The FileMaker Field Access Setting Explored

From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Certified FileMaker Developer

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The Field Access Setting is part of the Record custom record privilege dialog box setting. Most of the FileMaker security settings are applied to the file, the table, the layout or the record. The field access setting allows you to apply a security setting all the way down to a particular field. Field Access settings will take precedence over the higher level settings that grant access. So a user can have access to a file, a table and a layout but you can set it up that they cannot view or modify data within a particular field. Now if the user does not have access to a file, a table or a layout, the field access setting under those conditions isn’t relevant.

Here you can see the custom record privileges dialog box and the setting for field access, currently this is set at none.

Here you can see the custom record privileges dialog box and the setting for field access. Here you can see the options for the Field Access menu for all, limited or none.

Down another level, you can see that you can choose field access to all fields and none of the fields for a table. The other setting, the limited setting allows you even more power and flexibility.

Choosing the limited setting, brings up this dialog box for access to modify the data in the field, only see the data or no access at all.