provide your customers with the ability to modify other parts of the design.
Here's a step by step description on how to get around the usual completely
hidden vs. completely visible dilemma:
A is the development source database.
B is a copy of A. It becomes a database template ("DB") with visible design.
C is a copy of A. It becomes a database template ("DB SLI") with hidden
D is a copy of A. It becomes a database template ("DB Prod") with mixed
1. Create the three copies of A.
2. Name B to be a template "DB".
3. Name C to be a template "DB SLI".
4. Perform a Design Replace from B onto C. Select 'Hide formulas and
Lotusscript', but deselect 'Inherit future design changes' (to preserve the
5. Set D to inherit from B ("DB") on the database level, and to inherit from C
("DB SLI") on each script library (or whichever design elements you want to
6. Perform a Design Refresh of D.
7. Set D to become a template itself ("DB Prod").
You now have a template D ("DB Prod") with some design elements fully visible
and modifiable, but with other elements visible in the design list, but
completely hidden and protected with regard to contents.
Regards; Soeren Bendtsen