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Sharing Queries and Permission

Muktar Mohammed (1311924) | asked Jul 31 '12, 1:03 p.m.

When I share a query to an individual or to a team, will they be able to edit/modify and save that query which they do not own?

Thank you in advance.

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Dinesh Kumar B (4.1k413) | answered Jul 31 '12, 2:00 p.m.
it depends more on the roles and permissions.  If the user is assigned a role which has the edit permissions set, the user should be able to modify even if its not owned by him.

you might want to have a look at the permissions under the Team Configuration --> Select the users Role --> check the Permitted Actions.  specifically the permissions are "Save Query --> Modify a query" and "Delete Query".
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Muktar Mohammed commented Jul 31 '12, 2:18 p.m.

It's kinda scary that people you are sharing a query with can modify a query owned by you. Anyways, thank you for your response Dinesh.

David Olsen commented Aug 01 '12, 2:40 a.m.

In one sense, once you share a query it is no longer owned by you. It is owned by the team that you are sharing it with. If a shared query needs to be updated but the guy who created it is on vacation, I don't want to have to wait until the owner gets back. Someone else on the team should be able to fix it.

There are reasonable arguments either way. This is one of those situations where no single answer will satisfy everyone.

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