There are multiple ways to display a switch widget as read-only or disabled. We will examine the main iterations below:
1.) Read-Only Set to Always
- Transforms from the default switch widget to text that reads “On” or “Off”
- Not the most user-friendly
- Not the most intuitive because the default values are “Y” and “N”
- This will throw an error on page submit unless you change the page item settings for the switch widget
2.) Dynamic Action – Disabled
- The switch widget displays as normal, but it is grayed out
- Disabled items cannot hold a value in session state
- This will throw an error on page submit
- The widget looks disabled, but still holds a value in session state
- There are no errors on page submit
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