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  • "Permission for Form" Form

    Hello,
    In Alpha Anywhere Desktop Application, the typical way to change access permissions on a form is to right click on the form in the Control panel, then select "Set Security". This launches the form "Permission for Form".

    Is there an X-Basic command or other solution that can be added to the toolbar or a button so that an administrator can select this "Permission for Form" from there without going to the control panel?

    Appreciate any suggestions and feedback

    AndyPermission for Form.jpg

  • #2
    A5_CHANGE_PERMISSION()

    Look in the Help Text for other options
    Ted Giles
    Example Consulting - UK
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    sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
    See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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    • #3
      Ted,

      This X-Basic function has been my solution so far and I developed a front end for customers administrators to adjust their security. However, we just had a customer point out to us that there are bugs in this area. With this in mind I have two choices:

      One is to solve the bugs - if I am able to do so. At first sight, it appears that the X-Basic solution works ok when the form is related to a DBF file, but not when the form is related to a SET. I am attaching the X-Basic code below in case you can spot anything or give a suggestions. You may notice that Stan Matthews helped us with this command back in 2018, but there is still a bug in this code.

      The second, and much simpler solution, if possible is to be able to bring bring up the "Form Security" form that works well.

      Thanks for your help.

      Andy

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      'A5_CHANGE_PERMISSION(VAR->secgroup,Var->secclass,"Form","Run",Var->secaction,Var->secpass)

      'rev by stan matthews mar29_2018

      A5_CHANGE_PERMISSION(VAR->secgroup,VAR->Formname,"Form","Run",Var->secaction,Var->secpass)

      topparent.Commit()
      topparent.Resynch()
      topparent.Refresh_Layout()

      'A5_CHANGE_PERMISSION( "Viewer","employee@employee.dbf", "form", "run", "deny", "SYS" )


      ui_msg_box("Form Security", " Form Security changed for Group " + secgroup + " in Form " + secclass + ". Permission set to " + secaction,UI_OK+ UI_FIRST_BUTTON_DEFAULT+ UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL)
      'VAR->secpass = ""

      topparent.Commit()
      topparent.Resynch()
      topparent.Refresh_Layout()

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      The variables that I pass to VAR->Formname come from a dropdown list as shown below:

      Equipment|Machine@Machine.set
      Parts|Parts@Part.Set
      PM Tasks|Prevent@Prevent.set
      Projects|Project@Project.set
      Vendors|Vendor@Vendor.set
      Employees|Employ@Employee.dbf
      Manufacturers|Mfg@Manufacturer.set
      Work Requests|WR@work.set
      Work Orders|WO@Work.set
      Purchase Orders|PO@Purchase.set
      Part Transactions|Parttx@Parttrx.set
      Administration|Administration@Release.dbf
      Basic Data Utilities|Util_Bas@Release.dbf
      Backup|Util_Bac@Default.dbf
      Advanced Data Utilities|Util_Ad@Release.dbf
      System Defaults and Settings|Def_Set@Default.dbf
      Query Maintenance|Query_M@Default.Dbf
      Security|Security@release.dbf

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      • #4
        This seems to work as expected.
        ALL passwords are [password]

        SecurityForm.zip

        Log in as Administrator to get at the Security Buttons in the SetForm1
        Attached Files
        Ted Giles
        Example Consulting - UK
        .

        sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
        See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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        • #5
          Ted,

          Thank you so much. Looks like this will resolve my issue. Will implement and test over the next couple of days.

          Andy

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