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)

    559 votes
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      40 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring Access to the year 2017

      OK, enough of COM controls and VBA programming. The controls need a complete overhaul that look like and act like year 2017 controls not 1981 controls. We need more controls that you would find in .net interface. The chart control, datashets and almost all other controls need to be moved out of the COM world. Creating a dashboard in near impossible with the current controls and layout handling.

      Also VBA is ok but very limited compared to .net. Both are your products why not integrate them.

      We need a true grid control, better comboboxs, true PDF support, better and attractive…

      9 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix rendering of VBA UserForms with Parent controls (eg. Frames) in Access 2003+ file formats

        The Access 2000 mdb format supports VBA UserForms with normal and parent controls, but all database formats beyond Access 2003 (ACCDB) only render UserForms that do not include Parent controls.

        Being able to reuse UserForms across VBA hosts is a very useful way of reusing code and User Interfaces, but a runtime error (Error 75) occurs when trying to render a UserForm in an ACCDB database format, when there is a Parent control (such as a Frame or MultiPage control) present.

        Parent controls enable rich functionality and more intuitive UI, but Access fails to render the forms, with an error…

        21 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create PDF-File with merge function

          Create more than one PDF-File from the Report and merge the PDF-File to one PDF-File

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          • Keep trusted location and file across Access version

            When a user trust a file or location, it should be unecessary to re-trust the file or location again after update to new version of Ms Access.

            Two problems with this behaviour:
            1) As mentionend, it is strange for the user having to re-trust Access Application after it is trusted on previous version
            2) I use automation to run utility Access file from main Access app. They reside in same, trusted location as main app. If New version of Access breaks trusted location, then it will not help if user Accepts the main app as trusted - the utility apps…

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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.

              2 votes
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              • Async and await

                Async and await like .net.
                Access as an application that connects to remote data (sql server or web apis) and then freezes on every call makes no good user experience.

                3 votes
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                • Package accdr with the runtime

                  Please make Access package the runtime with mde/accde/accdr into a standalone EXE like VFP and RBase to avoid the annoying setup and version conflict and make it a truly stand alone app.

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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!

                    545 votes
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                    • Put more Access 2007 Background Colour in Access 2016

                      We find that the background colour selection in Access 2016 are way too restrictive (blinding white). Access 2007 has a light blue background and is pleasing to the eye. Would it be possible to include in Access 2016 along with other colour options?

                      4 votes
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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

                        33 votes
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                        • Make 32-bit Access large address aware (LAA)

                          Now that the 32-bit version of Outlook 2016 becomes large address aware (see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Large-Address-Aware-in-Outlook-2016-ea0913e4-2917-4456-b0ea-935dbd57ef02), it would be great to get that for MS Access as well.

                          (We hit the 2GB barrier every now and then when batch-exporting MS Access reports as PDF. Having 4GB support would be great. Upgrading to Office 64-bit is usually not an option in corporate environments depending on third-party add-ins.)

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                          • Support BigInt in Access 2016 Runtime

                            The Access 2016 Runtime is currently based on the MSI version of Access 2016. It does not support v16.7 file format databases using the BigInt data type and throws an error when trying to open one of these databases.

                            Please release a version of the Access Runtime that can support BigInt numbers and databases in the v16.7 format.

                            7 votes
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                            • Ctrl+A in a textbox should select all text instead of all records

                              Currently, when I'm in a form's textbox and I instinctively hit Ctrl+A to select all text (just like any other Windows application), nothing happens. Or so you may think, in fact everything happens! All records get selected, and if you dare hit the wrong button while you think you have selected all text of the textbox, woe is unto you.

                              Should Access really be different from all other programs out there? Why should a user think that when in a textbox and hitting ctrl+A it won't select the text?

                              Of course, there are workarounds (like a VBA function that hijacks…

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Developer helpers

                                1. Fix all the tiny dialogs to at a minimum be sizable.
                                2. Modify the linked tables manager to sort by data source. Since you can only relink one datasource at a time it makes absolutely no sense to sort alphabetically, especially when the window is so small that you can't even read half the table names, either do this easily by sorting by data source or even better by creating a source drop down and using that to filter so the form only shows tables from a particular source. I have a sample I created for my own use…

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                                • Create a truly locked down FE format

                                  ULS was a pain and way too many people implemented it incorrectly but it did serve a function which we have lost. People who develop Access apps for others need a way to completely lock down the FE. The .accde doesn't cut it because users can still modify tables, queries, and macros. We need something that acts like the .accdr but which isn't a trick. I understand why creating an .exe is not an option but you should be able to create a "permanent" format that acts like .accdr but which can't be undone by simply renaming the file. That…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Automatically demote references the way you promote them when app is run using different version of Office

                                    Fix references to demote as well as promote (at least for Office versions). If the app doesn't work, it's on me. Just provide a meaningful message.

                                    Early binding is much more efficient and it is also easier to code because of all the intellisense available. But most environments are mixed and your policy of of not demoting references forces developers to either maintain multiple development environments or to always work in the oldest environment they need to support OR to use late binding and completely give up all the short AND long-term advantages of early binding.

                                    Please fix this. I…

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                                    • For medium bandwidth connections to SQL Server attached tables speed issue

                                      For medium/lower bandwidth connections to SQL Server attached tables, Access datasheet performance (scrolling, window refreshes) slows down when "allow additions" is set to false and "allow edits" is true. If set to true but set to false on form open, the performance is good.

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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!!!

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Fix Crash when setting a filter in a Report in a Navigation Control (Access 2013/2016)

                                          I have a form with a navigation control. In a navigation button, I set the Navigation Target to the Report "rpt_Test". In the Open event of rpt_Test, I set a filter:

                                          Private Sub Report_Open(Cancel As Integer)

                                          Me.Filter = "TestID > 5"
                                          Me.FilterOn = True

                                          ' Access crashes on the End Sub Statement in the second execution
                                          End Sub

                                          When I navigate to this button, the Report_Open event is fired twice, and the crash occurs on the Exit Sub the second time around. It is a hard crash with the message "Access has stopped working".
                                          I can produce the crash as…

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