Run a workflow with a low security role profile RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I created a workflow that is sending an email to the administrator when a certain action has to be done. To make sure this workflow has actually been running, I ended it with a step that update a two option field as 'Email sent'. 

    I would like to lock this field for users because I only want them to read it but not change its data. So I enabled security role. 

    The problem is that since I made that, the workflow cannot be run because users don't have the security role to change this field. 

    I found out while browsing thrgough the internet that I had to check 'Execute as the owner of the workflow', but this didn't help. 

    So does anyone has a response to my problem or another way to manage it? A solution that does not involve any code because I'm not working in IT at all, we're a small company and so I'm a salesman. 

    Thanks for your help.


    Friday, March 13, 2015 9:36 AM

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  • Hi,

         Create these 2 fields as non-searchable fields so users cannot search them.  If the user does not need to change these fields, make the fields read-only on the form. There is no need to use security role profile and play with security roles for this.

    Hope this helps.
    Minal Dahiya
    blog : http://minaldahiya.blogspot.com.au/

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    • Proposed as answer by Minal Dahiya Friday, March 13, 2015 10:37 AM
    Friday, March 13, 2015 10:37 AM
  • Hey,

    Just make that field read-only. That's it your work is done.

    Jugal Kishore Dandamudi.

    Friday, March 13, 2015 1:28 PM