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Microsoft KB Archive/100129

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Article ID: 100129

Article Last Modified on 5/6/2003


  • Microsoft Access 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition

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Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.


Even though a form's AllowEditing property is set to Unavailable, you can edit, add, or delete records in the form.


To set a form so that records cannot be edited, set the DefaultEditing property to Read Only and the AllowEditing property to Unavailable.


The form's DefaultEditing property determines whether you can modify records in the form. You can set the DefaultEditing property to Read Only, Data Entry, or Allow Edits.

The AllowEditing property on a form determines whether the Allow Editing command on the Records menu is available when you open the form. If the Allow Editing command is available, you can override the form's DefaultEditing property.


This behavior no longer occurs in Microsoft Access version 7.0. The DefaultEditing and AllowEditing properties have been replaced by Allow Edits, Allow Additons, and Allow Deletions.


For more information about the AllowEditing and DefaultEditing properties, search for "allow editing" then "AllowEditing, DefaultEditing Properties" using the Microsoft Access Help menu.

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