Is there a way to hide certain column from DispForm based on if the current user is part of a Security Group? Unfortunately, the security group contains Active Directory group not individual names thats why I was hoping target audience would work.

Here's what I've done so far:

In DispForm.aspx, added a content editor web part linked to a txt file with

<div id="hidValue"></div>

Added a target audience in the CEWP.

In SharePoint Designer, I edited the custom DispForm.aspx and added the following

<xsl:variable name="varInfo" select="@AdditionalInfo"/>
<script language="javascript">
    var i =<xsl:value-of select="$varInfo"/>;
    alert('<xsl:value-of select="$varInfo"/>');

The alert works but when I attempted to populate the <div id="hidValue"></div> with any of below lines, none of them worked:

document.getElementById("hidValue").innerHTML = '<xsl:value-of select="$varInfo"/>';
document.getElementById("hidValue").innerHTML = {$varInfo};

Basically, I want the value of @AdditionalInfo hidden to all except for the target audience.

I also tried below code which identifies the current user's group but does not work if user is part of an AD group inside the SharePoint group:

var ckUserGrp = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl +'/_api/web/currentuser/groups'
$.getJSON(ckUserGrp, function (data) {
$.each(data.value, function (key, value) {
    var grpName = value.Title;
  • For How many groups you want to show this field? Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 7:49
  • At the moment, the demand is just for one SharePoint group Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 17:10

1 Answer 1


I figured this out by switching the Content Editor to Script Editor web part with the following code in custom DispForm:

<div class="hidInfo" id="varInfo"><xsl:value-of select="@AdditionalInfo" disable-output-escaping="yes"/></div>

<script language="javascript">
     var i = document.getElementById("varInfo").innerHTML;
     document.getElementById("hidValue").innerHTML = i;

Then added a css to hide the additional info

.hidInfo {
    display: none;

Seems to work so far with limited testing.

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