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Lock the DB but not the Queries?

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Re: Access 2003

I know an .MDE will lock the users out of the code, but it still gives
users access to the DB container where they can still go into table and
change data.

Is it possible to lock an Access database, where changes cannot be made
to the tables, but queries can still be adjusted?


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Trying to use a File based RDBMS (Access) with the same expectations you
have from a server based RDBMS (sql Server) can be problematic. There
is a little bit of overlap between Access and Sql server as they both
use sql for manipulating data (although Jet sql (Access Sql) is
significantly more limited than Transact sql (sql server sql)) and you
can have a backend and front end and theoretically - Access can support
multiple users simultaneouly like a server. The problem is that you
don't have the same level of performance/reliability/security control
with Access that you do with Sql Server when using Access in this

Access has some builtin security but very easy to crack - well Access is
a File based RDBMS - great for single user operations. When you will be
dealing with multiple users for production operations - it is time to
migrate to a server based system.


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