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I've just found out that the Membership Dashboard - specifically the summary table at the top of that page - is not visible if you don't have the permission 'CiviCRM: view all contacts'. Is there any way around this?

We've just implemented ACLs on a site and the staff member looking after memberships would like the dashboard back...

  • other way 'around it' (if using drupal) would be to make a drupal view and offer that to the user as the Dashboard instead – petednz - fuzion Jun 25 at 22:09
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    @petednz-fuzion thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to implement this for the time being but see whether the client is interested in getting someone on board to fix it 'properly' – Rose Lanigan Jun 26 at 9:48
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This looks like a hardcoded limitation in CiviCRM, and changing that would require some development work (i.e., there's no workaround or trick to it, just needs code changes).

Interestingly, there's a comment in the code that indicates a desire to add support for ACLs instead of the sledgehammerish 'view all contacts' requirement: https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/blob/master/CRM/Member/Page/DashBoard.php#L51

So my answer would be: yes, you're seeing it right; there's no way around this short of patching core, and it sounds like core is willing to be patched.

  • Thanks @TwoMice for confirming, and useful to know the comment exists! – Rose Lanigan Jun 26 at 9:49

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