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Make fields as Read Only

Hello,

1) I have a case where some fields in my repository are non-changeable, meaning they cannot be updated after the initial approval process.

We have Validations over here to make them non-changeable. But our requirement is to make them non-editable that is I want that fields to be grayed out so that user can't edit them. I can't make this field as calculated as we are running assignments on these fields and assigning them to the workflow.

Can you please suggest if there is any expression to make a field non-editable (grayed out).

2) Similalry, another requirement is that there are some fields like Vendor Number which is a unique number comes from ECC after the record is created.

So, I need to make such fields non-editable (grayed out) as well so that user is unable to write anything in this field but without using Calculated field.

3) Does SP08 has this functionality?

Please help as I am unable to find a solution for this problem.

Regards,

Rohini Joshi.

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    May 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Hi Roshini,

    When you are creating a field in MDM Console, you have an option in the "Field Detail" pane called as Writable Once, you can set this field property to "Yes"

    This will make the field Read Only after the first save.

    Yes SP08 also has this functionality.

    But if your requirement is to make the field editable until it is approved and then make the field non editable after the approval, then this property cannot be used

    Please refer the Console reference guide Pg. 129.

    Just to add, you can use this property for the Vendor Number field, since it is a unique field and you are getting the value from ECC

    Rgds,

    Prasad

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Roshini,

      Since you want a field to be un-editable after theĀ  initial approval, you can achieve the same with the help of Workflow and validations.

      I understand that you are already using validations to achieve the same result.

      Is their any particular reason that you want the field to be grayed out, why i mean to ask is, since you want the field to be non editable and you are achieving the same through validations where you are anyhow not able to edit the field.

      Regards,

      Prasad.

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    Former Member
    May 23, 2012 at 04:42 PM

    Hi Rosini,

    Are you using any MDM WD Components for your application UI like item details,search..etc ?

    if yes then you can made the required fields non editable in the MDM WD Configurator itself.

    Regards,

    Govindu

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