Can you call Modify Record with code either lock and reload the record(s), or 
disable entry for all objects?

Keith - CDI

> On Feb 6, 2019, at 3:31 PM, Jim Crate via 4D_Tech <> 
> wrote:
> From a listbox view, I’d like to open the input form for a record but not 
> allow the user to change any info. I tried using DISPLAY RECORD instead of 
> MODIFY RECORD, but it just displays the form and immediately closes. If I set 
> the table to read only before loading the record, MODIFY RECORD just shows an 
> alert complaining that the record is locked, and doesn’t show the input form. 
> So I set the form fields to be not enterable, but while text can be selected, 
> it can’t be copied. 
> I thought about using DIALOG, but that would require specifying the input 
> form name in a variable higher up the call chain, because while we can use 
> FORM SET INPUT to set the input form for a table, there is no accompanying 
> "Form Get Input” command that I can find. I know this could probably be 
> plugged into form storage instead of a process variable in V17, but I’m not 
> on v17 yet and logically that’s not much different than using a process 
> variable, we’re still introducing a separate place to store some data that we 
> should be able to get the same way we specify it.
> Is there a convenient way to mimic the ease of DISPLAY SELECTION / MODIFY 
> SELECTION to allow read/only or read/write access when using a listbox? Is 
> DIALOG the only option?
> Also, is there a way to make a field non-enterable but allow text to be 
> copied?
> Jim Crate
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