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How to disable design view of an access db

Posted on 2013-02-04
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I want to protect reports from viewing in design view of an access report , I am using office 2010.
User can see and execute reports do not want them to view it in design for unexpected modification.
same also forms and modules, user can directly choose a form, module and execute them but cannot open them in design view.

Please advise.

Thanks
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
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create an .ACCDE version of your .ACCDB application

open the .accdb
File > Save & Publish > save database as >make accde

see this link for more info and benefits of .accde
( forms, reports cannot be open in design view etc.,,)

http://www.databasedev.co.uk/convert_to_accde_format.html
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You can also protect the design view of Forms, Reports and Modules by setting a VBA password ...  Tools>> <projectName> Properties >> Protection
Lock the project for viewing - enter a password.  Do NOT forget your password.  Keep a development copy of db WithOut the  password.  Set password for deployment.

VBA locking
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Thanks to both of you...
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