It’s become necessary for me to dig into SharePoint a bit. I’m a huge newbie here so I figure I’ll share all of the links for things I look up in these SharePointy travels. I expect some of these posts will be very trivial but “hey, I’m learning.”
I had two goals today with the site I am working on. First was to restrict the surveys in a list group so that by default all users initially see their own items. And secondly, I needed to prevent non-administrators from viewing items from other users.
To accomplish the first I use the link “How can I restrict views to the contributor’s content, only?”. This was very straightforward and it’ll make life a lot easier. After creating the view I changed the navigation for the site to utilize the folder versus a specific view on the folder. That will make it easier to manage the views in the future.
The second goal was even easier to do than the first. I changed the Item-Level Permissions: Read Access property under List Advanced Settings to “Only their own” which got me where I needed to be.
Not all too exciting, but since I don’t know Jack about SharePoint I felt pretty warm and fuzzy.