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The state of a file or object that indicates it may not be overwritten with new information. Read-only objects are protected from overwriting or deletion by the file system, and certain security conditions must be met in order to override this behavior.

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Drop down field should be Read only once the User Select the value

Infopath >> Form When clicking on the “Edit Item” icon all fields are editable. I would prefer to not allow that particular field to be edited after the initial saving of the data. Could you ...
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Make default value of single line of text be read-only on new/edit form

I'm using SP 2013 and have a list, within the list is a field called TrainText1 - it provides a step of the training which is being signed off, so the users know what they are signing off against. ...
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How to make people picker read only after populating data in SharePoint Online

I'm using below code to get user and respective manager details from AD. $(document).ready(function() { var userAccountName= $().SPServices.SPGetCurrentUser(); //Set current logged in user ...
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Set a rich text field in a SharePoint field to read-only via Javascript

I'd like to set a richtext field to read-only via Javascript/JQuery. Would be great if it works at SP 2013, 2016 and SharePoint Online
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Disable / read-only drop down list in form

With help from here, I've successfully made some of the fields in my SP forms read-only (disabled). However, it seems the same method does not apply for drop-down lists. I have a drop down list I ...
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SP2013 Disable form field based on permissions group

I've tried and tried other options, and cannot come up with a solution to this one that actually works, so I wanted to put this one out there for help. As the title describes, I'm trying to disable (...
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How to set read only form fields in different content types

I have a list with 4 content types and a workflow. The workflows allows to register and proceed the "new idea"" 1 step - Registration 2 step - Categorization 3 step - Operation 4 step - ...
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VB script to open Sharepoint file in edit mode

After weeks of trying to add charts to a Sharepoint page (with no success) I have gone down the path of using the web access excel web part. This pulls info out of Sharepoint and makes charts, and ...
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Metadata filtering on libraries for users having “Read only” access

We have a library where all the files have been tagged using 5 Metadata terms for each (so 5 Metadata term sets, and a lot more terms underneath each). The problem is that all users can see all the ...
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Quick edit View- Readonly rows

can somebody please help me with making readonly rows in Quick edit view in sharepoint 2013. There are readonly column using AllowgridEditing = false but there seems to be no possible way to make ...
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Syncing a SharePoint's documents read-only, reverting local changes?

I am currently trying to set up a SharePoint to serve as a data repository, which should be kept in sync with local folders using OneDrive for Business. At the moment "normal" users do not have write ...
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O365, how to set read only permissions on site collection inclusive all subsites/content below?

I am building some logic programmatically. The target is to archive a site collection. I need to remove all the permissions and give everybody read permissions. In SharePoint 2013 on prem it was ...
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Undeclare a Record with only Site collecton admin rights

Sharepoint Online: I have a problem with a list item that was declared as record but now is impossible to undeclare. Despite I am the Site Collection Amdinistrator, when going to Compliance Details ...
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Hide dropdown in Edit.aspx but still have it functional?

In SharePoint 2013. My workflow requires that the user edit a task, fill in a field, and click a "Completed" button which then changes a "Task Status" dropdown to "Completed". Once the dropdown ...
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Prevent user from saving file on local hard drive

I'm a newbie to Sharepoint and I was wondering if it's possible to upload an Excel document and stop other users from downloading this file. I would like to have this file readable only inside ...
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Make Column Read-Only in Edit Form

I am attempting to lock down some fields in the Edit Form so that the data cannot be accidentally changed. I am knowledgeable of how to use script and content editor web parts, so I am able to insert ...
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2007 - Unable to save Excel (opened always in read-only)

I'm using SharePoint 2007. I've a list with some links, one of them is a link to an Excel document (.xlsx) that is saved in a document library. My list is showed on the home page of the site, so an ...
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How can i force a filled form to be open directly ReadyOnly mode

I have a SharePoint list. People can fill the form and submit that form to the list. I created a calculated column with the code below. This code générated a link in the list. Once people click on the ...
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2013 Check out and Edit PDF file

I have some issues with Sharepoint 2013 document library, for edit/check out PDF File, only for PDF document. I have some premiums users that absolutely need the "checkout and edit" functionnality ...
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When clicking on document, not prompting with 'Read-only' or 'Edit'

The problem is that when trying to open a document to edit it, usually it prompts you with 'Read-only' or 'Edit'. I have rights to edit the document, but it the prompt does not show up. My colleagues ...
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Insert items with rest into a read only list?

So i have this problem. I want my list to be read only for everyone (maybe not administrators). So far i can just set some permissions and work is done. But then i want to be able to upload items ...
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Cant view Sharepoint Online List Items with Visitor read permissions

Apologies for basic question, but im stumped! Ive granted site visitors read access but they cant see any items in any list. If i set the permissions to contribute/read then they can see the items. ...
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Unable to undeclare a record

I am trying to undeclare a record but it won't just work for some documents while it works for most of the document. It will say this item cannot be undeclared as a record because it is checked out. ...
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How to set field readonly in one content type only?

In a list with two content types - both with the same field "Title", I need to make the field readonly in one of the content types, but not the other (in one the title is manually set, in the other ...
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Site Collection url and read-only url, two urls for the same Site Collection

I have a Site Collection with specific users permissions (read, contribute...etc.) on "http://mysitecollection". I want to have another URL to this (same) Site Collection "http://...
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Where can I find documentation on built in read only list columns for SharePoint 2010?

