You can protect all requests in a workbook against adding and editing requests by locking the workbook. This enables offline editing of workbooks by pausing all report requests for more efficient editing.
As an analyst, locking a workbook lets you protect your workbook requests against tampering by other users within your organization. At the same time, those users can still refresh the requests in the workbook.
To protect a workbook against editing, click Locked on the Report Builder toolbar ( ).
To unprotect a workbook, click Unlocked ( ).
You can unlock a locked workbook if you have one of the following permissions:
You cannot add a request to a protected workbook unless you have the permissions to unlock the workbook.
When a workbook is locked against request editing,
If you try to edit a protected workbook through the context menu, or Request Manager, or Edit Multiple Requests, you may or may not be allowed to do so:
If you do not have permissions to unlock a request, you will see a message indicating you do not have the rights to unlock and edit the workbook.
Let’s assume workbook A has one request which is in a locked state and was created by User A.
Example 1: Admin user (or User A)
Example 2: Non-Admin user (User B)