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Friday, December 26, 2014

SharePoint 2010: Making a Column Read-Only in a list using Sharepoint Designer


Using SharePoint Designer, you can make one of the columns on your list/library Read-Only so that when a user goes to edit the list item, that one particular field will be unmodifyable, even for Full Control Permissions.
This can be done by changing the field type from an “editable” field to a simple “display” field.
To do this, open up SPD and navigate to your list.
You want to create a new “Edit” form for this list so click on the “New…” button:
new-edit-form
Type in a name for your new form. Select the “Edit Item Form” radio button and go ahead and make this the default form for editing.
read-only-columns
Click OK and then open up your new form to edit the code.
In this particular library, I have a column that I named “Read-Only” which I will be changing to read-only mode in the edit form. To do this, scroll down to the column inside the code and change the following:

<SharePoint:FormField runat="server" id="ff3{$Pos}" ControlMode="Edit" 
FieldName="Read_x002d_Only" __designer:bind="{ddwrt:DataBind('u',
concat('ff3',$Pos),'Value','ValueChanged','ID',ddwrt:EscapeDelims(
string(@ID)),'@Read_x002d_Only')}"/>
<SharePoint:FieldDescription runat="server" id="ff3description{$Pos}" 
FieldName="Read_x002d_Only" ControlMode="Edit"/>
 
to

<SharePoint:FormField runat="server" id="ff3{$Pos}" ControlMode="Display"  
FieldName="Read_x002d_Only" __designer:bind="{ddwrt:DataBind('u', 
concat('ff3',$Pos),'Value','ValueChanged','ID',ddwrt:EscapeDelims( 
string(@ID)),'@Read_x002d_Only')}"/> 
<SharePoint:FieldDescription runat="server" id="ff3description{$Pos}"  
FieldName="Read_x002d_Only" ControlMode="Display"/>
 
Now when you go to edit an item on your form via “Edit Properties”, the column will be read-only.




Reference:

http://sharepoint.indigoreality.com/2013/04/03/sharepoint-2010-making-a-column-read-only/

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