I've been searching for a couple of hours now and not found anything useful or that fully answers my query.

I have a new approval process for holidays but I need some assistance locking down the status of the request so people cannot approve their own holiday. Therefor I need either JS or SPD workflow to change a field called "status" to disabled/grey on the new and edit forms, this should fire if the Current User does not match "Line Manager" field. I'm using WSS3/SPD2007.


  • SharePoint doesn't have column level permissions so you can't technically lock down a field (just an item itself). Adjusting permissions on an item can be done from a workflow, but if you just want to adjust the display/logic of the form then you'll need a customized form. Nov 16, 2017 at 14:12
  • Thanks for the reply. I'm happy to customise the form, Is there a good tutorial you'd recommend? I'll start looking in the meantime.
    – mikeparkie
    Nov 16, 2017 at 14:30


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