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How to set a table (fields) to not-editable?

On the Form there is a radio button (among others) that can be set to YES or NO.
Below this button is a table (Subform) which should be editable when the user select YES.
But the table should be not-editable when the user select NO.

When I knew in advance what the user select it would be easy because I could create another Subform.
But in this case the Form is opened with an editable table and if the selection NO, the table should turn to a not-editable table.
Does anybody know how to do it?
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Do you mean you have many fields in a table in your form, each table cell has a field? Set the property of the YES/NO-field to Refresh fields on keyword change, and use the value of the YES/NO field in the hide-whens of the whole table.
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didier20Author Commented:
Yes, the table has lots of fields.

I set the radio button field properties to "Refresh fields on keyword change"
The fields in the table (in the cells) has the following hide when formula: matrel="N"
matrel is the radio button field name.
But it doesn't work, the field in the cell isn't hided even if I save the form.

I guess there is something wrong with the "hide formula"
I've already tried this:
Field matrel := rb;
rb="N"


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didier20Author Commented:
By the way: How can I give the radio button a default value?
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
What are the options you have for the radio button? If you have
    Y
    N
or
    Yes | Y
    No | N
or anything like that, then set the default value of the radio button as "N" (and NOT a plain N, which would mean the field with the name "N"!).

Fields do NOT have a hide-when formula... Paragraphs do, and a table cell is one or more paragraphs, depending on the number of newlines you entered in the cell. The hide-when formula could just be
    matrel="N"
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didier20Author Commented:
But on the radio button there is no option like: Set the default value.
I want to set the default with "N" but where?

The hide formula doesn't work till now but I will try later again.
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Pardon? It is not an option, if that's what you're looking for. In the Designer, you don't have a place to set the Default Value? Must be there... where all default formulas are to be entered for fields.
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didier20Author Commented:
Sorry, I thought it is on the Field's property window.
I set following when it didn't work:
Not Related |"N"

But now it's ok, even the hiding.
I only wanted to hide the fields and leave the table (frame/cells) there.
Is it possible?
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Good.

Leave the cells visible? If your hide-when formulas hide all cells of a row, the row will be hidden. I have the following ideas about this:
1) add in every cell a newline, so create a second paragraph in each cell; make the hide-when formula for this empty line the logical inverse of the cell's hide-when formula (which same as paragraph's hide-when).
2) do the same, but only for 1 cell per row
3) add a column that's always visible, i.e. without a hide-when formula, e.g. with a space or a line number in it

If option 3 isn't suitable, then try 2.
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didier20Author Commented:
Thanks,
It works.
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