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Read-Only Field Setting

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15 Dec, 2016 01:59 AM


I've got the situation where we want users to specify an ID/code the when they create a new Record. In this case, the field is Required and is not Read Only.

On subsequent editing of the record, we want that original ID/code to be locked in (i.e. thus become Read Only). How can I achieve this?

At the moment, if I mark the field as Read Only the user can't enter it during creation. Maybe an option for 'Read Only during Create' would be useful here?

Thanks, Steve

  1. 1 Posted by phil on 15 Dec, 2016 02:14 AM

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    You should be able to do this via a data event using SETREADONLY. you will need to trigger the event somehow (on save?)

  2. 2 Posted by srweal on 15 Dec, 2016 02:18 AM

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    Makes sense that we'd check for a value on load-record, then make it read
    only if a value existed.


  3. srweal closed this discussion on 15 Dec, 2016 05:53 AM.

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