On my edit form I have a required name field that I want to make readonly.

Here is what I have in javascript file:


    SPUtility.GetSPField("Date Created").MakeReadOnly();


When I do this, on page load I get this:

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There is no name next to it.. but if I go into list settings and make the name field not required.. then it works as expected and I can see the name of the person in readonly mode. Additionally, I don't have to do these steps for any other required field other than the person field.

Any work around to this?

  • What version of SharePoint you are working on? Mar 12, 2019 at 14:47
  • @MarekSarad SharePoint 2016
    – Grizzly
    Mar 12, 2019 at 14:48

1 Answer 1


It seems to be a known problem with SPUtility.

Please see this answer: SPUtility MakeReadOnly not working on Person fields in edit form

Put below code in window.load() and try.

var peopleField = SPUtility.GetSPField('People Picker Column Name');


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