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Item5797: Can some cells be made read-only ?

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Extension EditRowPlugin Low No Action Required   n/a  

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This is a GREAT plugin. I plan to use it in place of EditTablePlugin. But there is ONE thing which prevents me from doing so. In the EditTablePlugin, with headerislabel set to on, I could prevent people from editing ANY cell by just making the cell contents bold (by enclosing the contents in *). But the EditRowPlugin considers only the first row as the label (when headerislabel is set to on). If a formula (like %CALC{"$SUM( $ABOVE() )"}%) or a variable (like %MYVARIABLE%) is used, the plugin displays the result in the edit window. When the table is saved, the formula is lost. This was the problem in EditTable plugin too. I had circumvented it by making the cell bold in EditTablePlugin, thus preventing it to be edited by others. Is there any solution to this in EditRowPlugin ?

With my limited knowledge, I can suggest two enhancements:

1. Make the plugin display the formulas (instead of results) in the edit window.

1. Provide a way to make a cell read-only

-- TWiki:Main/ChengappaCB - 20 Jul 2008

Did you try using %EDITCELL{label,1,}% ?

-- TWiki:Main.FranzJosefGigler - 20 Jul 2008

Thanks a lot FranzJosefGigler. Perfect solution. This will make the cell 'read-only'. Just a question though: Do I need to specify a number after 'label' ? I tried

and it worked. Is that ok ?

-- TWiki:Main.ChengappaCB - 26 Aug 2008

I'm not exactly sure about the meaning of the number for labels, but if it works it should be okay. smile

-- TWiki:Main.FranzJosefGigler - 26 Aug 2008

I have set the 'Current State' of this bug as 'No action required', as it was really not a bug and I have the solution to my problem now. smile

-- TWiki:Main.ChengappaCB - 27 Aug 2008

Summary Can some cells be made read-only ?
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.ChengappaCB
Codebase 4.1.2
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AppliesTo Extension
Component EditRowPlugin
Priority Low
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r5 - 2008-08-27 - ChengappaCB
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