WITH OWNERACCESS OPTION Declaration (Microsoft Access SQL)

Office 2013 and later

Last modified: June 29, 2011

Applies to: Access 2013 | Office 2013

In a multiuser environment with a secure workgroup, use this declaration with a query to give the user who runs the query the same permissions as the query's owner.


The WITH OWNERACCESS OPTION declaration is optional.

The following example enables the user to view salary information (even if the user does not otherwise have permission to view the Payroll table), provided that the query's owner does have that permission:

SELECT LastName, 
FirstName, Salary
FROM Employees 
ORDER BY LastName 

If a user is otherwise prevented from creating or adding to a table, you can use WITH OWNERACCESS OPTION to enable the user to run a make-table or append query.

If you want to enforce workgroup security settings and users' permissions, do not include the WITH OWNERACCESS OPTION declaration.

This option requires you to have access to the System.mdw file associated with the database. It is useful only in secured multiuser implementations.