Unable to Edit List in Datasheet View in Microsoft SharePoint with Content Approval turned on Content provided by Microsoft Symptoms When choosing to edit a list in Microsoft SharePoint Datasheet View the list or view is read-only. You can observe this by seeing the message "This view is read-only." at the bottom of the datasheet. Cause The Microsoft SharePoint Content Approval setting has been turned on for the list. The Datasheet View control does not support making edits to lists that have Content Approval turned on. Resolution Make your edits in Microsoft SharePoint Standard View or turn off Content Approval. To turn off Content Approval in Microsoft SharePoint do the following: In the List select SettingsSelect List SettingsSelect Versioning SettingsIn the Content Approval section select No for "Require content approval for submitted items" Last Updated: Oct 1, 2015 Did this solve your problem? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.