Thursday, July 7, 2011

SharePoint Datasheet view in Read-only mode ? Try these Solutions

Issue: In Datasheet sheet view, users unable to edit anything. Its in always Read-Only mode.

sharepoint datasheet view read only

Check the following to fix SharePoint list in datasheet view is read only:
  1. Content Approval must be turned OFF 
Microsoft KB:

     2.  Some of the columns are dependent on the Microsoft Access, Check whether MS-Access is installed in client machine.
     3.  Check whether you have permission to edit
     4.  The document in the current row may be checked out by a user.
     5. Attachments are read-only in a list that requires content approval. You cannot view or edit attachments in any of the views.
     6.  Certain columns, such as Created By and Modified, are always read-only.
     7.  There may be an unresolved conflict or error in the selected row or column. Resolve the conflict or error before attempting to edit the selected row or column.

Update: To use edit in Datasheet view, even with content approval turned ON, use my trick Edit in Datasheet View - Even When Content Approval is Turned ON

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  1. Sorry to say this did not help me, but I found an answer to MY Read Only problem. Hopefully it will help someone else:

    Go to Settings -> Document Library Settings
    Click Versioning Settings and choose NO for "Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited?"


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