How to restrict data entry to a particular field to a set of users

I would like to have a particular field in a Access form require a password to make an entry.  How to implement?
JerryC4174Asked:
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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
Generally, I just use the Current event and either enable/disable the control, or make if visible/hidden, depending on who the user is that is entering data.

You can do this by creating roles in your database, or you can simply use the Windows UserID to determine whether people should be able to edit or see the control.  Something like:

Private Sub Form_Current

    if strUserName = "admin" or strUserName = "jerry" Then
        me.txt_SomeField.Enabled = true
   else
       me.txt_SomeField.Enabled = false
   end if

End Sub

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This avoids having to ask for a password.  You can use the fOSUserName function to get the windows UserID of the user logged into the computer.

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JerryC4174Author Commented:
Sorry I didn't get back right away, I was pulled over to another task.  Thanks for the suggestion it works great.
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
Glad to help.

You might also consider using Active Directory groups rather than the username for this type of functionality.  I recently wrote an article on using AD groups in an Access application.
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