Turn Omnis system read only?

Jock Philip (jock@visionchips.com) jock at visionchips.com
Fri Aug 29 11:15:01 EDT 2014

Hi Geir

I used to have a read only library but all insert/edit/delete calls went through a central method and I just disabled those.  Looks like that doesn't help you though.


Jock Philip       [jock at visionchips.com] Vision Chips, Inc.
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From: omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com] On Behalf Of Geir Fjærli
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2014 3:01 AM
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Subject: Turn Omnis system read only?

This is good old Omnis 7 (classic) on Windows, using native datafiles.

A client has a customer that want to stop paying maintenance on their app, to go to another system. They do however want the old system available for reference. But as they are no longer paying, they should be restricted from actively using the system.

So the question is: Is there anything that can be done (without changing code) to stop them from updating the data file? I guess anything you set can be unset if you have admin privileges.

Now I may be able to stop them in a centrally called procedure, luckily one is called for most edits and inserts. Then I need to stop some other activities too.

Anyone done something like this on a native Omnis app?

Geir :)_____________________________________________________________
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