Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hide All Responses from End Users in SharePoint Survey

Requirement:  Don't show all responses in a SharePoint survey to End-users! Only the Administrators should get all responses. 

Go to Survey Settings >> Advanced Settings >> Set the Item-level Permissions as: Read access & Edit access to:  Only their own. This will hide all responses in SharePoint survey.
sharepoint survey hide results
SharePoint survey hide responses
End-users will get "Contributor" access to respond SharePoint Surveys. So, this setting will restrict them by getting the responses of other users. However this setting will not control Administrators, so they'll get to see all responses.

The above trick is applicable to both SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 survey to hide responses.

Another Way (for MOSS 2007):
Edit the Survey's overview.aspx (Site Actions >> Edit Page), in List view web part, choose "Modify Shared Web Part" and then set the "Selected View" as "Summary View". This will hide the link "Show a graphical summary of responses" from the page and display only total number of responses.sharepoint survey hide all responses
Revert the above change by changing "Selected view" to get the "Show a graphical summary of responses" link back in survey page. If you want Admin's to get all results in graphical view, create a new view and secure it.
 sharepoint 2007 survey hide results
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  1. It's not working on SharePoint 2010. I tested now.

  2. Many thanks. It works for me. I'm using SP2013


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