Reader Field Woes

Readers fields, don’t ya just love ’em.  They are great when they work properly and if you stick to a few simple rules they normally work with no problems.

1. Never use common names in a readers field.
2. Never mix Users / Groups or Roles in a single readers field.
3. Remember that the server must have the OU/O structure as the user.

Why do I currently hate readers fields?  Well try getting them to work in an R5 environment that has a hierarchial server structure and flat user structure.  Two of the rules are broken immediatly so you explain to the customer that it’s not a supported environment.  Then they point you to a second database where they work fine.  I can’t find out why . . .

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