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Make a data block read only [message #361831] Fri, 28 November 2008 03:36 Go to next message
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Can any one please tell me how to make a data block read only, ie in a data block i have around 20 columns and i have to make this data block read only. can any one please help me out with this.
Re: Make a data block read only [message #361858 is a reply to message #361831] Fri, 28 November 2008 05:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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SET_BLOCK_PROPERTY('block_name', update_allowed, property_false)
might be one way to do that.

Another one is to select all columns, open their (multiple selection) Property Palette, visit "Database" node and set Update and Insert Allowed properties to "No".

Or, you might call a form in query mode as
CALL_FORM('form_name', query_only)
It might do the job if there's only one block in a form.
Re: Make a data block read only [message #362150 is a reply to message #361831] Mon, 01 December 2008 03:42 Go to previous message
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Are you fetching data to the data block when opening your form? Is any new insertion allowed?
If no insertion is allowed, then you have to take this case into consideration also, else, your datablock is no more "a read-only datablock".

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