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Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 Plain & Simple by Curtis D. Frye

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Locking Database Records

Forms are versatile objects—you can use them to browse a database table or your query results, or to enter or modify table records. There may be some forms, however, that let your colleagues peek into tables where the records are too important to be modified. To prevent accidents where important data gets deleted by well-meaning computer users, you can set a form’s properties so the ability to add, modify, and delete records is turned off.

If more than one person is responsible for entering data into your database, you could run into a situation where more than one person attempts to enter or edit data using a form. Attempting to edit records simultaneously can result in data entry errors, so it’s best to prevent a user ...

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