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Sharepoint List, How can i remove an item from the list?

Posted on 2016-07-28
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I'm new to the SharePoint fiasco, I see there is a list with 22 records I need to remove one of those. I have gone to site setting and locate the list. open the list and click on the tittle bar and see where Items and List heading shows at the top. Under Items I see the edit item and Delete Item but they are gray out. What do I need to do, go, click in order to delete one item of the list?
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by:Tim Edwards
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Are you an owner or contributer to the site? if so they may have broken the permissions at the list level, go into the list settings and check the permissions there if you have access.

Are you taking over the SharePoint environment from another individual?
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by:COHFL
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I'm an owner of the list and yes I'm taking over from someone else. I think permissions are broken somewhere else =(
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by:Tim Edwards
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This may be a dumb response, but when you go to the list and see the items greyed out on the top have you clicked on the record in question that you want to delete?
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by:COHFL
ID: 41733846
It is not a dumb response, it is totally valid. I can't click or select anything hence the edit option is unavailable. I guess it has to do with the fact that the item on a list take you to another page. I don't know if this helps
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by:Tim Edwards
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Can you provide a screen shot and paint over any confidential information please
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This is the list and we need to remove the second item, the check box next to it cant be click or selectedCapture2.JPG
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by:Tim Edwards
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Thank you,

If you click on the List Tab, do you get the option to do a quick edit on the list, The image below shows with the navigation when selecting a single list item. We will have to a look further at the list permissions.

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by:COHFL
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Nope this is what I get:
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by:Tim Edwards
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Okay lets take a look at the permission, from the list tab go into List Settings
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From there open the list permissions.
SharePointListPermissions.PNG
And lets verify that the inheritance has not been broken on th e list
SharePointBrokenPermissions.PNG
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by:COHFL
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this is what I have
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by:COHFL
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This group is part of an Active Directory group and I'm part of that group
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by:Tim Edwards
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Try to granting the account that you are currently logged in with either edit rights or owner directly to the list.
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by:COHFL
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I add myself to the list with edit permissions and still doesn't work. I have add the Full Control and still can not do the quick edit =(
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by:Walter Curtis
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Look at the screenshot from 7:53,  the item tab needs to be highlighted so that you can edit or delete items. This shows the list tab as highlighted.

Maybe something, maybe not...
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by:COHFL
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Items is not enable either
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by:Walter Curtis
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Ok, good that you are in the right place..

A few points -

Above you mention that the SharePoint group is part of the AD group. The way it works is that an AD group can be a member of a SharePoint group, but not the other way around. So make sure you are in the AD group. One way to check is to use the "Check Permission" icon, in the ribbon, shown in your screenshot from 08:02. You will be able to check exactly what permission you have on the item.

You could also test by granting your account explicit access. From the same place shown above, click on "Grant Permissions" and add yourself.

Another test, add an item, then see if you can delete. Often, a custom permission is used that allows one to add items but not delete items. Maybe that is in play here.

Good luck...
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by:Tim Edwards
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In the first image you should me you were in designer, please go back into designer. On the bottom were it shows content type click on  list, under the settings make sure that Allow modifications is checked off.
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by:Walter Curtis
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Good thought, but be careful. Please don't modify content type settings. That has nothing to do with deleting list items.
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by:COHFL
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Here is the permission check screen for me (Im not Jdolphin just for illustration purposes_
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by:Tim Edwards
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Go back to the Library Settings, this time open up the advanced setting.

Check the following - Item-Level Permissions for Create and Edit Access verify that it is set to Create and edit all items

Then scroll down and verify the at the quick edit is enabled.
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by:COHFL
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@Tim Edwards on this post 2016-07-29 at 07:49:04   ID: 41734623  I don't have the allow modifications.
I have Allow attachment, Allow management of content types that's it
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by:Walter Curtis
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Don't do anything with content types please. That is something and nothing to do with permissions in this case.
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by:COHFL
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I was able to add a new user to the list but once again I cant delete.
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by:Walter Curtis
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There could be item level permissions in use. As Tim mentioned one place to set that is in the advance settings for the list, although your ownership should override those settings. The other place is the item itself. The item(s) may have unique permissions that keep anyone from deleting them.

Go to the item and you should see a context menu for permissions.
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by:COHFL
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We may be heading somewhere this is what I see when I try to access the Items permissions
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by:Walter Curtis
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Make sure you are logged in with the same account you checked the permissions for. Sounds weird, but if you are using pass through authentication, maybe your standard users account logged in automatically and you need to sign in to SharePoint using  your admin account.
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Tim Edwards earned 500 total points
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Okay I think that I have found were the issue might might be...

Click on List and the Modify View:
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Scroll down until you see Tabular View and make sure that All individual item checkboxes is selected
SharePointBrokenPermissions.PNG
I unchecked it in one of my lists and I lost the control and acts exactly like yours.
SharePointListPermissions.PNG
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by:Walter Curtis
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You should still be able to mark an item directly (without the checkbox), which will activate the ribbon items. But give it a try, it might work! My fingers are crossed.

Good find!
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by:COHFL
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Im not sure how to grade this one but Tim discovered was right on.
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by:Walter Curtis
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Good you got it fixed. Glad to see Tim making some solid SharePoint solutions. Good Job
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by:Tim Edwards
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Thank you,

I am only guessing that the previous admin, removed tabular and also hid the linked item so when click on any list item you would not get the prompt window.

I am just glad we were able to figure it out, it is not something that I have done before so it took a lot of brain searching to remember were some of these things are.

Have a great day and weekend
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