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Action Bar (actions) global hide-when formula 
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: Ian Armstrong145 15 Apr 2008
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I find myself quite often, in a view's action bar, having to hide action buttons based on either an ACL role or a value in a profile document. If I have 10 actions, and each one is hidden dependent on a profile document setting, then that is 10 lookups to a profile document (1 for each action).
 
Idea: could it be possible to have a global declarations/initialise event on the view action bar element that sets a global variable (or multiple variables) that can then be referenced by each and every action button? That way, one call to the profile document and one variable set; but each action button can reference that variable. Much quicker to load the view that way.
 
Hope this makes sense to all those of us who want performance-enhanced apps.
 
Ian
 



1) Rob Goudvis6585 (16 Apr 2008)
In case you ony have a limited number of variants (e.g. only 2 roles are relevant, but apply to all of your actions) you might consider having 2 views, each with its own set of allowed actions. Of course you could loose performance when these views need regular updating and indexing.
2) Peter Presnell26659 (17 Apr 2008)
I would suggest a more generic solution needs to be made available. Allow me to select multiple design eleeemnts and set/change certain attributes for all the selected design lemenets. e.g. select multiple action buttons and set the Hid-Wehn formula. Select multiple fields and set the field type to be Dialog List....
3) chris boote909 (21 Nov 2008)
I would prefer the ability (like we have in forms) to have a subform for buttons that can be applied to any view, so you could have an Admin subform, a User subform a Superuser subform and so on










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