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Why can my User not edit a Field even though I granted access via Permission Set?

Knowledge Article Number 000163455
Description A user has permission to edit a Field via Permission Set but he is unable to do so.
Resolution Permission Sets cannot provide edit access to a Field which has been designated as Read only on the Page layout by providing Read/ Edit to the Field.

The only permission which grants the ability to edit Fields that is set to Read only at the Page layout Level, is the Edit Read Only Fields System Permission which is Global in nature (Applies to all Read Only Fields in the System).

So, in summary, Permissions sets can override Field Level Security, however, they cannot override Page layout Security.
To allow for the User to edit this Field, simply remove the Read Only Designation at the Page layout Level- leaving it Read only at the Field Level. 

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