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Stop access to raw table in MS Access

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Is there a way to stop someone gaining access to a raw Database Table with MS access so the only method of data input, data manipulation is via a MS Access Form?
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Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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"stop someone gaining access to the raw database table"

No, not by someone who is intent on getting at the raw data.  However, there are ways to make it more difficult.

1.  Depending on what version of Access you are using, hide the Navigation or Database window, it is in the Access Options dialog.

2.  Only expose data through Forms, not tables.

3.  Lock down the application so that users cannot bypass the startup form or macro by holding down the shift key.  Even this can be bypassed by an experienced programmer.  Make sure you have a copy that is not locked so you can continue to make needed improvements.

If you need more security than that, consider using SQL Server Express as your backend application
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I am actually using SQL Server 2012 (its hosted on GoDaddy) as my back end - Can I create a user with write permissions only?
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Are you using linked tables? If you are, then you can't really control this. Unless you lock down the interface as suggested above, your users will be able to get to the tables, and can always edit them.

You can modify the permissions needed, but be sure to thoroughly test before rolling this out. In many cases, unless you're dealing with an "entry only" app, your users will need more control than just Write.
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