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How to stop users from simultaneously updating a shared table

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HI.  I have a shared access database that tracks returned goods and actions taken\pending.  I had some old email code that sent a separate email to each user where action was required.  This means a lot of email processing.  I am changing that to send out a single distinct email for action users and they can  now log into the database to view a report showing their specific actions.  To make this possible,  I turned all of the email alert code into a series update queries that  write to a table called RGAlerts.  I can run the refresh manually but I'd really like to refresh it each time the users either open or close the report, I'm not sure which would be best.  I have all of this working except for the report-driven table refresh.  I'm concerned about user updating simultaneously.  It would only hurt this one table that will get refreshed anyway but I think it could cause some confusion as that table could show duplicate entries if users happen to trigger the refresh at the same time..  
What is a good way to manage simultaneous updating in ACCESS 2010 and 2016?  Both clients are in place.  Is record locking possible to use in this situation?

thanks
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