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Make a view only field not drop down?

Question asked by LeeMoreau on Mar 7, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2015 by philmodjunk


Make a view only field not drop down?


Hi all, I have a field that is a drop down, or pop-up menu as FileMaker seems to call it.  In security, I have a users profile set to allow view access only as I don't want them to be able to change the values on these fields from what the system set, but I do want managers to be able to manually change them.

This works in that if they try to change it, it says they don't have permission, but is there any way to prevent them from being able to use the drop down at all?  Basically like if I had field entry "browse mode" unchecked?  I know there's workarounds like making it just a text field and then putting the drop down somewhere else for the people that need to change it but just thought I'd check.