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Hide Key Parameters, so not Edited, but still Passed via Connector

Status: Under Review
by Collaborator petestrycharske on ‎09-18-2015 08:38 AM



I would like the ability to label a parameter as key, but hide it from the view of the users.  That way it could be passed along via Connectors, but not accidentally edited by users.  For example, there may be some parameters that I set in the starter asset that gets passed along to each of the following assets.  These could either be explicit choices or values that are driven by a formula.  Regardless, I want that value to be passed along and consistent.


Unfortunately for a connector class file to be applied, it requires that passable parameters are set as Key, which will then display them in the Factory Properties dialog box in the layout.  This is what I would like to be avoided for some of the asset parameters, because the users may end up changing them...


Hopefully, this is clear, but if anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!

Status: Under Review
By: Contributor avhsalesengineer
| Posted ‎09-20-2015 11:44 PM

Here another one being curious for the solution... for some assets it is just irrelevant to show or edit the 'shared key parameter'.

By: Collaborator petestrycharske
| Posted ‎10-07-2015 12:20 PM

avhsalesengineer, I agree it would be a nice feature.  If you get a moment could you click the up arrow to give a kudos.  I think that will give the idea more visibility.  Thanks for commenting and have a most blessed day!




By: Participant SveinnIngi
| Posted ‎10-21-2015 12:58 AM

I've been thinking about exactly the same thing. That would be very useful feature for us in my company.


All the best,


By: Participant m.slosson
| Posted ‎08-17-2016 08:15 AM

Wish I could give more than one vote to this.

By: Employee
| Posted ‎08-17-2016 08:46 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
By: Employee
| Posted ‎08-17-2016 08:46 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
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