Locked cells



Can we locked a cell, so we can allow only specific people to have the possibility to edit (such as approval workflow for instance) ?

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @Judith Zannoni

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Unfortunately, it's not possible now, but it's an excellent idea!

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

    There might be a workaround that could work for your use case.

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too, andree@workbold.com)

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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  • Judith Zannoni

    Hello @Andrée Starå ,

    Thanks for your quick reply ! I did submit an enhancement request.

    What I tried to achieve is the following : I have +2'500 BS accounts to be reconciled and approved at month-end. Between preparers & Approvers, we have approx. 100 users involved in the process. I have only 1 sheet for that which regroup the following info : ending balance amount, preparer name & approver name by GL, company name, etc..

    I have set-up workflow approvers (once account is stated as reconciled, then request is sent for approval), but it is not 100% bullet proof as approvers can approver accounts for which they are not responsible for, as this is a share file. I cannot locked the column either and make them approved only by notification, as sometime, approvers can get more than 100 Gl to approve (so they do copy-paste "approved" status in the relevant column).

    Any help or idea to minimize the risk of having someone else approved in the wrong row will be appreciated !