I am working on a requirement that requires me to disable one field from editing (even in the quick edit mode). I just want user to add new record and update existing records (except one field).

I am able to achieve something and remove the fields from quick edit, however i see that on focus of the cell, quick edit adds a new control (drop down), has anyone figured out a way to disable that?

Any suggestions...

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  • Hi, did you found any solution for the above issue?
    – Light
    Jun 1, 2016 at 12:49
  • @light nope i didnt find any solution for this, i ended up using the code below to disable rows. Jun 10, 2016 at 19:45
  • how can I disable specific cell in a row based on value using below code, I'm not able to find that...
    – Light
    Jun 16, 2016 at 11:03

2 Answers 2


You could try using AllowGridEditing with JS Link like this (example with Title):

var fieldContext = {
  Templates: {
    Fields: {
      LinkTitle: {
        View: function(ctx, b) {
          b.AllowGridEditing = false;
          return ctx.CurrentItem.Title;
  • Thanks Eiri, I would like use to be able to add new records, just not update the old records. I assume this script will not let him enter anything for the column. I will give it a try. May 6, 2014 at 14:38
  • is there a way we can prevent this template from overriding the last row. May 6, 2014 at 16:42
  • as expected this is making the field read only for all the rows...I want to either exclude the last row, or a way of setting value for the disabled field using script. any pointers May 6, 2014 at 22:02

You can use approach used in below blog


I was exploring it for composite validation purpose. Not working for me. But while implementing same functionality was achieved at cell level for which ever column you want to implement.

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