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Incorporating role permissions within a button...

  • 1.  Incorporating role permissions within a button...

    Posted 12 days ago
    Edited by Angel Rodriguez 11 days ago
    I'm trying to create a conditional statement to hide a button based on one of two statements being true and the user role not being equal to the admin role (ID 12). When I run this in separate browsers, one using a role other than 12 and in the other browser logged in as role 12, the button is hidden in both cases. 

    I'm using the Using formula - multi-select text fields documentation for the 'role' field since my variable is (var roles) a multi-select text field.

    User Role Field

    var text roles = ToText(UserRoles("ID"));
    
    If ( 
            // Is completed or voided
            ([Stage] = "Completed" 
            or 
            [Voided] = true)
            
        and
        
            // Role with ID 12 == "Administrator" 
            // Not Administrator
            (Left($roles,3) <> "12 " or
            not Contains($roles,"; 12 ;") or
            Right($roles,3) <> " 12" or 
            (not Contains($roles,"12") and Length($roles) = 2))
        ,
             // Show nothing
            null
        ,
            // Else, the button should display
            URLRoot() & "db/" & [_DBID_TASK_ITEM_DETAILS] & "?a=API_GenAddRecordForm&_fid_11=" & URLEncode ([Record ID#])& "&z=" & Rurl()
    )​


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    AR
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    I was able to solve this by flipping the logic between the "and" statement. I also realized that I only wanted to display completed or voided records if I was logged in as the admin. What I have below works.


    var text roles = ToText(UserRoles("ID"));
    
    If ( 
            // Is completed or voided
            ([Stage] = "Completed" 
        or 
            [Voided] = true)
    
        and
        
            // Role with ID 12 == "Administrator" 
            
            
            (Left($roles,3) = "12 " or
            Contains($roles,"; 12 ;") or
            Right($roles,3) = " 12" or 
            (Contains($roles,"12") and Length($roles) = 2)) 
        or 
            // Role with ID 22 == "Solutions Champion" 
            (Left($roles,3) = "22 " or
            Contains($roles,"; 22 ;") or
            Right($roles,3) = " 22" or 
            (Contains($roles,"22") and Length($roles) = 2)) 
    
        ,
            // If true, the button should display
            URLRoot() & "db/" & [_DBID_TASK_ITEM_DETAILS] & "?a=API_GenAddRecordForm&_fid_11=" & URLEncode ([Record ID#])& "&z=" & Rurl()
        ,
            // Is not completed or not voided
            // Show button regardless of role
            ([Stage] <> "Completed" and [Voided] <> true)
            ,
            // If true, the button should display
            URLRoot() & "db/" & [_DBID_TASK_ITEM_DETAILS] & "?a=API_GenAddRecordForm&_fid_11=" & URLEncode ([Record ID#])& "&z=" & Rurl()
    )​