Layouts accessible & read only - scriptable? 
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 Layouts accessible & read only - scriptable?

I'm trying to set up a means to have data read only, but allow the data to
be edited after a user clicks a button.  Is it possible to script fields
and/or layouts for accessible and read only access?  I don't want to have
the database re-opened by another group to make this work.

(All I really want to do is to uniquely track who creates and modifies
records; however multiple database entry people share the same machine, so
the User name, from the computer, does not create unique names for Created
by and Modifed by.  I've scripted buttons to put a custom login name (which
I've scripted using a pop-up list of known users) into (my own) Modified and
Created by fields -- when the user creates or duplicates a record -- but
this doesn't cover the need to simply modify data in a record, hence my
question.)  thanks

-Stan



Fri, 27 Sep 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Layouts accessible & read only - scriptable?

Quote:

> I'm trying to set up a means to have data read only, but allow the data
> to
> be edited after a user clicks a button.  Is it possible to script fields
> and/or layouts for accessible and read only access?  I don't want to have
> the database re-opened by another group to make this work.

You can do this with passwords but it might be easier to use two
layouts.  

One layout with all fields locked, no entry allowed, and a button which
takes a user to you sign in screen, then to a layout with the field
entry allowed.

This avoids the password, group and access, issues wich could work just
as well allowing read only to one layout and read/write to another.

BTW: you can also do some VERY cool things with globals allowing users
to cancel an edit etc.

Jeff



Fri, 27 Sep 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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