How to find login name

Posted on 2010-11-11
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi Guys,

I've written an access project database that automatically uses the generic dialog prompt for the users credentials. How can I stop this generic dialog box from appearing so I can use a customised form that asks for the users credentials. I want to store the username in a global variable so the database knows who is logged onto a particular session. There doesn't seem to be a way of knowing who is logged into the project file, unless I'm missing something. Environ$("Username") will give me the windows login, is there something similar that gives me the sqlserver login for the session.

Thanks in advance.
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Correct my if I am wrong but I believe the author is asking how to bypass the dialog box that asks for a password when SQL Server tables are linked into an MS Access database.

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I'll ended up creating a generic login which only had permissions to a logins table this allowed the user into the ADP framework where I presented a dialog box where they confirmed their credentials against this logins table if the login is good a reconnection to the sql server is made with a hardcoded connection string that give the user full access to the database.
Not very elegant and probably breaking every rule in the book but it works really well.

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>>Not enough participation<<
Unfortunately not enough feedback for what should have been a trivial solution in MS Access.

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