I have a problem where in a table row I have a set of buttons that defines actions of that specific table row. For instance "delete", "edit" and so on. However, in one instance some of the rows of the table will be editable (represented with classic pen symbol) and sometimes not editable.
However, we would like the user to be able to view the details even though it's not editable which will take the user to the SAME page as "Edit" does with the exception that they cannot change anything. Just view.
So we have a few options initially (but any ideas are welcome):
Replace the icons, if its editable use the pen, if not editable - an eye for view. It can be confusing because it will take the user to the same page but with different meanings.
Use the edit symbol in both instances, but with an extra icon inserted in the pen symbol that indicates that it's locked. A bit of a contradiction since it's editable, but really not.
Anyone got any ideas or know of a system that has a solution to the same paradigm? Also, what's your opinions on this?