Server Configuration > User and Group Permissions > Deactivating Groups
Deactivating Groups
Setting a group to inactive means that the group is not displayed in the data filter by default. An inactive group’s name can still be selected using the inactive filter. For information on using the data filter, see the Filtering Data topic in the Getting Started documentation.
By deactivating groups, the default active filter in the data filter displays only those groups that are currently active in Windchill RV&S.
Deactivating a group also means that this group is no longer searched for when performing realm operations. This can help maintain server performance when large numbers of groups are involved.
When searching the realm for groups at server startup, Windchill RV&S searches only for those groups identified as active.
To deactivate a group in the GUI
1. From the Groups view, select the group you want to edit.
2. Select Group > Edit. The Edit Group dialog box displays.
3. To deactivate the group, clear the Active check box.
Inactive values are not accepted in trigger assignments or as field values. If the group is referenced in a trigger assignment or as the default value in a group field, moving the group from active to inactive displays an error message.
4. To save your changes, click OK. The changes take effect immediately in the Windchill RV&S database. In the Groups view, the inactive group is denoted with the icon and a blank entry under the Is Active column (if displayed). The same icon is used to indicate groups that are not in the realm.
You can right click the column header bar to add the Is Active column.