I am working on a SharePoint On-Premises 2013 farm. and inside my Create & Edit form, i want to set a Status Choice field as read-only, then later on to chnage its value inside a JavaScript script.

Now i am using SPUtility.js to make my Status field as ReadOnly, as follow:-


But when i try to set its value inside my JavaScript as follow (so when user check a checkbox named "Order Start Working", to set the Status = "In Progress"):-

SPUtility.GetSPFieldByInternalName('OrderStatus').SetValue("In Progress");

OR using pure JavaScript appraoch:-

$('[id^="OrderStatus"]').val("In Progress");

the value did not change to "In Progress"

So I am not sure how i can set a value for a read-only choice list OR if i can remove the ReadOnly from my choice list >> then set its value = "In Progress" >> then make it as ReadOnly again. keeping in mind that i do not want to set the Status choice list as disabled using JavaScript, since in this case the value will not get submitted when i save the Edit/Create forms.

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    That’s what I do, I make it editable then set the value, then make it read only again. – mannaggia Feb 6 '18 at 12:05
  • @mannaggia but how i can make a .MakeReadOnly() field editable again?is there a method inside SPUtility.js which support this? – john Gu Feb 6 '18 at 16:57
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    Yes, .MakeEditable() – mannaggia Feb 7 '18 at 0:16
  • @mannaggia .MakeEditable() it worked well for me – john Gu Feb 8 '18 at 2:44

Read only fields aren't rendered on New/Edit form. Remove read only from choice list.

disable the field on form and set its value using jquery

$("#FieldId").prop("disabled", true);
  • but i do not want to hide it, i want to make it ReadOnly so users can view the status, and inside my javascript i want to set the value of the ReadOnly list .. so for example when a user check a checkbox named "Start working" >> the ReadOnly list choice should be set to "In progress" automatically.. and so on.. – john Gu Feb 6 '18 at 11:50
  • Updated the original answer. – Deepmala Feb 6 '18 at 12:37
  • but disabling the choice list will not post back the field when i submit my form,, as mentioned in my original question – john Gu Feb 6 '18 at 16:57

As mentioned in @mannaggia comment.. MakeEditable() it worked well for me

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