take a look at FileMaker's built in security (Manage > Security) you will find some answers there!
There are two ways to do this.
On the field level, you can uncheck the box in the inspector:
-In layout mode, select all fields you want to constrain
-under inspector (ctrl + I ) go to "data: tab
-under the "behavior" section UNCHECK the box that says "field entry - Browse Mode"
This will not allow ANYONE to enter in data in browse mode on that layout. This is layout specific, and object specific, so you can apply it to one field, or the whole layout.
The second way is to constrain access via privilege sets, as noted above under File > Manage > Security. There is a default "read only" privilege set that you can assign to a user, but there is also the ability to create a custom privilege set that allows you to control access down to the individual field level, and based on calculations as well (IE, only allow editing during 9am-12pm or something like that). This is much more robust in terms of functionality, but also much more time involved in applying it to all of your tables, and all of your different levels of usership.
Thanks for the help. I'll take a look at the security settings. Have a great day!
I was sure there must be a way to have more granular control, and you've provided just the solution I was hoping to find. Thanks so much for your help. Have a great day!
Thanks Bill, and good luck.
Make sure to spend some time learning about privilege sets, it's the best method to use in restricting access inside of your file. And you should never give bottom level users full-access privileges, or allow people to share login credentials.