I have a custom list which has a property "Department" which is a multi-select checkbox list. So each item in this list can be one of multiple different Departments. I would like to make these items only available to people in that given department. For example, if someone is in the "Accounting" group on the SBS, can I make the custom list so that user can see "Accounting" specific items and no others?

In the same sense, if someone is a part of multiple different departments, they should be able to see all items which fall under each department.

I'm using SharePoint 2010 integrated with SBS 2011.

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There's a similar question here: Implementing permissions based on metadata

Doing it involves custom workflows or event receivers. It also mentions Titus Metadata Security available as a 3rd party solution.

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    I ended up implementing the idea I presented as an answer in that other post and it works pretty good. Feb 13, 2013 at 14:33

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