[development] module to tag articles as exclusive to certain roles for a specific timeframe?

Bill Fitzgerald bill at funnymonkey.com
Mon Jun 4 18:52:20 UTC 2007

Hello, Brian,

First, welcome to Drupal --

Second, the dev list is for concerns centered around development issues 
-- your question is more appropriate for the support list, or for the 
post-installation questions forum on drupal.org --

Third, if I understand you correctly, the content access module will 
meet your needs.



Brian Tully wrote:
> I hope this post is appropriate in this list. If not please accept my 
> apology.
> As  Drupal newbie I was hoping to get some advise on how to accomplish 
> what I feel is something very simple, yet being unfamiliar with Drupal 
> seems very difficult for me.
> I'd like to be able to add several form fields to an article (node) 
> that would allow an administrator/author to specify if it is exclusive 
> to a specific role.
> If so I'd like a pulldown menu that allows me to select which role it 
> should be exclusive to.
> Then I'd like start date and end date fields to specify when this 
> article should remain exclusive (the idea being that once it's past 
> the end date it will no longer be exclusive and therefore be available 
> to everyone).
> So far I've tried using CCK along with the Date module and JsTools 
> (jscalendar).
> First off I cannot get jscalendar to work at all. no calendar is 
> visible when you click on the text field, even though it is specified.
> Secondly, there doesn't seem to be any way of requring that if the 
> exclusive checkbox is checked that the Role pulldown and startdate and 
> enddate fields are completed. I appear to only be able to say that the 
> start date and end date are required, even though they should not be 
> if the exclusive checkbox is not checked.
> Third, I'm not sure how using CCK I would add a pulldown menu that 
> dynamically gets filled with all roles. Is this possible?
> Last, how does one go about adding special validation to a node so 
> that if specific fields are checked that other fields are required, if 
> they're not checked then the other fields are not required, etc.? Is 
> this beyond the scope of CCK?  If so, how would you recommend 
> accomplishing this?
> Any advice, insight, reference links would be GREATLY appreciated.
> best regards,
> brian

Bill Fitzgerald
Tools for Teachers

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