WorkApps - Admin Permissions on Assets

Neil Watson
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edited 08/11/23 in Add Ons and Integrations


We are using WorkApps more and more to create a "one-stop shop" where users can go to access forms, sheets, reports, dashboards & dynamic views.

Some users have admin access to sheets, and we lock certain columns to ensure that editors can only amend specific information.

However, when sheet admins use WorkApps then they cannot edit the locked records, since the WorkApp page permission overrides the sheet permission. This means that either Admin's need to access the sheet directly, or we need to unlock records.

Am I missing something?

Best Answers

  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Sounds about right. Are you looking for some kind of guidance on a specific issue?

  • jeremypyles
    jeremypyles ✭✭✭✭
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    Unfortunately WorkApps are meant for data users and not much if any administration, design or creation by sheet owners can be done directly in the WorkApp.

    Because of this, a lot of our users (who do have access to higher level stuff) abandon the WorkApp and prefer to work directly in the sheets so they can do high-level changes.

    Then they forget about the WorkApps during meetings and I say, "open the WorkApp and let's keep using the WorkApp ok?"

    They do that, hit a wall and then say "see, this is why we abandoned the WorkAppin the first place...we can't do half the stuff we need to in the WorkApp..."