yes, you can custom share a view!
Are you using the cloud version? As the custom share permission is available from SeaTable 1.5.0. If your version is higher than this, or if you are using cloud.seatable.io which is on 1.5.2 now (will be updated to 1.6.2 this week), you can use the custom share permissions for your views too!
Open your base and click the share button in the top right corner:
In the pop-over dialog, click on the Permission dropdown and then “+ Add custom permission”
After clicking on the button “Add permission”, you’ll see the list of views and tables with permissions:
It was slightly confusing that we couldn’t share the View to a user that was already in the group that has permission to the base(table?), but I think this can be solved with a group that have admin/edit, and a group that can only read/see a specific view.
Sorry to tack another question on the end here, but is there a limit to the number of users we can create accounts for on the self-hosted Community edition?
The custom sharing permissions is not intended to be included in the community edition. It is an enterprise edition only feature. I’m sorry, if it is there in version 1.5 community edition, it is a mistake and will be removed in version 1.6.
Is this confirmed? Because it IS in the 1.5 self-hosted version. If this gets removed it basically makes the community (developer) version close to useless. How can a self hosted installation be switched to the enterprise/pro version and will this be a paid feature?
The Developer Edition (formerly Community Edition) is - with regards to user functions and features - identical to the Free plan on the Cloud platform.
The Enterprise Edition ships with the complete features set including view sharing, row locking, column permissions and custom sharing permissions (referred to as advanced permissions above). It is not free of charge though.
You can upgrade from SeaTable DE to EE. We’ll soon provide upgrade instructions in the manual.
All advanced permissions (including custom sharing permission, row locking, column permissions and view sharing) will be available beginning with our Plus plan (7€ per month/user). Custom sharing permissions, togehter with the other advanced permission, are of course also included in the more expensive Enterprise plan. (You mention a Pro edition, which we don’t have. So I was a bit more wordy.)
Sorry for not making this more clear on the website. Our webmasters are working hard to change the corresponding pricing and features page.
I have to come back to this once more. Can you please specify more in detail which kind of permissions will be available in the upcoming 1.6 self hosted developer edition. Will there be no permission settings at all anymore? What will happen to the permissions that were already set in v1.5? This is crucial for an ongoing project and if permissions have been completely stripped this would prevent us from upgrading to the latest version (which would be a bummer as especially the new linked record features were awaited eagerly). Also what is the timeframe for the enterprise edition and the pricing you have in mind for it? We are a small company in and if this goes into a per user/per month subscription model our current Covid related financial situation might not allow for that kind of investment for 100s of potential (external) users.
4.) View sharing (which is a shortcut for a very restrictive custom permission)
Hence, you will still be able to use all these functions:
Base sharing (read-only/read-write)
Website embedding of tables
The biggest restrictions of the Developer Edition originates from the absence of the custom permissions. They make it possible to collaborate on a very large data set (multiple tables, all data in one spot) with various user type and their different access levels. Without custom permissions, you have to spead the data over multiple bases if you don’t want some users to see particular data.