How to disable table deletion permission for a confluence user

Hi Adrien,

Is there way we can restrict, users from deleting tables. Below is the scenario :

  1. I created spreadsheets in space x.
  2. Used the above spreadsheets in space y, by creating a datasource connection with space x (read/write)
  3. Given space admin of space y read/add page permissions in space x.
  4. Admins of space y were not able to delete the tables in space x.
  5. Unfortunately there were able to delete the tables in space y, which in-turn deleted the tables in space x (original)

Please let me know if am not clear.


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Hi Tamilselvan,

That's correct, if they have administrative permissions for a space, they can delete spreadsheets. If you have defined the connection from spaces x and y to the same schema, tables can be deleted from either space.

It is always better if you've enabled the Audit Trail. That way, when someone deletes a spreadsheet, the table is simply renamed as "DELETED_..." until the next cleanup (which you defined in number of days in the setup of the audit trail). Of course you won't be able to prevent an admin from deactivating the audit trail and deleting table.

Best Regards,


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