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Setting Up a Workgroup

As you develop a database and it grows in size, it can contain an enormous amount of interrelated information about your company. Different departments might need to view different parts of this information. For example, The Garden Company’s management group might need to see financial information, the marketing and sales groups might need to see order information, and the human resources group might need to see employee and timekeeping information. Although representatives of each group might need access to some of the information in the database, it is not appropriate for everyone to be able to see everything. In fact, it might not be appropriate for some employees to open the database at all.

You can control the access of individuals or groups to the entire database or to specific objects in it by implementing user-level security. The Access user-level security model is based on the following four elements:


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