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MS Access 2003 Lock Table so no changes can be made to the data - Used as data for form

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MS Access 2003 I have a form with several unbound text fields that I have connected to various tables on the form.  I am experiencing people changing the data on the tables connecting to this form.  How can I stop that from happening?
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by:jppinto
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If the textboxes are only for information, put the Locked property of the textboxes to Yes, this way they cannot change the information on itl.

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Click on tools and select security. Then select user and group permissions. This will give you the option to select what can be changed by group or users profiles.

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If I lock the text boxes I cannot enter data into them
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I don't understand! You say you have the textboxes unbound on your form, that you "bound" them to tabels fields, right? You don't want people to change the date on this tables, right? so these textboxes are only for showing data! If you want people to enter data into this textboxes, of course they will change data in your tables! Unless you prevent them from doing that, in this case, the textboxes are "read only"!

Please explain in more details what you want!

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I use the text boxes on the form as drop downs to select various options from the drop down list.  Need for the user not to be able to change the drop down options
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by:Rey Obrero
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if your intention is to make certain users edit the record from that form  and read only for other users, you can password protect that form.
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by:jppinto
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You use textboxes as dropdowns?!?! You got me stuck on this!

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<Need for the user not to be able to change the drop down options>

set the limit to List property of the combo to Yes
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