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MemberMarch 14, 2018 at 6:04 am
Profiles control the objects, fields, tabs, apps page layout,record types available to the user.
Role control record level access can be controlled by Role. Depending on your sharing settings, roles can control the level of visibility that users have into your organisation's data. Users at any given role level can view, edit, and report on all data owned by or shared with users below them in the hierarchy, unless your organisation's sharing model for an object specifies otherwise.