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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Unanswered: Blocking Get external data

    Hello!!!

    Does anyone know if there is a way not to allow someone to access the data of my table by using excel ==> Data/Get external data/new database query?

    Thanks.

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    Put the data on a SQL Server and don't give them the password.

    I think you'd have to avoid using table links too.

    In short, there is no *easy* way to do it.
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  3. #3
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    Tks for the reply StarTrekker.

    unfortunately I can't change my database to SQL Sever for some internal reasons.

    The database is shared to everyone who needs to access it. But they should be able to see only the front-end, so I have disabled the design mode and the 'Shift' key but if someone access the option: Data/Get external data/new database query from Excel, he is able to see my data...

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    the onbly way I know of doing it is through some netwrok jiggery pokery. you shift the data tables to a back end, put then under some network permissions that means they cannot access them. then you get your netwrok trolls to wave their cloven hoofed skills that only makes the back end visible when they logon through the fornt end. the last time I saw this trick being perfomred was in a Netware environemtn, so Im not certain it works in a windows environment. Im pretty certain you can do this in a *NIX environemnt.

    in short talk to the Network Trolls.... I know its not a normal, or even sensible thing to do, but occasionally you do have to talk to them..
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  5. #5
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    Thank you healdem, I will try this.

    rgds

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