How to disable quick edit in SharePoint list

This SharePoint customization tutorial explains, how to disable quick edit in a sharepoint list. The same approach will work to disable quick edit in the sharepoint 2013/2016/Online list.

Disable quick edit in a sharepoint list

Quick Edit is a very good feature where you can edit all items in the view in a spreadsheet format in SharePoint. This is very much helpful in bulk editing. But sometime you may not need that feature. There is an easy way to remove quick edit from a SharePoint list (both on-premise or online).

There are two places where you can do the quick edit, first on is the link which is presented in + new item or edit this list. Here when you will click on edit this list.

The list will appear in the spreadsheet format and the user can do bulk editing and then save the changes user needs to click on Stop editing this list. The other place you will do quick bulk editing is by click on the “Quick Edit” option in the Ribbon under the LIST tab. Both places look below:

disable quick edit in sharepoint list

To remove this option, Go to the List Settings page. Then click on Advanced settings which is under General Settings.

Then in the Advanced Settings page, Go to the Quick Edit option and select No in “Allow items in this list to be edited using Quick Edit?” in Quick Edit as shown in the fig below:

disable quick edit in sharepoint 2013

Now if you go to the list, you will not be able to see the edit option and in the ribbon “Quick Edit” will appear in a disabled mode like below:

disable quick edit mode sharepoint online

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Here, we learned how to disable quick edit in a sharepoint list. The solution will work to disable quick edit in the list in SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013/2016.

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