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wooti
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I've got a Grid element in my Interface that shows a series of jobs.

Of the 8 fields showing, I only want people to be able to change one (Status). 

In the Data tab, I can choose Field Permissions for the Status field, but in the Interface I can only make the whole Grid element 'Editable' or 'View Only'.

Am I missing something here? How can I lock the Grid element and only make the Job Status field editable? 

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EmilienB
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hello @wooti  !

First check that you have the Pro plan.
Field permission is only available for paid plans.

Then try :

  1. Set all fields to non editable for the desired role
  2. Set the Status to editable
  3. Turn the Grid element to 'Editable'.
  4. Now test with an account with the desired role.

Let me know 🙂

wooti
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi there, thanks for your reply!


First check that you have the Pro plan.


I'm on a Pro plan.

  1. Set all fields to non editable for the desired role
  2. Set the Status to editable

I only have the option to do this in the Data tab, not within my Interface. As such, I did this in the Data tab.

3. Turn the Grid element to 'Editable'.

4. Now test with an account with the desired role.

 No change.

The real issue is that setting the whole Grid element to 'Editable' means a user can create new records (which I really don't want at all). 
If I could turn just the Status field to Editable, that would mean users couldn't create new records. 

liridon
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hey @wooti

You can allow users to expand those records while keeping the grid "view only". Then you can customize that expanded view, and make only the status field editable.

Hope this helps.

wooti
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi @liridon 

Unfortunately, my users often need to update the Status field of multiple records at once (sometimes 4+). They've grown accustomed to copy+pasting or changing the first field and click-dragging down.
As such, I don't think it will go down too well if they need to click into each individual record and update each Status one by one.