Thanks Ernie, but the records are from a folder that feeds the simple relational field, and I want some users to see only some of the records in that folder. Admin can choose from all of them. I can't seem to figure out how to do that. It's probably a lot easier than I'm making it.
Does this folder contain a field that identifies it as a admin or user record? Have not tested idea but could you then use visibility rules to hide individual field on form (simple relational)? You may need to use user access settings in file menu and folder access levels in folder menu to lockdown application.
Thanks all for the ideas. I actually solved the problem rather easily using something I've never used...dataset as a filter of another dataset. I created one for admin and one for others, then used input from dataset as the source of the simple relational. Worked like a charm. BD is amazing! I love this program.