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YA
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Sharing the database

Hi All,

[this Q may well need well be for the OneDrive forums, not sure]

 

I have created two apps. The database for each app is an excel file in my OneDrive for Business.

 

The problem is that by sharing the excel files with some of the people in my organisation with the default Edit permissions (so that they can write on it when using the app) they are also granted the permission to delete the file/database. Indeed on the first day or publishing the app, one meber of staff deleted the files.

 

I searched online but I cannot seem to find a solution.

 

So the question is:

1. is there a way to share the databases/excel files in a way that people can view and write but not be able to delete the files?

2. if not, are there any alternative routes?

 

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Sharing the database

Hi @YA,

 

I'm afraid that this cannot be achieved. With edit permission, it means that you could view, edit and delete the file. And there is only 2 kinds of permission while sharing files on OneDrive for Business, one is edit and one is only view.

 

Also, this forum is for PowerApps issue communication, for OneDrive for Business issue, please post in below forum:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/OneDrive-for-Business/ct-p/OneDriveforBusiness

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Re: Sharing the database

Hi @YA

 

Unfortunately there is no solution for OneDrive, you will have to give full rights to anyone who will need to access that excel file.

 

Here is the idea to seperate files and users so that they do not have full rights on the file: Removing user ability to access data source without using the app

 

For increased security you can use SQL database and non-default environment.

 

 

 

YA
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Re: Sharing the database

 @Anonymous

 

Many thanks for your reply and the useful link. It is much appreciated.

 

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Community Support Team

Re: Sharing the database

Hi @YA,

 

I'm afraid that this cannot be achieved. With edit permission, it means that you could view, edit and delete the file. And there is only 2 kinds of permission while sharing files on OneDrive for Business, one is edit and one is only view.

 

Also, this forum is for PowerApps issue communication, for OneDrive for Business issue, please post in below forum:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/OneDrive-for-Business/ct-p/OneDriveforBusiness

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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