Access (Desktop Application)

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  1. Provide a MS-Access connector to PowerApps and Flow

    We have a webservice on which we have a PowerApp connector that enables PowerApps to run any macro, vba procedure/function, opening of a form to fill in text-fields and/or perform the equivalent to buttonclick-events in an Access Application. If MS-Access out of the box could configure and enable a webservice on the machine it's running and thus would enable a PowerApp to be a cloudfirst/mobilefirst frontend presentation layer, MS-Access 2019 would really become something new. When the Access application has linked SQL-tables to SQL-2016 or up, it can easily delegate the creation of JSON to SQL-server, but I wouldn't be…

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      5 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create a new Comprehensive Windows Installer for Access Applications.

      Access needs a quick way to get a good solid installation of Back-end and Front-end databases including a registry edit for Trusted locations and versioning.
      It should also include the ability to:
      Add Icons,
      Add Desktop and other shortcuts,
      Allow user to accept an ELUA (End User License Agreement)
      Run simple scripts,
      Install with full windows trust. (maybe with a certificate?)
      An uninstaller.
      A check for updates function.
      Install support files into specified folders.
      Read simple system values and react accordingly (eg if 64bit systems then install 64 bit ODBC Driver)

      Also it would be nice if it could notify…

      26 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • New Property, Filter for Combo Box

        Scenario: Product Obsolete.
        if product is marked as obsolete then we do not want it to appear on the combo drop down list but still must be visible to display historic data.

        The Hack involves hiding a second drop down behind the first with a different rowsource, on click of the first we swap focus to the rear dropdown which then retrieves the required value without effecting the bound tables historical data.

        Can you apply a filter to a combo box, on focus, for addition of records.

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        • Document the LoadFromText and SaveAsText methods

          There are two undocumented methods, SaveAsText and LoadFromText, which were originally used for the old SCC integration. Since Access 2013, the source code integration has been removed and we now rely on third party tools (e.g. OASIS-SVN or Ivercy being example). It is my understanding those still rely on the undocumented methods. This request is to ask that Access team document those methods and thus make it supported so that those tools can continue to count on it being available and provide a solution for source code without taking any resources from Microsoft.

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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VBA Updates

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            VBA Native line numbering
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            Adding line numbers is something that is a pet peeve. Line numbers should be Native and error trappable by default without having to add them manually.

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            VBA Accessible Call Stack
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            A way to read from the call stack, function/sub names in order accessed, times accessed...etc

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            VBA Custom Toolbars to allow custom Macro/Function Calls
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            If I could add my ow custom functions as a toolbar button and have my toolbar exportable and importable for others to use. As opposed to a full Add-In.

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            VBA button and/or right click to open…

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              2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • access 2016 crosstab

              Crosstables should never have been removed.
              It just doesn't make sense to have to export the data to Excel and if the data changes, we need to export again.
              Please bring it back

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                2 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • How to Hide Feedback, New and Save As in Backstage

                Hi Everyone, I noticed that there are some people struggling to hide some features of the backstage. This works fine for me, Here the code! Enjoy!
                <backstage>
                <button idMso="FileSave" visible="false"/>
                <tab idMso="TabSave" visible="false"/>
                <tab idMso="TabOfficeStart" visible="false"/>
                <tab idMso="TabOfficeFeedback" visible="false"/>
                <button idMso="FileCloseDatabase" visible="false"/>
                <tab idMso ="TabInfo" visible="false"/>
                <tab idMso ="TabRecent" visible="false"/>
                <tab idMso ="TabPrint" visible="false"/>
                <tab idMso ="TabHelp" visible="false"/>
                <button idMso="ApplicationOptionsDialog" visible="false"/>
                </backstage>

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                • MS Access

                  I would like to have a cloud version of MS Access and really need it for my business could you please indicate a timeframe ?

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                  • Tamil Rupee Sign in Access ௹

                    Access 2013 data base if I choose the data type as currency and if I choose regional setting (start run->intl.cpl) as Sinhala Sri Lanka then I can get the රු. Instead of sinhala if I choose Tamil India (as Tamil (Sri Lanka) is not available with Windows 7) then I can get ரூ instead of ௹ defined for the tamil rupee symbol as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_symbol Will it be possible to look at it. Thanks in advance.

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                    • MS Access on MAC

                      At this moment I'm a subscriber of Office 365, but always I worked with Ms Access. Now, I have a Mac book Pro and is not possible install it. I also work with other tools, like Excel, but I would like to see the MS Access to be compatible with IOS system, because it's a wonderful tool, and I can't have both systems (Windows and Mac).

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                        0 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • Leave right-click menu searching options available in runtime

                          The right-click menu on DS forms contains BOTH design and user elements. Rather than removiing the entire menu in runtime mode, just remove the design options and leave the user-friendly searching features available.

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                            • Solving Bug in Table Design View

                              Hello Everyone,
                              I have incurred in a big and curios problem recently. While I was designing a Table through the Design View Window, Access just shot down. I looked up on the internet, tried everything the problem was still there. I eventually solved it, but what was strange is that this problem apparently happened because of too many stuff in the Quick Access Toolbar bar. Once i removed them, the problem disappeared. Strange.

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                                0 comments  ·  Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Why does the "w" not work in DateDiff() ...

                                Many folks misunderstand the "w" interval setting used in the DateDiff() expression. The MS Access help file indicates that this interval is for "Weekdays". To some the term "Weekdays" means "Workdays" (ie: Monday through Friday), thus the confusion and claim that the "w" interval does not work. But the term "Weekdays" (thus the interval "w") means an indicated day of the week.
                                o ... with an expression like:
                                DateDiff("w", #4/1/2008#, #4/30/2008#)
                                The returned result is 4. Access looks at the start date of the indicated span and determines the day of the week the start date falls on, which is…

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                                • To make it possible to make / maintain Table triggers via VBA

                                  In stead / top of datamacros it would be very nice to have the ability to manage table triggers via VBA (like forms); easier to maintain, all the code in 1 place and more tools/functions etc available.

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                                    • Update the access.Please fix the problem and looking the problem to finding a soution as soon as

                                      fixing the access Especially
                                      Create a blank Access Desktop Database (Database.accdb).

                                      I can't open

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                                      • Access Student db could have a function for managing student grades as well

                                        Access Student db could have a function for managing student grades as well. Will be fantastic for people like me who manage grades on Excel sheets. Thank you.

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                                        • Give us a PDB (Program Debug Database) as in VS

                                          What I would welcome most is line number information on errors. We all know about error numbers that are not always "self-explanatory"...

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