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Lahiru SubasingheLahiru Subasinghe 

Dev 401 Question help on Reports and Dashboards

All,

While Im preparing for the dev 401exam, i got following question. Please help me to explain the answer.

A manager wants to share specific fields of data with his subordinates that only he has access to. What is the best way to share specific fields of data? Please select two choices.
a. Select the view dashboard as with his own name
b. Folder permission on a report

c. Run report as scheduled reports and e-mail distribution
d. Folder permission on a dashboard

Appreciate your help.
LB
Best Answer chosen by Lahiru Subasinghe
Jon TreskoJon Tresko
Seems like A and C.

Since his subordinates do not have field-level access to these fields, the report/dashboard would need to be run as the manager, then viewable on a dashboard, or e-mailed report.

The folder permissions are meant to give users read and/or write access to a report folder and its contents, so giving users access would simply allow them to edit the reports within the folder, or add/remove.

In order to see specific fields on a report, they would still need field-level permission. If Field-level permission is not granted, then the report or dashboard has to be run as a user who does have field access, then shared with subordinates.

I hope I explained that clear enough?

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Jon TreskoJon Tresko
Seems like A and C.

Since his subordinates do not have field-level access to these fields, the report/dashboard would need to be run as the manager, then viewable on a dashboard, or e-mailed report.

The folder permissions are meant to give users read and/or write access to a report folder and its contents, so giving users access would simply allow them to edit the reports within the folder, or add/remove.

In order to see specific fields on a report, they would still need field-level permission. If Field-level permission is not granted, then the report or dashboard has to be run as a user who does have field access, then shared with subordinates.

I hope I explained that clear enough?
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Lahiru SubasingheLahiru Subasinghe
Thanks Jon,
That's what I was thinking as well. This question was taken from the book 'Force.com developer certification handbook' by Siddhesh Kabe. It says the answer as A and B.
Jon TreskoJon Tresko
Hm... The wording is a little funky. Folder permission will not allow a user to see certain fields on a report... I really think A and C are correct, so maybe he made a mistake?