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Excel - Sharing with multiple users

Hello Team,


I have created an timesheet application from scratch with excel table as database(one drive). We have 30+ users using the same application. In order to achieve viewing the records from the table of excel and adding entries to the table of excel, given full access to all users.


Now the problem is, any user(who has access to the file) can modify the entries in excel file of other users or his own entries if he can find the Data storage Excel stored in onedrive which is not acceptable.


Do we have any solution to let users can Add entries and view the entries from the same table of excel without modifying the data.

Awaiting for your response.


Kind regards,


Community Support Team
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Re: Excel - Sharing with multiple users

Hi @Nagaviswanath,


If editing is not allowed, how about removing the Edit Icon (and the Delete Icon) under the Details Screen, and only leave the View and the New Icon under the Browser Screen?




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Re: Excel file on Onedrive- Sharing with multiple users

Hello @v-micsh-msft


My question is not about the UI based one. Sorry for any confusion, i am facing the issue of sharing privilleges of Excel file on One drive (which is acting as data storage for my application). 


If i am not sharing the excel file to users, user cannot view the expected results in the view screen and he is getting following error.

Excel_Table-error.PNGIf excel is not being shared.
























I have shared my excel file to all the users, he can view the results but any user can find this excel file on his own onedrive and having chances of modifying the excel file.

Home Page.PNGIf excel has been shared to the users



























Can you please let me know how to avoid users not to access the excel file directly on his own onedrive?





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Re: Excel file on Onedrive- Sharing with multiple users



Not sure if this will help:


1. Go to OneDrive for Business Site Settings > Site permissions under Users and permissions.

2. Click Permission Levels to and click the Edit permission level to copy the permission level and then delete the Delete Items permission to create a new permission level.

3. Go to the OneDrive for Business document library and then grant the newly created permission level to the required users.








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Re: Excel file on Onedrive- Sharing with multiple users

Sorry - ignore above post.  Posted to wrong discussion.

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