2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2013 1:54 PM by philmodjunk

    privilege sets



      privilege sets



           I'm new to filemaker and I'm having some issues with custom privilege sets.  I've created a database to track my company's inventory & I want to make a privilege set called Account executives that allows them to modify some fields but not others.  I'd like them to be able to modify the fields I've named: notes, qty req, date due, date out, etc.  I don't want them to be able to change things by mistake like location, qty on hand, dimensions, brand, etc..

           The problem I'm having is:

           i've set the privilege set "account executive" to have custom field privileges, all modifieable: date out, date due, notes, qty req etc.  Problem is when I log into an account I've assigned these privilges to, I get an error msg that says "this action cannot be performed because this field is not modifiable"  but....when I go in to manage security, I have these fields set as modifiable.  What am I doing wrong?

           Thanks for the help,



        • 1. Re: privilege sets

               Here is a screen shot of the privilege set where I have the field "event" set as modifiable.  Not sure why its not letting me modify something that I gave permission to modify.

               Thanks for the help

          • 2. Re: privilege sets

                 If security settings were preventing you from modifiying the field, the error message would read: "Your access privileges do not permit this".

                 The error message you are showing is due to some action on your part that is attempting to either directly or indirectly modify a field that is not modifiable.

                 A non modifiable field is either a calculation field or one that is set with the "prohibit modification during data entry" setting on the auto-enter tab in Field Options.

                 The tricky part may be in identifying the precise reason why your action is tripping that error. One example where the error could be tripped indirectly is that if you enter data in the bottom "add" row of your portal, this error message would pop up, if the foreign key field for the portal's table is not a modifiable field. This happens because that data entry causes FileMaker to try to create a new record in the portal's table and then link it to the current record in the layout by copying the primary key from the parent record into the foreign key field of the portal table's record. This last bit throws the error you see if the foreign key field is not modifiable.