I have a question regarding the set up of a calendar.. I have a group work calendar that I am having issues with permissions. I want a user to be able to edit/delete a reservation they have made on the calendar, but not edit/delete a reservation someone else has made on the calendar. The group that these users are in for permissions currently have read and contribute.

I went into the advanced settings for the list and have selected this option-- enter image description here

But, people in the contribute group are still able to delete other people's reservations. Please help! Thank you :)

  • are there any permission levels higher than contribute? if so they may be able to delete items.
    – Chris G
    Jun 14, 2017 at 20:11

1 Answer 1


There are two possible ways to achieve this:

  1. Create a custom permission without edit or delete and assign it to the list
  2. Through a workflow revoke the permission after item has been added (only works with 2010 Workflow

I would prefer the option one:

  1. Under Site Setting, ==> Site Permission, Click Permission Level

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  1. Click the 'Contribute' Permissions and at the bottom Click Copy Permission Level. It will create a new permission level, uncheck 'Edit and Delete Items'.

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  1. Break the permission inheritance for the list and assign the new permission level to the list.

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