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Delete Record Command and Privileges

Question asked by ErikWegweiser on Mar 20, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2018 by Suresh

I've been working with FileMaker for 30 years and just realized...


If a privilege group is prohibited from deleting a RECORD under certain circumstances, such as a boolean test of a flag field, the command is still available, not dynamically 'greyed out' for non-deletable records. It does, of course, conform to the privilege restrictions. You still have to rely on a script to re-test for delete privileges if I want to explain to the user that the command is prohibited, or at least avoid the "Error 200" message dialog.


Am I completely imagining that this used to behave differently or I forgot how to make the command unavailable on a record-by-record basis?


This has nothing to do with custom menus, as I suggested in the earlier version of this post.

FMPA 16.3—16.5