ok, well I have a pretty decent grasp on how access works, and what i want to do. I have the database pretty much done and the forms completed I just have one last thing to accomplish and i dont know how to really finish it up. Ill explain the situation. I have a database that tracks people and contacting them. Is there a way to lock down who can access what with Active Directory based on thier login? Also, searching, as in say a manager can search all aspects of information on the database, but the person who entered it can only access thier information? Also can it be that the person who entered it can not delete it, but the manager can manipulate all the data? I have the table done, just not the search aspect of it. Also if there was a way to just put in everyone that was accessing the database could then instead lock down what search aspects were involved with the database then?