In a multi-user SDE environment, some feature classes need to participate within a topology. However, we need the ability to deny edit privledges to selected feature classes within a feature dataset. An example:
Tax district boundaries are maintained by the Assessor's office.
Election precinct boundaries are maintained by the Elections office.
Both tax districts and precincts share topological relationships.
Elections staff don't want Assessor's staff fiddling with their boundaries accidentally.
Assessor's staff don't want Elections staff fiddling with parcels accidentally.
Currently, the only option in SDE is to grant users from both offices full edit permissions to the entire feature dataset. We need the option to disallow edit privledges to individual feature classes within a feature dataset.