I have created a list. It inherits the permissions from the site settings and that's the way it should be. I want to create a SharePoint page in which I will show the list but I don't want to allow people to add new items. Is that possible with OOB features or do I have to create something like an HTML table or so?

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In List Settings and Advanced settings you can specify that the list should be "Read only" under Create and Edit access.

Another option is to mirror the list, this can be done in several ways such as using External List if you have a content type.

  • I like the option of mirroring. Setting the list to read-only will not work for me, as the list does need to be editable, just not directly. Thanks!
    – Boris
    Commented Sep 17, 2012 at 12:41

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