I know for a fact that ID is a built in read only column. I think most SP admins and developers know this. Someone is trying to convince me otherwise. All I could find on MSDN was the following: "in ...
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SharePoint 2013 - User cannot edit documents on their computer, log on to mine and they can (they have correct permissions)?

I have a user who is trying to access MS Office 2013 files in SharePoint, this user has all the permissions necessary to edit the documents but when they open the files it says read only and when they ...
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How can I allow certain people to see all list items without edit permission?

So I have this issue with specific permissions. What I want is that certain people (not users, administration staff) can view all items of the custom list, but cannot edit them or delete them. On ...
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How to stop files from magically becoming Read Only?

I've had this document open since 8:00 AM when I came in to work. I occasionally make changes and save the document. Just now I tried to do the same but I get the following message: I'm getting ...
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Can we hide the yellow button bar for readonly user when he opened an Excel?

We are using SP2013 on-premise standard edition. When user with readonly permission opened a workbook link (e.g. http://sharepoint.com/sites/abc/shared document/abc.xlsx) he will see the yellow bar ...
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Editing a Sharepoint 2010 List record with Access 2013 - “Cannot Update. Database or object is read-only”

I've got kind of a weird problem, and I haven't been able to find an answer. I'm accessing a sharepoint list through Access, and I'd like to change a "status" field from "pending" to "complete". ...
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How to make a read only field with an incremental number?

I need to make a field that increases by 1 with every new item in a sharepoint list. And also make it a read-only field.
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Read Only field in View

We migrated a List with a field from 2010 where it was Read Only in Datasheet view. But in 2013 the Enhanced Rich Text field is now Editable. In 2013, Is there a way to make the Enhanced Text Field ...
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Read Only fields in Datasheet view 2010 are Editable in 2013

We migrated a list from 2010 to 2013. The 2010 Version used an Access Web Datasheet View. 2013 uses the Quick Edit / Datasheet view. The fields that were Multiple Lines of text (Enhanced Rich) have ...
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ReadOnly columns in External List: SharePoint 2013.

I want to make some fields ReadOnly in External List in SharePoint 2013. I have tried JavaScript and SPUtility approaches as guided in this blog, but unfortunately did not work. In SharePoint Designer,...
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Read access on site collection does not work

I have a site collection, to be more precisely it is Search Center, where i applied read access to "Everyone" (i'm using ADFS only, (different zone for search crawl which uses windows authentication))....
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How to set site collection readonly programmatically?

I created a custom action. This custom action is referencing to an application page. This application page is anonymous accessable. On this application page I have a button. When you click on this ...
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How to get rid of read-only column in datasheet view?

I'm trying to add lots of event to my calendar, so I'm using datasheet view of my calendar. But I found I can't copy-paste whole rows due to the recurrence column is read-only, and I can't hide it in ...
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Force Document to Open in Read Only

I have a Document Library that has word documents in it. When users go to open a document they are prompted with a message letting them know they are about to open a document. It asks them "How ...
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Office 365 Read-only mode

Is there anyway to make the Office 365 Site Collection as Read-only mode? Please help me by providing your valuable reply.
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The documents on sharepoint will open in 'Read Only' mode even though i try to open in 'Edit' mode

The documents on share point will open in 'Read Only' mode even though i try to open in 'Edit' mode.
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SharePoint 2010 Users cannot edit/open documents

Users with correct permissions are suddenly unable to to edit documents. When a document is clicked it is opened in Read-Only mode stating that the document is checked out to literally "Another User". ...
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Should Read Permissions users be able to see Site Actions on site home?

Within a test site, I have a test user set to read permissions. When the test user visits the homepage to that site, the yellow up folder icon is present but the Site Actions is not visible. Should ...
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Creating new copy of Infopath form to allow user to resubmit to library as new copy

I created a form in which once in status approved I am planning on having a new view which would be read only for the customer. Our customers need to have access to the library to look at their ...
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Different rules for different views of InfoPath form?

For a list item's form: I'd like for the full view of the form to show up when a new item is created. Then, that gets routed for approval to Approver. I want the Approver to see a different view--...
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How to Make Editable PDF Document Read-Only in SP 2010 Foundation Document Library

I created a modal input form that allows people to enter data, and upon submit creates a PDF document that gets stored in a document library. From there, it goes through a workflow based on people in ...
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Updating the Created By field in a Sharepoint list using SOAP interface

I have a page that displays items from a Sharepoint list, and add items to that list. The page does this by sending requests to the Sharepoint SOAP service. I would like to overwrite the Created By ...
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Setting an SPSite to read-only from Application Page

We are trying to make a site read-only from the code-behind of an application page. When executing the code-snippet from a timer job or a console application it works perfectly, but it throws an ...
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Display documents in Read only mode - SharePoint 2013

I'm using SharePoint 2013 foundation, In my Visual WP, theres a SPGridView showing sharepoint documents in the document library with a few customizations. There is a link to read the document. When ...
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Inadvertently Created Content Type Column and now can't delete it

I created a column on my root site's content type and now cannot delete it. It is somehow locked as "Read Only" and I have tried PowerShell and SharePoint Designer 2010 and every option I could find ...