01-11-2009 08:29 AM
I am trying to make a read only field that is tied to a company field.
Example: In company I have a yes/no field for say "credit"
In the contact field, I want to be able to see that field but not have users changing it there. I want it changed in the comany list only.
Right now I have the 2 field in contact and company. I have them tied together with the company field as the control field. That works fine.
But if I try to change the field to red only in contact, it no longer updates when the company function asks to update linked filed.
01-15-2009 01:39 PM
02-16-2009 04:31 AM
Curiouser and curiouser.
Let's say we have a field on Contact called Age Next Birthday.
A plugin calculates this value in the actApp.CurrentContactChanged handler
and updates that field on the Contact record.
It would be nice to stopped users changing the value displayed on the layout.
But if it is set to readonly the plugin's update fails.
I take it this is the behaviour "by design".
If a user cannot update a readonly field and plugin cannot either, who can?
02-16-2009 02:23 PM
06-17-2010 10:14 AM
06-17-2010 10:34 AM
06-18-2010 07:49 AM
Thanks for the response. So how do I get to the XML files in the first place? We're not actually using an add-on, just the linked fields between the Company and Contact. The problem is that if someone makes a change at the Contact level, that change isn't pushed back to the Company. So if someone later changes the same field at the Company level, the changed information at the Contact level will be lost. What do you mean by:
The biggest problem is that with the contact list view editable, simply changing the layout would not block editing the field.
06-18-2010 08:11 AM
11-19-2012 06:10 PM
I believe the problem is not solve as I have the same problem in Act!2013 Premium
We have linked fields that are both in Company and Contacts.
We would like to be able to update these fields only from the Company Tabs.
Basically, we want the Linked Contact Fields to update the data from its master field in the company tab, but we do not want the user to be able to update it from the contact tab.
We want "the program" to update the data when we press on the "Update Linked Fields" and not the "user" itself.
This is an issue that is very frustrating when a user keeps using these fields the wrong way and we keep erasing the data he enters by updating from the company field after him.
Could there please be an update for this ?