK) - Team members must NOT see other team members votes (OK via OOTB options but NOK via export to spreasheet, because you can see all the results) - The responsible of the team shall be able to see individual votes (OK via a linked Excel query)

Does anyone faced this issue or have a solution?

Thank you for your help.

2 Answers 2


I decided to hide the entire list actions menu using JavaScript and JQuery as I didn't want to expose the other available list actions (View RSS Feed and Alert Me) to our users either.

I simply inserted a script editor webpart into the "Overview" (overview.aspx), "All Responses" (AllItems.aspx) and "Graphical Summary" (summary.aspx) pages of the survey. That script editor webpart contained the following code:

<script src="*/jquery-3.1.1.min.js"></script>    
<script src="*/hidelistactionsmenu.js"></script>

The file hidelistactionsmenu.js contained the following code:

        $("table.ms-menutoolbar tr td.ms-toolbar").has("span[id*='ListActionsMenu_t']").hide(); // hides the table cell that contains the button that opens the list actions menu
        $("table.ms-menutoolbar tr td.ms-separator:first").hide(); // hides the duplicate separator between the buttons

The location of the two files (jquery-3.1.1.min.js and hidelistactionsmenu.js) has to be modified accordingly. Obviously, * is just a placeholder for the path.


You can define a custom permission level


or you can hide the export button using Sharepoint Designer and Javascript


  • Hello Idryl, Thank you for the answer. unfortunately managing permission level is not sufficient to disable export function on a Survey, and I have no way to use SharePoint Designer. I'll try to bypass this issue via using a custom list.
    – Nico2317
    Feb 9, 2017 at 7:11

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