How to Enable User Ratings in List and Libraries


SharePoint 2010

This is a new feature found within SharePoint 2010. Once enabled it allows users to rate items within list and document libraries. The ratings field uses a 5 star system to display the average score by all users who have rated that individual item. The ratings field is disabled by default; follow below to see how easy it is to enable it.

Go into a list or library and click on the settings button under the List/Library tab:

Under General Settings, click Ratings settings:

Under “Allow items in this list to be rated?” select Yes:

Go back to your list or library and hover your mouse over the stars to select the rating:



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5 Comments on “How to Enable User Ratings in List and Libraries”

  1. Rahul Says:

    This “Enable User Ratings in List and Libraries” new feature is really amazing and wonderful. Its very useful feature to know all sharepoint developers. Thanks for your effort.


    • Fareed Says:

      Hi I want to enable/activate this feature to “yes” through Powershell scripts. Could any one help in provising the code?



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