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hi
i have made a small database for pilots to log their flying time. i
want to set either some user permissions or startup options so that the
user might not see the database window nor he/she should be allowed to
access it anyway. i also want that whenever being administrator i want
to make any modifications in the design of the db i should be able to
access all the features from the same file. i have tried using the
startup option in the tools menu but what ever environment is set once
it is good for all the users (thats what i know). how can i create a
user id based startup environment in access, i have also tried to use
"user level security" but could not achieve what i wanted. how should i
get around this problem. please be eleborate in your reply. thanx in
advance.
bye and tc

Mar 10 '06 #1
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hi
i have made a small database for pilots to log their flying time. i
want to set either some user permissions or startup options so that the
user might not see the database window nor he/she should be allowed to
access it anyway. i also want that whenever being administrator i want
to make any modifications in the design of the db i should be able to
access all the features from the same file. i have tried using the
startup option in the tools menu but what ever environment is set once
it is good for all the users (thats what i know). how can i create a
user id based startup environment in access, i have also tried to use
"user level security" but could not achieve what i wanted. how should i
get around this problem. please be eleborate in your reply. thanx in
advance.
bye and tc


You can deny access to the db window by setting the startup options "display
db window" and "allow special keys". However, what you also need to do is
disable the "bypass" (shift) key that can be used to defeat startup
options. You need to create and set the "AllowBypassKey" property - search
the help for more info.

There are free utilities available on the web to control whether or not the
bypass key is enabled. Search this group for "Albert D. Kallal" to find his
web site, that's where I got mine from (many thanks Albert!).

You'd also need to provide custom menus to stop users gaining access to your
design using the built-in menus.

You should also split your app into front and back ends so that you can work
on your design without disrupting your users.

HTH - Keith.
www.keithwilby.com
Mar 10 '06 #2

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