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As developers, we all have hidden fields for computations, concatenations, etc. that we need to see during development and later for real-time debugging. I have tried many variations and have found one that works well for me.


Create a Role in the ACL called ViewHidden. In the Properties Box, check the box for "Hide paragraph if formula is true" and add the formula, @IsNotMember( "[ViewHidden]"; @UserRoles )

You can then easily add or remove yourself or others from the role when the fields need to be accessible.

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This has worked nicely as a Hide Paragraph formula for my projects:

!@IsMember("Administrators";@UserNamesList)
-- Brian B.


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This was last published in May 2003

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