Importing Pass Down Security Groups


By default every record held within a sub tab of a record inherits its Security Group from the top level setting, so for example, if you have set a Contract record to have a top level Security Group of 'Legal (rw)' then every record created in a sub tab will also inherit this value.  


This is stipulated in the records Security Details pop up.  Here the top level Security Group is displayed and the 'Pass Down' Security Group is what value the sub tab records inherit, by default the pass down Security Group is the same as the top level Security Group.


Fig 1 - Security Groups for a record


If you wish to alter the defaulted Pass Down Security Group from the default to another then you can just edit the field, choose the sub tab option from the drop down list and then edit the defaulted Security Group, you can remove the existing one or add to it if required.


Each Security Group has the option of rw/ro that you can allocate so you could have a Contract record with a Security Group of 'Legal (rw)' allocated, but you can adjust the Documents sub tab to have 'Legal (ro)' so they can only view the Document records, not add or remove them, by adding more Security Groups, you are opening up the record to other Users.


Fig 2 - Adjusting Sub Item Security Groups


When you are importing new Contracts or modifying existing contracts it is also possible to set these Pass Down defaults rather than manually changing record by record.  This means that you can preset all your records sub tab Security Groups before the records have been created, when they are created they will inherit the Pass Down Security Group you have specified.


When you create a Import csv file there is now an extra column at the end next to the Security Group column called 'Passed-down Security'


This column is used to specify if a certain tab should have a different Security Group than the main record, if left blank then all tabs will inherit the main record Security Group.


The specific tab must be named first and then the Security Group added within square brackets [ ] the (ro/rw) identifier must also be stipulated, i.e. Contract Document [Legal (ro)]


To assign Security Groups to multiple tabs per record you should enter the values in the column separated by a pipe | character.  


 i.e. Contract Document [Legal (ro)] | Contract Alert [Head Office (rw)


Fig 3 - Example Pass Down Security Group csv file


Once you have completed your csv file with your relevant Pass Down Security Group allocation, continue the Import process mapping the new field as normal - any errors will be displayed during the validation process.Fig 4 - Mapping the Passed-Down Security field during import