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  • Using security and want only one user to mark

    Hi All,
    Not sure if possible or would be easy if it was.
    But I want to setup security on my application(database) so that a selected group can read only and not be able to change or edit or delete any records or info in any field.
    That part I'm sure I can do.
    Now the one I need and want to do is for this group to be able to mark and unmark the records in a particular database and/or browse/form without them being able to edit or delete as stated above.
    Is it possible?

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    Re: Using security and want only one user to mark

    In a UX You can do that at the control level for any usergroup by simply making a submit button, or any control for instance that has security settings to show it if they belong to a certain usergroup - very easily
    There's a bunch of ways, it could be a show/hide setting, or the controls could be in a container that has security settings.

    IN a grid the detail view's properties allow you to control update/delete/insert by groups, and you can also do the show hide stuff in there as well.

    I am sure there's a bunch of ways I didn't even mention, like in a list control but again if you look around the properties of what ever type of component your using you should be able to find something that works for you.

    Good luck hope that helps!
    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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    • #3
      Re: Using security and want only one user to mark

      Originally posted by CharlesParker View Post
      In a UX You can do that at the control level for any usergroup by simply making a submit button, or any control for instance that has security settings to show it if they belong to a certain usergroup - very easily
      There's a bunch of ways, it could be a show/hide setting, or the controls could be in a container that has security settings.

      IN a grid the detail view's properties allow you to control update/delete/insert by groups, and you can also do the show hide stuff in there as well.

      I am sure there's a bunch of ways I didn't even mention, like in a list control but again if you look around the properties of what ever type of component your using you should be able to find something that works for you.

      Good luck hope that helps!
      Thanks it gives me hope it can be done but I must be little dense cause I'm a little lost on how to do most of that.
      I have some digging and learning to do I guess.

      One question, how do I make a submit button at the control level?

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      • #4
        Re: Using security and want only one user to mark

        And sorry what is UX?

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        • #5
          Re: Using security and want only one user to mark

          I believe Charles wandered over from the Mobile/Browser forums and offered advice more suitable in those areas.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: Using security and want only one user to mark

            Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
            I believe Charles wandered over from the Mobile/Browser forums and offered advice more suitable in those areas.
            Yeah I got enough problems without looking at the Mobile part.

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            • #7
              Re: Using security and want only one user to mark

              The easiest way I can think of is to have a form with all fields disabled and a button to mark/unmark records. The onfetch event code would set the button caption appropriately. The form would have appropriate restrictions set in properties for enter, delete, etc.

              Code:
              'button object name is toggle_mark
              tbl = table.current()
              if tbl.is_marked()
              	toggle_mark.text = "Un-Mark"
              else
              	toggle_mark.text = "Mark"
              end if
              The button code is

              Code:
              parentform.Commit()
              tbl = table.current()
              if tbl.is_marked()
              	tbl.change_begin()
              	tbl.unmark()
              	tbl.change_end()
              	this.text = "Mark"
              else
              	tbl.change_begin()
              	tbl.mark()
              	tbl.change_end()
              	this.text = "Un-Mark"
              end if
              parentform.repaint()
              You would open this form for the security group you want to control and a copy of the form without the disabled fields for full privilege users. It is possible to iterate through the form objects and enable or disable objects based on the security level but it is more complicated.
              There can be only one.

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              • #8
                Re: Using security and want only one user to mark

                Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
                The easiest way I can think of is to have a form with all fields disabled and a button to mark/unmark records. The onfetch event code would set the button caption appropriately. The form would have appropriate restrictions set in properties for enter, delete, etc.

                Code:
                'button object name is toggle_mark
                tbl = table.current()
                if tbl.is_marked()
                	toggle_mark.text = "Un-Mark"
                else
                	toggle_mark.text = "Mark"
                end if
                The button code is

                Code:
                parentform.Commit()
                tbl = table.current()
                if tbl.is_marked()
                	tbl.change_begin()
                	tbl.unmark()
                	tbl.change_end()
                	this.text = "Mark"
                else
                	tbl.change_begin()
                	tbl.mark()
                	tbl.change_end()
                	this.text = "Un-Mark"
                end if
                parentform.repaint()
                You would open this form for the security group you want to control and a copy of the form without the disabled fields for full privilege users. It is possible to iterate through the form objects and enable or disable objects based on the security level but it is more complicated.
                Thank you kindly I will give it a try.

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                • #9
                  Re: Using security and want only one user to mark

                  I did wander in - my fault and apologies!
                  NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Using security and want only one user to mark

                    Originally posted by eldon41 View Post
                    Thank you kindly I will give it a try.
                    Ok I try it and the button worked as it should without security or as administrator.

                    But I noticed that if you set the security for example on all databases to just view and no changes on the database page, you can't just go to a specific form and just open it up or run it for this specific group to mark for example on this form. It says permission denied.
                    So if I take the security off of the database that this specific form is attached to for this group, and give access only to this group to run this form, would that mean I would have to block access to the current forms and browses and copy them all for this group to access only and disable all the fields.
                    I hope I not rambling on and are making some sense.

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