Disable a checkbox cell?


#1

I am trying to make a list of options and want to disable a checkbox in only certain fields. I want to disable certain views but not others.


#2

Could you clarify what you mean by wanting to disable a checkbox? Do you want to “lock” cells in a checkbox field by making it so you cannot change the empty/checked box after it’s been locked? Or are you trying to make it so that some records don’t have a checkbox at all (empty or otherwise)? Who is doing the checking/unchecking in your use case?

Also, could you clarify what you mean by disabling a view? What are you trying to accomplish? Is wanting to disable views is related to your desire to disable checkboxes? Are you trying to make it so that a view’s settings cannot be changed? Are you trying to make it so that certain views cannot be accessed?


#3

I think @Kevin_Leong wants to have a multi-select field and a checkbox field, and the ability to “disable” the checkbox on a per-record basis depending on which options are chosen in the multi-select field.

This most likely means: If Options A, B, and C are selected, make the checkbox unchecked. If only some or none of those options are selected, make the checkbox checked. Or vice versa. (hint, hint, I would looooooove if this were a feature)

If I’ve interpreted the question correctly, the answer to your question is: kind of. You would not use a Checkbox field type, but a Formula field type with an IF() statement where the true value equals “[✓]” and the false value equals “” (blank)


#4

Yes that will work for some of them but how do I select certain checkboxes to be disabled so that that option is not even possible to click on it. I want to be able to select which options are available and make some of the cells disabled.


#5

Unfortunately, that’s not possible. Checkbox fields can’t be disabled.

Since Formula fields can’t be edited, and just calculate on their own without user input, they would be your best bet until such a feature is added