Write Protection of a field.



Is it possible to open an already existing item and write protect it the second or more time that it is opened?


You cannot write protect an item if anyone who is part of a group has read and write privileges to that type.  Therefore at any time a user is part of a certain group that has the necessary privileges - he/she will be able to modify the type.  However, if there are changes made that are incorrect or need to be reviewed, the history log will allow you to see any information that once propagated a field, which would allow a user to revert back to the previous information that was in the field.   You can minimize who can modify the information in the database by restricting privileges of certain groups to read only.  You cannot restrict access directly by an individual (unless you made an individual a "group").

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