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The Field Access Setting is part of the Record custom record privilege dialog box setting. Most of the FileMaker security settings are applied to the file, the table, the layout or the record. The field access setting allows you to apply a security setting all the way down to a particular field. Field Access settings will take precedence over the higher level settings that grant access. So a user can have access to a file, a table and a layout but you can set it up that they cannot view or modify data within a particular field. Now if the user does not have access to a file, a table or a layout, the field access setting under those conditions isn’t relevant.