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Task completion updates

05/22/15 Edited 12/09/19

Hi, I have created a production schedule sheet which is viewed by the guys in the workshop. I'm trying to find the best way for them to give me updates on task completion. I dont want to give them editor access to the sheet because this them the ability to change the row details (resource). I have a %complete coulmn which ideally I would like for them to only update this coiumn.


I have thought about copying the whole sheet and linking cells back and forth but this would be very difficult to manage. Or to use a web form to update the column but I dont think this is possible.


Any thoughts?

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  • Richard Rymill SBPRichard Rymill SBP ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 05/22/15


    Simple solution, give your workshop people Editor rights only, then Lock all the columns except the one(s) you want them to edit. Hope that helps? Richardr

  • Thanks Richard, I have just been trying that however editors can delete rows :(
    If I lock the rows they then cant edit the cells either.

    Its almost as if I need to lock the whole sheet apart from one column.

  • Richard Rymill SBPRichard Rymill SBP ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would do exactly that Kevin and also issue a protocol for collaborators to understand what is.... and ISNT expected of them when working with you. Most people appreciate that clarity especially when there are so many benefits to a range of collaborators with your work... ie dont let the team down!  Good Luck. Richardr

  • Its not really how I want to do it as it puts my sheet at risk of people deleting rows etc. 
    Perhaps Im using it a little different from the way it is intended. I personally like the idea of individual cells being editable/lockable. Or even using a web form to update existing rows.

    It think if i was clever I could embed some code into our website to modify cells... But it should be simpler.


    Thanks for you advice.



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