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Symptoms


When attempting to edit fields (cells) on a list, it is not possible and an error messsage appears:

"Security prevents writing to this field"


Release


All releases

 


Cause


This can be caused by the field set to read-only either on the dictionary level or a dictionary override.

 

Resolution


 

Follow the steps below:
  1. Navigate to System Definition > Dictionary
  2. Find the record for the field and table affected
  3. Uncheck the Mandatory checkbox

    Note: If you can't find the field on the table affected, you may need to go to the parent table
  4. In the related list, you will see the Dictionary Overrides tab
  5. Find the child table and open the record
  6. Uncheck Override mandatory checkbox

Article Information

Last Updated:2018-11-06 16:45:06
Published:2018-10-25