Dataform capabilities

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The list below shows the Dataform capabilities and their default Allow setting.

The View capabilities can be set in the Dataform context for all views in the activity or in a Dataformaccess View rule for a subset of the view. The Entry capabilities can be set in the Dataform context for entries in all the views or in a Dataformaccess Entry rule for a subset of entries in a subset of the views.

Activity capabilities

Guest Front page Student Teacher Teacher (editing) Manager
dataform:addinstance Add a new Dataform activity V V
dataform:indexview View the course's Dataform index V V V
dataform:messagingview View the messaging options of a Dataform activity V V
dataform:managetemplates Can do everything in the Dataform activity V V
dataform:manageviews Manage Dataform views V V
dataform:managefields Manage Dataform fields V V
dataform:managefilters Manage Dataform filters V V
dataform:manageaccess Manage Dataform access rules V V
dataform:managenotifications Manage Dataform notification rules V V
dataform:managecss Manage Dataform css V V
dataform:managejs Manage Dataform js V V
dataform:managejs Manage Dataform tools V V

View capabilities

Guest Front page Student Teacher Teacher (editing) Manager
dataform:viewaccess Access a non-hidden view V V V V V V
dataform:viewaccesshidden Access a hidden view V V V
dataform:viewaccessearly Access a view before activity availability V V V V
dataform:viewaccesslate Access a view after activity is due V V V V
dataform:viewfilteroverride Override view filter V V V

Entry capabilities

Guest Front page Student Teacher Teacher (editing) Manager
dataform:manageentries Manage entries

*Can view hidden or owner-only fields.
*Can update non-editable fields.
*Can add more than max entries.
*Not conditioned by required entries.
*Can view others' entries in separate participants mode.
*Can edit entry author (via the [[EAU:edit]] pattern).
*Can edit entry group (via the [[EGR:edit]] pattern).
V V

Entries before the activity is available

If the activity is not yet available and these permissions are not granted, the user will not be able to do the corresponding actions on any type of entry.
Guest Front page Student Teacher Teacher (editing) Manager
dataform:entryearlyview View entries early V V V V V
dataform:entryearlyadd Add entries early V V V
dataform:entryearlyupdate Update entries early V V V
dataform:entryearlydelete Delete entries early V V V

Entries after the activity is due

If the activity is past due and these permissions are not granted, the user will not be able to do the corresponding actions on any type of entry.
Guest Front page Student Teacher Teacher (editing) Manager
dataform:entrylateview View entries late V V V V V
dataform:entrylateadd Add entries late V V V
dataform:entrylateupdate Update entries late V V V
dataform:entrylatedelete Delete entries late V V V

Entries authored by the current user

Guest Front page Student Teacher Teacher (editing) Manager
dataform:entryownview View own entries V V V V V
dataform:entryownexport Export own entries V V V V V
dataform:entryownadd Add own entries V V V V V
dataform:entryownupdate Update own entries V V V V V
dataform:entryowndelete Delete own entries V V V V V

Entries authored by members of the current user's group

Guest Front page Student Teacher Teacher (editing) Manager
dataform:entrygroupview View group entries V V V V V
dataform:entrygroupexport Export group entries V V V V V
dataform:entrygroupadd Add group entries V V V V V
dataform:entrygroupupdate Update group entries V V V V V
dataform:entrygroupdelete Delete group entries V V V V V

Entries that are not own, group, or anonymous

Guest Front page Student Teacher Teacher (editing) Manager
dataform:entryanyview View any entries V V V V V V
dataform:entryanyexport Export any entries V V V V V V
dataform:entryanyadd Add any entries V V V
dataform:entryanyupdate Update any entries V V V
dataform:entryanydelete Delete any entries V V V

Entries authored anonymously

Guest Front page Student Teacher Teacher (editing) Manager
dataform:entryanonymousview View anonymous entries V V V V V V
dataform:entryanonymousexport Export anonymous entries V V V
dataform:entryanonymousadd Add anonymous entries V V V V V
dataform:entryanonymousupdate Update anonymous entries V V V
dataform:entryanonymousdelete Delete anonymous entries V V V

Preset capabilities

Guest Front page Student Teacher Teacher (editing) Manager
dataform:managepresets Manage presets V V
dataform:presetsviewall View all presets V V