HOW TO: Change the Owner of a New Table in Access 2000

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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.

This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).


This article describes a method that you can use to transfer the ownershipof a newly created table to a specific owner. For example, if thefunctionality within a secured database enables the current user to importa table, that user will be the owner of the table and will have fullpermissions on that table.

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If your secured database application enables users to import a table, thoseusers will be the owners of the table and will have full permissions onthat table. The function in this article demonstrates how you can programmatically create a secured session as a user different from the current user and transfer ownership of an imported object from the current user to another user.

Call the following function within a macro, a function, or a Sub procedure that imports the table that you want to secure. Call the function immediately after importing the table to ensure that permissions have been set.

Function ChangeOwner(NewTable As String, NewOwner As String, PWord As _  String)  Dim NewWS As WorkSpace  Dim db As Database  Dim cnt As Container  Dim doc As Document  Set db = CurrentDB()  'Create a new session and append it to the Workspaces collection.  Set NewWS = dbengine.CreateWorkspace("NewWS", NewOwner, PWord)  'Assign variables for the table's Container and Document objects.  Set cnt = db.Containers("Tables")  Set doc = cnt.Documents(NewTable)  'Establish new owner of the imported table.  doc.Owner = NewOwner  'Cleanup.  NewWS.Close  db.Close  'Pass success status back to caller.  ChangeOwner = TrueEnd Function				
To use the ChangeOwner function, use either of the following methods. Eachassumes that the table has just been imported, that the table is namedMyTable, and that a valid user named MyNewOwner with a password ofMyNewOwnerPass exists.

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Method 1: Using a Macro

   Action: RunCode   Function Name: ChangeOwner("MyTable","MyNewOwner", "MyNewOwnerPass")				

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Method 2: Using Visual Basic for Applications

Dim IsOwnerChanged as IntegerIsOwnerChanged = ChangeOwner("MyTable", "MyNewOwner", "MyNewOwnerPass")				

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For more information about database security and object ownership, click Microsoft Access Help on the Help menu, type secure a microsoft access database in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.

For more information about running a Function procedure from a macro, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type runcode action in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

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Article ID: 210154 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 05:18:00 - Revision: 4.0

Microsoft Access 2000 Standard Edition

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