Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Access Query's and Reports (Access 2000)

    I was wondering if it is possible to secure queries and reports so that others that may access these areas are unable to change anything already set up within the queries or reports. Thank you

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Access Query's and Reports (Access 2000)

    If you apply user-level security to the database, you can determine what each user can and cannot do in the database. User-level security looks a bit intimidating at first, but it is not as difficult as it seems.

    Moderator <!profile=WendellB>WendellB<!/profile> has a short tutorial on security on his website (see his profile; look for Support > Tutorials > The Secrets of Security). I has lots of useful links. One of the best is Microsofts Security FAQ.

  3. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Access Query's and Reports (Access 2000)

    We are trying to get around specifying users. This is a huge corporation and to do this would be a nightmare. We were hoping there would be an easier way around this problem

  4. #4
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Access Query's and Reports (Access 2000)

    You don't have to create lots of different users. In most cases, two is enough: a "developer" and a "standard user". You, or whoever is responsible for design and maintainance, would log in as "developer", everybody else would log in as "standard user". It is even possible to use the default "Admin" user as standard user; just make sure that Admin is not part of the Admins group any more and has only the minimum necessary permissions.

  5. #5
    4 Star Lounger SteveH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Chelsea, Gtr London, United Kingdom
    Posts
    587
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Access Query's and Reports (Access 2000)

    The other alternative to using Access Security is to create a .mde file (Tools - Database Utilities - Make mde file). This protects the design of forms, reports and VBA code. I'm not sure about query designs (I can't check that at the moment).
    Steve H
    IT Lecturer/Access Developer
    O2K SR3/O2010; Win7Pro

  6. #6
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Sacramento, California, USA
    Posts
    16,775
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Access Query's and Reports (Access 2000)

    It doesn't protect query designs, only code containers, which include forms and reports.
    Charlotte

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •