Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Read only view problem

I noticed when i wanted to bulk update value of one field and when i went ahead, changed the normal standard view to the data sheet view to modify values i could not modify values. it showed me that this view is read only.

now what does this mean that the view is read only? Well, after some search i came to know that if the list has a content approval turned on, you will not be able to modify the values in datasheet view. the view turns into read only mode.

So go to the list settings -> General settings->Versioning settings and turn off the content approval. come back to the list, make changes the way you want and then again turn on the list content approval.

Hope this helps.


Anonymous said...

When we create any list by default value of "List->General Settings->Version Setting->Content Approval" is "No".

when i bulk update then it give me read only error.

Manivannan said...

Good work.. Helped me out to resolve the problem..

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