2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2011 1:15 PM by karendweaver

    Can edit the Value list even the value list is view only?

    petery009

      Hi,

       

      In Custom Privileges for individual value lists, we select abc value list,

      and set as View Only.

      In Inspector, select control style as Drop-down list, select abc value list

      and set it: Allow editing of value list

      A user with Custom Privileges as View Only to the abc value list, but still

      able to edit the value list.

       

      Is there a way to set a value list may edit by a group but view only by

      others when set it Allow editing of value list in the Inspector?

       

      Appreciate any suggestion.

       

      Thanks,

        • 1. Re: Can edit the Value list even the value list is view only?
          petery009

          Hello

           

          I want to ask the question in a different way!

           

          There 's two user group, one is supervisor, and another one is user.

           

          When the supervisor logged in, and he/she can edit the value list(by click the edit in the drop down).

          When the user logged in, he/she can not edit the value list (same value list).

           

          Is this possible?

           

          Thanks!

          • 2. Re: Can edit the Value list even the value list is view only?
            karendweaver

            Hi Peter

             

            This will probably NOT work, because the privilege "allow user to edit value lists" is NOT the same as the Edit inspector setting on the field values.

             

            When you use a privilege setting that allows editing of value lists, you are giving the user access to ALL value lists using the File / Manage Value Lists menu - even ones that your schema may use for scripts or other functions that could cause real problems.  Probably never what you really want.. 

             

            I recommend you set up an "Admin" or "Supervisor" layout, and restrict access to that layout to the people you want to be able to edit.  You may even want different user types to be able to edit different value lists - they should each have their own layouts to manage this.  Then there are a couple of ways you can allow editing of the value list. 

             

            You could use a table of values and allow the user to add or delete values using a script.  This can be useful if there are a lot of values and if you are using conditional value lists or some other complex function.  You could also just use a global text field with a list of values - disadvantage to both of these methods is that those values will automatically be sorted alphabetically which may not be what you want if you are looking for a custom sort, or if your value list is very short.

             

            If you want them to be able to edit a custom list with a specific order, then I use a global field with the popup list attached and the "Edit" function fixed in the Inspector.  Then on the regular data entry layout, where the user is, I do not allow editing of the value list.

             

            Much more control this way, and even the supervisor cannot edit ALL value lists willy-nilly.

             

             

            warm regards,

             

            Karen Weaver

            karen@desertdogtechnology.com

            Desert Dog Technology, Inc.

            Sandia Park NM

             

             

             

             

             

            On Dec 22, 2011, at 12:16 PM, petery009 asked:

             

             

            created by petery009 in Advanced Discussion - View the full discussion

            Hello

             

             

            I want to ask the question in a different way!

             

             

            There 's two user group, one is supervisor, and another one is user.

             

             

            When the supervisor logged in, and he/she can edit the value list(by click the edit in the drop down).

             

            When the user logged in, he/she can not edit the value list (same value list).

             

             

            Is this possible?

             

             

            Thanks!

             

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