When you are saying from Smart View templates, it seems to be an Adhoc upload
Now there are two possibilities.
- Using Essbase Connection - If you have not provided any Write access to the user/group at essbase application level. He will just have read access from planning
- Using Planning Adhoc - If the user/group of users are submitting the data using Planning Adhoc (They might have been provisioned with Adhoc user access). In such case, even if you make the forms read only, using Adhoc option they can still submit the data if the scenario is open for input. So, either you have to make all the users readonly on that scenario / Lock the scenario (which would make sense than making the users readonly)
Hope it helps
We are using option #3. The way I got around this was to make the scenario read only for all users. I am using a planning connection, downloading the form into Smart View and sumitting the data. When I close to forms to "none", the users cannot open a new form in Smart View. but, if they use a saved template, they can still submit.
Seems from your response, this is normal behavior and I will continue using the security on the scenario.