In Layout Mode, you can open the "Inspector" and go to the Data panel. There you can turn off the ability to enter any individual field(s) in browse mode. This lets them still use the field in a Find request, but not edit the data via that screen/layout.
Hi Chuck, Stephen's method is great, you can also have different layouts to allow SOME users to enter in fields, and on another layout (which another user uses) block the entry to the field.
You can also control access down to the field level through privilege sets as well
File > Manage > Security
Privilege Set Tabs
Set up a privilege set for "volunteers"
under the privilege set, there is a "records" menu, choose "custom privileges"
Select which table you want to restrict
bottom right, there is a "field access" drop down, choose "limited"
restrict fields to "view only" where applicable
test. test. test. and test again.
This allows you to select All access, View only access (I assume you need) and no access (can't even see it).
Thanks folks, feeling kinda dumb here. While playing around and searching my memory I came up with the solution Mike offers and then the solution Stephen offers. I will save these responses for the next time I have a brain freeze.
Gentlemen, just wanted to say thankyou again. Pleased to report that I have it working and can go home for the day. Will test, test, test, and test again tomorrow.
Best to you,