Permissions to view/not view particular data

Discussion in 'Access Security' started by imelda1ab, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. imelda1ab

    imelda1ab Guest

    Can someone point me to a site or give me the proper search
    terminology for figuring out how to apply security to particular
    tables? Or maybe it can be set at a field level? Maybe what I want
    to do is impossible - I'm out of ideas on how to search. Here's what
    I'm trying to accomplish: I have created a Performance Evaluation
    database containing professional, semi-professional and non-
    professional employees. An Executive should be able to review the
    professional/semi-professional but not the non-professional while an
    office manager should have rights to review only the non-professional

    As always I appreciate any and all comments and information.
    imelda1ab, Jun 11, 2010
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    Jeff Boyce Guest

    One approach to achieving this would be to create several different "views"
    (in Access, queries) of the data, one for each "rights" group you're

    Then, if you add a way to verify/validate the "rights" (a login process
    comes to mind), you could use the appropriate query to display the
    appropriate data...

    Good luck!


    Jeff Boyce
    Microsoft Access MVP

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    Jeff Boyce, Jun 11, 2010
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    imelda1ab Guest

    Maybe I eliminate the hassle and create two front-ends. Neither group
    of managers is sophisticated enough to find the backend.
    imelda1ab, Jun 12, 2010
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    Arvin Meyer Guest

    That works, but makes it more difficult to maintain because you need to do
    everything twice.
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    Co-author: "Access 2010 Solutions", published by Wiley
    Arvin Meyer, Jun 26, 2010
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