When creating an email including the Encoded Absolute URL, it works and opens the page in Edit view. However I am trying to gt this to work in View instead where the form cannot be edited.

Is there a way to change the way that this Absolute URL opens the form?

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  • What is the current string you are using? Just the Encoded Absolute URL?
    – Graham
    Commented Aug 11, 2017 at 17:44
  • Yes, i have added an image for the way I have done this. I am trying Kevin's suggestion at the moment - but I am new and rubbish with SharePoint and info-path. Will keep you updated on my progress/solution :)
    – C.Shanks
    Commented Aug 14, 2017 at 8:30

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You may create a form view that is read only(Properties->General->Read-only).

Then add your link with &DefaultView=yourReadonlyView enter image description here

  • Sorry i still didnt get this to work - i have added a picture of what i think you asked me to do in the question, sorry, im clueless with this kind of thing
    – C.Shanks
    Commented Aug 14, 2017 at 9:14
  • I made a rule on my submit button to switch to the read only view, but when the form is opened in my library, its in edit mode. - And the link in email (through workflows) dont open edit mode, i get a technical error - see screenshots above for what i tried to do.
    – C.Shanks
    Commented Aug 14, 2017 at 9:33
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    The link URL should be something like:servername.com/subsite/_layouts/15/…; And click Properties under your view name to set up as Read-only(nameing as readonly is not enough); reference: olenicksharepoint.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/…
    – Kevin .NET
    Commented Aug 14, 2017 at 13:20

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