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Posted on 2008-06-11
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Have a DB which is used by the help desk at our company. For most users they are only reading the docs. On the docs that they need to read I have placed a Readers field with the role they are in, I made their access level in the ACL Author because they do need to place entries in the DB which are then reviewed and placed as a reference doc if valid.

Problem is I tested with a user yesterday and the visibility based on the reader field with his role worked perfect, only issue I have is When he went to create a new doc, he entered the test record, hit esc and tried to save. He get the You are not authorized to perform that operation, shouldn't the Author level in the ACL allow them to save an entry. I don't want to do an Author field as I do not want the user to be able to edit once the doc is approved. I have a Reader field which is used temporarily while the doc is in a pending status that does allow them access, but I take that away and they only have Reader access once the doc is approved.

What is a good option here.
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by:olaraak
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Check out, if there is some code that saves document during first editing. Then, unless listed in Authors field, the users have no right to save the document again.
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I get you, see if there is a save that happens right off the bat which is basically the Author users one save opportunity. I will look at this as the issue.
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I have the code below in the QuerySave event, I use this to change visibility rights dynamically for the forms. Wouldn't this happen as the user tries to save for the first time?
Sub Querysave(Source As Notesuidocument, Continue As Variant)

	Dim s As New NotesSession

	Dim db As NotesDatabase

        ' Get document object from Source

	Dim doc As NotesDocument

	Set doc = Source.Document

	

	Set db = s.CurrentDatabase

	

        ' get first item of status field, to avoid type mismatch error

	If doc.status(0) = "Pending" Then 

                ' if there is field "author" with author name

		doc.pending_reader = doc.author(0) 

		doc.admin_reader = "[ADMIN]"

		doc.pending_admin = "[PENDING_ADMIN]"

		doc.core = ""

	Else

		doc.pending_reader  = ""

		doc.admin_reader = ""

		doc.pending_admin = ""

		doc.core = "[CORE]"

		doc.username = ""

	End If

        ' Save document

	Call doc.Save(True,False)

	

End Sub

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olaraak earned 500 total points
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QuerySave event fires before currend document is saved.
So, if you specify Call doc.Save inside QuerySave event, then you get second saving

Try to replace "Call doc.Save(...)"  with "continue = True" and see what's happening.
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by:olaraak
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Sorry about typo in current ... :-)

...and Continue=True is not necessary, usually only Continue=False is trapped as stop sign before saving document.
But setting it true won't hurt either.
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by:jforget1
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Actually it ended up being that I forgot when I changed to the user to Author, the Create Documents does not go on by default. That was the reason for the error. I should have picked this one up. Thanks for the help.
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With Create Documents privilege switched off, users should'nt be able to create a new document at all.
I even thought about it, but the error description pointed more on double saving.

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