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Prevent new data being used when using Archive backend

Prevent new data being used when using Archive backend

Prevent new data being used when using Archive backend

This follows on from my previous post about allowing a user to switch between CurrentData and ArchivedData backends. The advice about this was excellent and is in place, but I now see a danger that a user could start entering new data when connected to the Archive, so the data wouldn't appear in normal use.

I looked at opening up the Archive backend as read-only but that seems to be a viewing option only, so not saved permanently. Putting warnings that the database is currently showing Archive data would be messy as there are so many different places where new data items could be entered, so lots of repetition of warnings. The forms that allow the data entry need to be accessible though because they give access to reports about previous data, eg past order invoices.

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