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  1. Integrate MS Access with Power Apps

    I've been looking more into Power Apps, and I think it would be great for you to work with the Power Apps team to provide a web and mobile solution to what Access can do today on the premises of a server. Because there is unfortunately no web version of Access, maybe Power Apps can help solve this problem? Ideally, we should be able to continue moving (and linking) Access data into SQL and then create a Power App on top of the "Access-created" data from SQL; essentially viewing a Power Application that looks exactly like access but online and…

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    2 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is great feedback that we are actually working on providing now. Using the comments below, we’d love to hear thoughts about solely focusing on SQL as a stepping stone to Power Apps for data migration purposes, or also investing in another way for you to connect to Power Apps through the Common Data Service (CDS). This database allows you to store, share and manage your data over the web, and eventually the phone (current MS investment). CDS is also Power Apps’ central underlying storage unit, as well as the entire Power Platform team’s key investment.
    Please see following link for information about CDS, and let us know: if Access created a data export & linked table capability from our platform to CDS, would you use it?:
    https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Fpowerapps%2Fmaker%2Fcommon-data-service%2Fdata-platform-intro&data=04%7C01%7CEbo.Quansah%40microsoft.com%7C32c26c86b7fe4f3162a508d7f069896d%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C637242208373640123%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C-1&sdata=GuvQ6o2aqKiBMs%2B1z2nvv0sNtAHNl8MPQqiOvsh0D1U%3D&reserved=0

    We will still continue to make investments in SQL connection either way, but we are also happy to…

  2. improve appearance and design of Access Forms

    modern optical effects like in Windows 10 or modern webpages would heavily improve the value of created Apllications.
    Better Mouseover-Effects for Buttons, Fading Effects for Forms....
    it would be great!

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  3. 7 votes
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  4. Why not define a Ctrl-". This would fill a field with one date higher than the field above it.

    I do a fair amount of data entry that involves date data into a database table. I can use the Ctrl-' function to add to the field the data in the same field directly above it. This is great. But I have to enter a lot of records with dates, and the new record is for a different date, usually the next date on the calendar. So if there was a function Ctrl-", I would be able to directly add the next day to this record when compared to the record above it. For example if Record 12 has a…

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    1 comment  ·  Datasheet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. add "Find and Replace" functionality in Queries "SQL view".

    It will be really helpful to change/correct table names/references quickly.

    Many times I need to change the base table names to a different one in a complex query with formulas that refer to table names. Currently, I need to copy the SQL to notepad, make the changes and paste it back in the SQL view. However, this resets the column ordering in Datasheet view. I think "Find and Replace" is quite basic function to have while working in "SQL View".

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    1 comment  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. BUG - Relationship window: Cannot view all tables

    Office 365, 16.0.12730.20144 32-bit.

    Select many tables at once in Relationship window - enough so that the list of tables spills over to a second set of columns. Scroll down to bottom of scroll bar, and cannot see the tables lower down. If I then resize the Access Window so it is shorter, I can scroll down and see more tables. And then if I make the Window taller again, I can see the bottom tables. But as soon as I touch the vertical scrollbar, focus shifts to the top again, and the bottom tables are again not showing.

    Note…

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  7. Use F5 to run a query

    When switching between SQL Management Studio and an Access front end I find myself pressing F5 to run the Access query as I've been working in the other window - would be good if F5 ran the query in Access as it does in SQLMS

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  8. Hello! I would like to see boundries with dashed lines as an option.

    My congregation is use to seeing dashed line boundaries to mean just doing one side of a street. With that feature, you can pick one part of the boundary or the entire outer boundary to have a dashed line. Would be a nice feature to have.

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  9. Change the toolbar icon sizes back to the smaller size to allow more icons on the line

    Change the toolbar icon sizes back to the smaller size to allow more icons on the line

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  10. VBA file access

    Recover VBA files password with the help of a new VBA file password recovery tool. With this tool, you can access the encrypted or password-protected VBA files in very simple steps.
    The tool supports quick recovery of the VBA file password and it can recover the password of any length and complexity.

    The tool supports VBA password recovery from all types of file formats including .doc, .xla, .xls, .xlsx files.
    For more info:- https://bit.ly/recoverVBAfilepassword

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  11. 1 vote
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  12. 1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. NSF password recovery

    Recover the NSF files password very easily. With the new NSF password recovery tool, you can easily recover the password of Lotus Notes without any problem. The tool recovers the password without any alteration in data and without any data loss.

    The tool is 100% secure, effective, quick, consistent, and Genuine and it is used by many professionals.

    It is highly compatible with all versions of IBM Notes and Windows.

    For more info:- https://bit.ly/NSFpassword

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  14. Lost or forgotten SQL database password

    Have you lost or forgotten the SQL server database password? Don't worry, you can easily recover the SQL database password with a few simple and easy steps.

    SQL Server is one of the widely used and the most reliable and comprehensive database management application. It can perform various tasks rigorously and thus offers high-end scalability for your database. But the problem arises when a user forgets or lost the password. When a user forgets the password he/she would not be able to login to the SQL database account.

    So, if you forget your SQL database password then don't worry use…

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  15. How to recover ms access password

    Have you lost or forgot the MS Access password? Looking for the best way to recover the MS Access password?
    With the new MDB password recovery tool, you can easily recover the password of your MS Access database. The tool is 100% secure, easy to use, and recovers the password without any data loss.

    The tool can recover highly complex passwords including Multi encoding support (ANSI, numeric, Unicode, and alpha-numeric). It can recover the password of any length and complexity.

    For more info:- https://bit.ly/0recoveraccesspaswrd

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  16. Backstage Fix version 2005

    The BackStage of the latest release of Access as of 19/June/2020 appears to override the custom Backstage built via the usysribbons table. The File, New, Open, Account Tabs among others are visible even if the custom usys ribbon explicitly says not to include them. This then places our custom backstage into a nested Tab instead of being the default full screen Backstage as intended.

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  17. Display MsgBox upon closing Access asking if user wants to repair the database before closing it.

    Access decides indiscriminately, while I am working on a VBA module in my db, to repair it and make a backup copy. This wipes out all breakpoints and bookmarks. VERY FRUSTRATING!!! This should NEVER happen while I am working on a db. At the very least, display a message asking me if I want to repair the db now and include a check box for repairing the db ONLY ON CLOSING!!! I have found no property setting that affects this. I would appreciate a response in order to fix the problem. I tend to think of this as a privacy…

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  19. Windows Live Mail to Outlook PST Migration

    Windows Live Mail to Outlook migration requires an efficient application that easily converts WLM EML files to PST files. MailsDaddy EML to PST Converter supports all EML/EMLx based email clients including Windows Live Mail. There is no file size limit in the application so that the user can export the data as much as he/she wants. The software maintains email properties such as Bcc, Cc, subject, attachment, etc. With the help of this tool, you can easily convert Windows Live Mail files to PST simultaneously to save time. It imports email from Windows Live Mail with attachments and also supports…

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  20. MS Updates are killing us

    In Dec... Your update wiped out our ability to query. We go through it. Last month SQL Server wouldn't query. We got through it. NOW On particular NEW MS OFFICE Installs my query is returning Gargage. I have the details with pictures. But I am recommending we shut off MS updates to both of my clients. If this "bug" is not fixed and it spreads to the whole company computers, we stop working.

    No place for me to attach the graphic details of the NEW BUG.

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