In SharePoint 2013 site, there is a custom list which has a column that should be visible to only one particular SP group.
That column will not be in forms (new/edit/disp) so I don't need hiding it from forms, just in view.
I thought of creating two views and then putting each of them in web part and adding target audiences I could do it, but I am asking if there is some better/nicer way to do this?

2 Answers 2


For performance-related reasons, the SharePoint doesn't provide column-level security as OOTB.

The available workarounds

Use the below code to hide a specific column based on a specific group using SPSerevice and JQuery

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery.SPServices/2014.02/jquery.SPServices.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {

 operation: "GetGroupCollectionFromUser",
 userLoginName: $().SPServices.SPGetCurrentUser(),
 async: false,
 completefunc: function(xData, Status) {

 //If the current User does belong to the group "SharePoint Group Name: HamzaQassas"
 if($(xData.responseXML).find("Group[Name='HamzaQassas']").length == 1)
  // Hide the Column with its order ID in List View (Title=2 ...etc)


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  • Use your mentioned method with multiple views in web part pages and manage Target Audiences
  • Use a 3rd party tool like Infowise.
  • Solution 1 was what I thought of.
    – Danilo
    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:44

Format the fields using JSLink

(function () {

 var ctx = {};
 ctx.Templates = {};
 ctx.Templates.Fields = {
    "Cost_x0020_Status": { "View": FieldTemplate },

function FieldTemplate(ctx) {

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