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Transparent Fields / Read-only fields

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Posts: 10
Country: Switzerland

Transparent Fields / Read-only fields

Hi there

 

We installed Act Premium for Web 2011 and are mostly happy with it. I have two issues which I hope you can give me guidance on:

 

1. In earlier versions of ACT it was possible to create transparent fields in order to protect some fields from being changed. This no longer seems to work. Is there a know workaround?

2. As this does not work I tried to make these fields in the contact view read-only (they should be updated in company view only) but what happens when updating the linked-fields is that no update is taking place in the contact view.

 

I hope you can help me on this issue(s).

 

Best regards,

 

Martin

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Posts: 6,662
Country: USA

Re: Transparent Fields / Read-only fields

The trick with the transparent field in ACT! 6 and before was worthless. It could be defeated in so many ways, swtching layout, editing the field in the list view, modify the filed with edit replace, etc. The field level sexurity in ACT! premium is much better though I would have to experiment to see what would happen on fields that are linked between tables. I suspect they need to be the same security level in both tables.

Roy Laudenslager
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New Member
Posts: 10
Country: Switzerland

Re: Transparent Fields / Read-only fields

Roy

 

Thank you for your answer. If you could test it I would be more than happy. I can't give the same security level on the field as one of the fields has to be editable.

 

Regards,

 

Martin