Many times we see that the ‘Quick Edit’ link in the Ribbon is disabled even when we are the Site collection Administrators / Owners.
Following could be the reasons why it is being disabled.
- Custom Style applied on the view – Quick edit only works with a view set on default style. If you change style to any other than default, Quick edit option will be disabled for everyone.
- Quick Edit not enabled for the list in Advanced Settings within List Settings.
- Current view of the list has Group By enabled and applied on some field.
- Allow individual item checkbox not checked on Tabular view in the view.
It could be any one of these reasons, why Quick edit is showing up as disabled.