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For a list item's form: I'd like for the full view of the form to show up when a new item is created. Then, that gets routed for approval to Approver. I want the Approver to see a different view--let's called it Approval. But I don't just want a different view of the same item that was created.

I want only a tiny portion of the Approval view to actually be editable. I thought maybe I could achieve something like this by making the relevant fields read-only, but I can't seem to set things like name pickers, date pickers, etc. read-only. I can only make the text boxes read-only. This seems pretty limited and frustrating. After the item has been created, the form is mostly filled out, then saved--at that point values are already there and don't need to ever be messed with again for the Approver/Approval view.

Is there a way to make other field types besides text boxes read-only? Is there a way perhaps to have different sets of form-load-rules for different views? What's the best way to do this?

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    There should be a "Calculated Value" control which is just a value that you can point to a field. – spevilgenius Oct 2 '14 at 17:46
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As pointed out by spenvilgenius, the Calculated Value control is the solution to what I was trying to do, which was to reuse much of the original form in a different view but make most of the fields read-only because they will have already been filled out for the particular view.

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Example in Designer 2013:

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Example in Filler (Preview):

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For showing a Calculated Value static field for a person choose the DisplayName field under the Person group:

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Example in Designer:

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Example in Filler:

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