I have a custom list and I would like to apply permissions to a text box in the new item and edit form.

Is this possible, if so how do I go about it?

Thanks in advance.

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Its not possible to set permissions on a Column/Field in SharePoint, however with some customization you should be able to do that..

You will need to use either a Visual Web Part or InfoPath form and write your custom logic to check permissions..

  • Thanks, Do you know if jquery can be used?
    – Jemelia
    Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 11:02
  • You can do it client side, but that's not the same as permissions. Guess it depends on how secure this field is. You can check effective permission / SPGroup etc to the user, and set the field attribute to readonly based on the result. But since its done client side the client could undo it. Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 12:34

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