How to create a read-only database


I have set up a simple ordering system at my workplace using Exce
forms. Using template wizard with data tracking all orders using thi
form are stored in a database. I like this database to be read-only, s
everyone can see the orders placed without messing up the database
However, if I make the database read-only, the template wizard i
unable to add new orders. How do I get around this problem? Fo
instance, is it possible to make an automatic copy of the databas
everytime it is changed which is read-only ??



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Not a real good solution, but maybe...

When you save the file (actually File|SaveAs), you can specify that you want to
recommend that the file be opened readonly.

File|SaveAs|tools|(General) Options|check the "read-only recommended" box

If you want to allow some users to only have readonly access, give it a password
to modify in that same dialog.  But only share that password with the users who
should make changes.

Rajjanssen wrote:
> Hi,
> I have set up a simple ordering system at my workplace using Excel
> forms. Using template wizard with data tracking all orders using this
> form are stored in a database. I like this database to be read-only, so
> everyone can see the orders placed without messing up the database.
> However, if I make the database read-only, the template wizard is
> unable to add new orders. How do I get around this problem? For
> instance, is it possible to make an automatic copy of the database
> everytime it is changed which is read-only ??
> Thnx
> Richard
> --
> Rajjanssen
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