[development] Deleted records [Have you ever laughed fate in the
tfarsheed at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 20 08:57:58 UTC 2006
How is this different than "unpublishing" a node?
Perhaps the Delete button should become an Unpublish
Then an admin would use the regular admin interface if
a node needed permanent deletion.
--- sime <info at urbits.com> wrote:
> I agree with Mark.
> As some probably know. Many systems never delete
> anything from the
> database. In my case, these systems were in the
> Pharmaceutical Industry
> where everything needs to be 100% audited
> So what IT called deleted, was actually just a flag
> in a column and no
> "user" could see these items without going through
> the approved and
> tested workflows.
> So just for the record, I would like a "deleted"
> column in Drupal.
> Preferably it would be something I don't have to
> think about. The db
> layer could automatically adjust incoming SQL to
> filter out the deleted
> records, hence existing code would not need
> changing. Alternatively,
> querys that need to access deleted records could
> pass an additional
> variable to say so.
> mark burdett wrote:
> > We need to prevent users from deleting their
> nodes. They can
> > discontinue (unpublish), but not delete them. (We
> want the node data
> > to still be in the database, not just in a
> restorable trashbin).
> > Would be good to allow for this kind of
> > --mark
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