In the application object, I have few attributes : lifecycle (data type: lookup string), decommission ( data type: boolean ) when I list these fields in the application list I am able to change the value of the decommission field by clicking on the field in the list. I wonder why I can't change the values for the lifecycle field? (even though the read only setting is not checked) What is the rule for that? is it dependent on the data type?
Just wondering again...
Those fields sound like custom fields as I do not see them in the Sandbox.
There is an Allow editing box in the List View field properties.
Do you have that checked or unchecked?
Correct these attributes are custom fields. Both of them 'Allow Editing' is not checked. One you can change it (decommission) but the other (lifecycle) you can't. It's weird, I thought someone might have an answer.
There might be something about the (custom) lookup you presumably have attached to the (custom) attribute that does not work in a list-view - for example if it is a parameterised lookup perhaps?
nothing special about the lookup. Regular static lookup no parameters.
1. Flush cache.
2. If still not working, restore default in your portlet (just for your user), ensure it' still marked as "allow editing".
3. Ensure field is not locked by a process or scheduler.
Does it solve issue?