Well, I have successfully created my database template and it is working. My next task is to restrict access. The database I have built is designed to hold employee training records. There are categories which indicate the training they are supposed to take part in, and their scores on any tests.
I need to be able to restrict access to the database such that: Individual employees can view their own record, but not that of other employees. First-level managers, on the other hand, need to be able to view records of all employees under their responsibility. Senior managers need to be able to view all records. Both I and my instructors need to be able to view and edit all records.
I have done a test run with a test student account and a test guest account, and both are able to see all records - I can't have that. If I "hide" the database, then only I as an admin have access. It's like it's one extreme or the other.
Would appreciate any insight on how to do what I am trying to do. If I can't do this, then I have to restrict viewing to only managers and make them admins (which I REALLY don't want to do).