Create column readable in Sharepoint WSS3.0 /Sharepoint designer 2007 RRS feed

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  • I want to make a column read-only in Sharepoint  WSS3.0 or either to use of sharepoint designer 2007

    Please tell the easiest way ! Because i am new to Sharepoint WSS 3.0

    • Moved by Clayton Cobb Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:08 AM 2007 question (From:SharePoint 2010 - Using SharePoint Designer, Infopath, and other customization)
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:27 PM


  • This is the 2010 forum.  Please ask questions in the appropriate forum in the future.

    My recommendation is not to customize the ASPX form, but rather to do this:

    • Settings > List Settings > Advanced SEttings > Allow for management of content types (set to Yes)
    • Go back to the List Settings
    • Click on the content type that is now visible
    • Click on the column in question
    • Set it to Hidden

    This way, the field will not be in the new, edit, nor display forms, so you can set it's value dynamically with a workflow or whatever other method you're using.

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    • Proposed as answer by Parvez Akkas Saturday, May 14, 2011 3:32 PM
    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Monday, May 23, 2011 6:24 AM
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:08 AM