Access (Desktop Application)

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  1. Add PowerQuery to ACCESS

    PowerQuery is the best improvement for collecting data for Excel since many years. I would love to use it in Access too, without using Excel.
    I would like to extract data from SAP, WEB, CSV-Files, collect all files from a folder, de-pivot files... Any ETL job PowerQuery supplies für Excel, but directly in Access!
    (I posted this two years ago using other words)

    119 votes
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    • data connector sql server

      ADD SQL SERVER AS A DATA CONNECTOR - The Access team is currently evaluating the use of data connectors in Access, (https://youtu.be/j5UAv4yY5RY?t=2155), and we need your support to get them to include SQL Server as an option! PLEASE VOTE for this idea, every vote counts!

      463 votes
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      • HURRY UP AND MAKE ACCESS ON MAC!!!!!

        Mac needs an amazing database software and time and time again, you still don't create a version for Mac! MS Remote Desktop is not ideal when you need to use Access all the time! Look at everyone on Mac that is suffering. JUST MAKE A MAC VERSION.

        20 votes
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        • Please fix the problem with embedded ole objects in Access Forms and Reports with Windows 10 ver 1703

          I recently updated my computer to Windows 10 version 1703 and since then embedded objects in Access forms and reports do not display properly (cannot be seen). When Windows is downgraded to its previous version the problem disappears. The problem occurs with Access 2010, Access 2013 and Access 2016 (all 64bit).

          To demonstrate the problem do the following:

          1) Create a blank Access Desktop Database (Database.accdb).

          2) Create a new table (Table1) within the database.

          3) Add an AutoNumber field (ID) to Table1

          4) Add an OLE Object Field (Document) to Table1.

          5) Create a blank form (Form1) within the…

          19 votes
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          • Make the Line Method work properly.

            When using the Line method to draw a line or rectangle on a report (OnPrint event) the results are intermittent.

            eg. I am drawing a rectangle in the Detail section on an existing report.
            The bottom border is missing in all detail records.
            The report is quite simple and only returns a handful of records (<200).

            The problem mostly goes away if I delete the Report Header/Footer.
            (It does not go away if I only set the Header and Footer .Visible property to No)

            Also, deleting the Header/Footer does not completely fix the problem as numerous records throughout the report…

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            • License check bug in latest update to Access 2016 for ActiveX controls

              After the latest update to Office 365, we can no longer use the Windows common control C:\Windows\SysWow64\MSCOMCTL.OCX). When opening an Access 2016 database that uses that Common control, it now says that you don't have the license needed to use this ActiveX control, and only blank forms are shown.

              This common control has worked for decades in office 2007, 2010 and 2016 up until now.

              The version is 1707 (8323.2962).

              3 votes
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              • 4 votes
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                • Create a table / linked table with a size greater than 255 fields

                  When connecting to a commercial database such as Oracle, it may be trouble if all the columns of the table are not displayed.

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                  • Linked Table Manager: select all tables from same back end

                    One of the biggest pains is when you have multiple back ends and Linked Table Manager (LTM) prompts you at every table. When you have lots of links and multiple back ends, it's a pain to go through and select all from only one back end.

                    Idea #1: Click on a single table in LTM, then click a button: "Select all tables from same back end." Voila! Now you can update that single back end, and then move on to the next one.

                    Idea #2: Sort the tables by back end. Not as convenient as Idea #1, but would still…

                    25 votes
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                    • 5 votes
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                      • Datasheet Column Header Formatting

                        Currently (Access/Office 1706), the only formatting capability for column headers in datasheet view is with the DatasheetColumnHeaderUnderlineStyle property, and this only seems to work for value 8 (Double Solid). It would be great if some extra capabilities could be added:
                        1. Set HeaderHeight (absolute or relative to normal row height, f.i. twice normal).
                        2. Options to wrap & align text within Header.
                        3. Set Background color / Font bold & color.

                        Of course more comprehensive header formatting is imaginable, but these basics would already be a great improvement.

                        Thanks, Hans (Netherlands)

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                        • Edit MS Access db / vba code within Visual Studio / VS Code

                          Edit Access db / vba code within Visual Studio / VS Code with the rich IDE features that this implies.

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                          • 1 vote
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                            • scrolling with mousewheel and progress bar

                              scrolling with the mousewheel and with moving the progress bar does not work since the newest automatic update - version access 16.0.8326.2073!!!
                              FIX THIS BUG PLEASE ASAP!!!

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                              • Provide a default setting to open db exclusive

                                Many new developers quickly design a db and stick it on the network for all to use. Having multiple users all using the same front end (with or without the backend split out) ends up with corruption at some point.

                                Is it possible to have a setting so the db is opened exclusively as a default so subsequent users cannot open the front end at best, or at least open it read only (aka excel) and all code disabled.

                                There could be an 'allow multi user' tickbox in options (default false) which the user can set - with suitable warnings…

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                                • Fix checkbox control in datasheet whereby it sizes automatically with the row height

                                  In Access 2016, the check box control sizes with the row height in a datasheet. This looks extremely brutal.

                                  Could someone look into this.

                                  Thanks.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Build a new better Access

                                    Imagine a client side, pure javascript, SPA web application that displays windowed, data bound forms that talk to SQL Server. These forms are modeled with all of the well though out capabilities of Access forms (same subforms, datasheets, subdatasheets, controls, events, and properties). The development environment is Access-like but Javascript has replaced VBA. SSRS and PowerBI render the reports. SQL Server is the database and the web server, delivering the application through a web port, manages the session/connections, and maintains data. The product comes with SQL Server. Not bound to the cloud, but bound to SQL Server.

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                                    • Please restore the Pivot Tables to MS Access 2013

                                      Many people in my off use the pivot tables that I produced in MS Access, since the change they are now just useless datasheets. I can not expect the staff in the office to export the data and convert it to pivot tables in MS Excel. Please return this feature ASAP. Thanks

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                                      • Filemaker is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. Access databases have more users. Could Access product become a subsidiary, not just part of O365

                                        Filemaker is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. Access databases have more users. I have been using Access databases for the last 15 years. Could Access database product become an independent subsidiary of Microsoft Inc., not just part of Office 365? Hate to see this product die.

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                                        • Give us a new dll - MSJSON.dll

                                          Currently to work with XML objects from API calls we have an object model from referencing MSXML6.dll that make iterating through the response easy. With JSON we can only get strings of data that we have interpret. If you created MSJSON.dll for us we could manipulate JSON data as easily as XML and make life easier for developers dealing with API calls.

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