Accessing locked and read-only fields
This document explains how to access to read-only fields to remove field locks, override calculations, or enter a zero for net and gross percentage totals.
Document 6507 | Last updated: 02/28/2017 MJY
This situation is usually seen in the View and Condition fields in the Sales Comparison section of the UAD-compliant 1004 form. Instead of typing in these fields, they accept transfers from page 1, so they are read only. But if they were locked inadvertently — perhaps carried forward during merging or cloning — those transfers may not take place so they will be blank or have incorrect data when you get to page 2.
Since these fields are read only, and you're not supposed to cursor into them, you can't easily unlock them. The way you can unlock them is to include them in a group of fields you select and then toggle the lock. Here's how:
You should now see data transfer into the previously locked fields.
Traditionally fields are either automatically filled out by the program or is accessible to you to edit. However, there are some fields — such as the net and gross adjustment fields or the comp numbering — that are not editable due to the read‑only attribute. Here's how you can remove the read only attribute from a field so you can enter data as you desired.