SharePoint permissions on views using [Me]

 Apr 09, 2015

In a previous blog post, we looked at one way to apply permissions on views and discussed its limitations. If you need a view so that everyone sees items that are created by only them, or modified by only them, then life is too easy. You don’t need any special permissions or anything like that. You just need to use the keyword [Me].

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Go to an existing List or Library in SharePoint.
  2. From the List or Library tab click on Create View.
  3. Give the view a name.
  4. Under Filter section click on the drop down and choose Created By or Modified By, on the next box select Equals to and in the 3rd box type [Me].

[Me] stands for the current user who is logged in. Therefore, the list will automatically be filtered to show items whose author is the current user.

This way, you really don’t need any mumbo jumbo within the permissions. Remember you can only use [Me] on the fields that are of type Person or Group.

For more information, take a look at New Horizons' SharePoint training courses.

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