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2747381 - What Permissions Control the Display of Comments in the Analyze Feature? - Calibration Session


What permissions control the comments from the Performance Form in the Analyze feature of the Calibration session?


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  • The Analyze feature displays both Item Comments and Section Comments for competencies.
  • Visibility of these fields is dependent on the "Read" permission granted in the Performance Form template.
  • If the Calibration Participant has no relationship to the session subject, they will still see the comments if the field permissions are open in the template.

For example, if the field permission is open as follows, then Participants will see the comments even if they have no relationship to the subject:

<field-permission type="read">
<field refid="item-comments"></field>
 <route-step stepid="*"/>

If the field permission is restricted by specific roles, then Participants with no relationship to the subject will not see the comments:

<field-permission type="read">
<field refid="item-comments"></field>
 <route-step stepid="*"/>


  • Calibration does not support owner-role definition for section comments.
  • If the section comment field-permission has an owner-role defined, it will not work as it does in the Performance form.
  • Therefore, this should be taken into consideration when setting field-permissions for the form template during the Calibration step.


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