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Disable Inline Editing at Column Level

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Level 10

05-09-2019

I'd like the ability to simply set a flag light "inlinediting=no" when I want to turn-off inline editing on a specific column of information.


We had to work-around some limitations in Workfront that tied the value of one field to another field so closely that I want to make sure that dependency kicks-off any time someone changes data in the first field (such as doing mock cascading fields). Since this dependency doesn't carry over into to reports I want to force users back to the custom form to make changes. To do THAT I need to be able to disable inline editing for that field.


Doing it by leaping into text mode and doing some calculation on the value to stop it from being editable is very kludgy and non-intuitive.

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Level 5

06-09-2019

I can’t see much value in this.


What about adding a calculated field that replicates the value instead? Then it isn’t editable in line and you don’t need text mode. 😉


Cheers,

Imi

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Level 10

07-09-2019

Imre,


Well for one, that means creating another field, which isn't much better than hacking-away at text mode. I already have too many fields of this sort to work around problems. 😉


But if we really wanted to get fancy, WF could just offer a little checkbox that says "disable inline editing." They could even grey-out the selector to indicate the field will NOT be inline-editable because of all the usual reasons; this would be great for those new to the system.