Choice Component only for Editors

Hi everyone,

Is it possible to use the choice component for editors only, then display the information for all? I would like the owner to be able to edit the choice component after selecting a choice, but I do not want other users to be able to change the choice. Does this make sense? :smiley:

Hola @Sage_Edutitrof

You can use the visibility conditions to do this.

I am assuming that you have a column in the user’s profile table in which you have Roles = Editor, Owner, User, Etc.

  • in your choice component, go to options > visibility conditions: Show componen when Roles is Editor/Owner.

I hope this helps.


I do have roles, but will this still allow everyone to see it? I thought with visibility conditions, it will limit who sees what. Hmmm…Let me play around with it. So, I don’t want to limit what is seen from the choices, I just don’t want them to be able to make choices from the drop down menu. I would like those able to Edit, to see all the choices. Thanks

Visibility would determine if the entire choice component is visible or not. What I think you are thinking of is a filter, which would control which options are visible inside of a choice component.

As @Jeff_Hager said the visibility will hide or show the component and the filter will show what is displayed in the choice component.

However you said you don’t want to hide it or people to be able to Select any choice.

That is confusing.

Can you elaborate more?

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I agree with @SantiagoPerez in that your use case seems a little odd. Normally when you are using a choice component as a filter, you would have it writing to a User Specific column, so that each user sees their own filtered view, independent of all other users.

But it sounds like you want to have everyone see the same filtered view, which is set by a privileged few. Again, that seems a little odd - but it can be done. Is that really what you want/need?

Thank you all for responding. @Jeff_Hager and @SantiagoPerez, I have not tested it, but I do think you’re right. I need to set a filter to control which options are visible. Fortunately/Unfortunately, the real job is taking precedence, so I will look into this. Thank you.

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Sorry to confuse everyone. I realized what I was doing. I did not need to filter anything or change visibility. I simply needed to use a different component along with the choice component. :face_with_raised_eyebrow: :upside_down_face: