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  1. Release an Office 2019 Access Runtime

    The Access Team previously stated that "Access is included in all Office 365 plans and Access 2016 Runtime click-to-run is also available for customers".
    This leaves a gap for anyone that has installed a lower version of Office 2019 that does not include Access. The Access 2016 runtime will not install as it is MSI, the Office 365 access runtime will not install as it clashes with Office 2019, which it insists you uninstall.
    We are having to tell our customers to not install Office 2019.
    So please can we have a runtime that plays nicely with Office 2019

    111 votes
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      12 comments  ·  Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      The current plan is to make Access RT 2019 available for customers to install from the Office Deployment Tool. This should be available in the second half of 2019.
      The recommendation for Office 2019 perpetual consumers, is (and will remain) to install the free version of O365 Access Runtime from the download page.

    • Fix Windows 10 1803 Frontend - Backend corruption issues

      We have some databases with a split front end (stored on local computer) and backend (stored on a server mapped via relative path) using Access 2016 (build 9126.2259). Since upgrading many computers to Windows 10 1803 the backend database constantly becomes corrupt. We have to disable the three caches referenced in the article linked below in order for the corruption to stop, but this makes file server operations much slower while also causing unnecessary network traffic. We never had this issue on Windows 10 1703.

      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-7/ff686200(v=ws.10)

      126 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Access database in an inconsistent state...Windows 10 1803 update

        Access database in an inconsistent state....since the release of Windows 10, 1803 our significant percentage of our 3500 customers have consistently lost connection to the back-end database and been forced to stop work during the day to repair their database. Only recently did we discover the leasing fix. In the meantime, our product reputation has been adversely affected. Please release a production update since many of the IT people have refused to make the lanmanserver registry entry and are waiting for the Windows update. HELLO MICROSOFT PLEASE HELP!!

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          3 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When a query fails due to data type mismatch - tell us what field in the error message.

          When a query fails due to data type mismatch or some other field specific error - tell us what field in the error message.

          21 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a TreeGrid Control

            A TreeGrid control could be used in forms, or as just a Tree control. This should be a somewhat customizable look and feel.

            28 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • JSON import/export

              Given the widespread use JSON as a data transport, we should have:

              Application.ImportJSON
              Application.ExportJSON

              like we have:

              Application.ImportXML
              Application.ExportXML

              There are a few libraries out there – replacing these with one or a few lines of code would be extremely useful.

              78 votes
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                5 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Form position properties (x and y) to window screen

                It would be great if access form (either overlapped or popup form) has X and Y poperty fixed to active screen (measurement in twips). As far I know, the property LEFT and TOP are relative to their window (most value are 0 if a form in topmost or leftmost.

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                  2 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bug Report -- Application Crashing after update

                  We had this problem back in August with MSAccess 64 bit on Office 365 crashing after a windows update. Once again, the same issue: Access is crashing multiple times per day because of bugs introduced by Microsoft during the update process.

                  Faulting application name: MSACCESS.EXE, version: 16.0.11126.20196, time stamp: 0x5c2dc930
                  Faulting module name: OLEAUT32.dll, version: 10.0.17134.48, time stamp: 0xebd737a3
                  Exception code: 0xc0000005
                  Fault offset: 0x000000000008a06d
                  Faulting process id: 0x1180
                  Faulting application start time: 0x01d4ac28476e5591
                  Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\MSACCESS.EXE
                  Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\OLEAUT32.dll
                  Report Id: 5c83adec-0c56-4e22-b261-5d638b46b548
                  Faulting package full name:
                  Faulting package-relative application ID:

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                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Limits are reached - if I open one more form: Error 3048: Cannot open any more databases

                    I have 2 reports and 1 form open. Each of theses has complex data sources (with many joins, subqueries...). If I open an fourth report - I get the error message.

                    I think the limits are to low. Please upgrade them.

                    11 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow arrow up/down keys to move between previous/next row in continuous form

                      In a datasheet form we can navigate left/right as well as up/down, navigating between different rows of the recordset.

                      In continuous forms the up/down errors behave the same as left/right.

                      Nowadays, to achieve the described behavior we have to catch the KeyDown event in a continuous form and MoveNext or MovePrevious with error handling for first/last record etc.

                      Instead the behavior should be the same as in datasheet form.
                      There can be an option similar to "Move after <Enter>".

                      41 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Increase the font size of queries shown in SQL view

                        When you show a query in SQL view the font size is minute. There seems to be no way of enlarging it.

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                          1 comment  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow setting background color for Access desktop, and to change colors for form and report borders

                          I would like to use the grey background color of Access 2003 and also its blue border color for forms and reports. But now the background color of Access 2016 is white and the border color for forms and reports is white. In Access 2010 you were able to reproduce the 2003 look by setting some options, but that has been removed in Access 2016. Please advise if this capability exists, or please add it.

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                            1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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 →
                            • Export / Import VBA IDE settings (including editor format)

                              Export / Import VBA IDE settings (including editor format)

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                                0 comments  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Access 2016: Form border width is too narrow .

                                Sizeable MDI forms in Access 2016 have a single-pixel border that is very hard to grab with the mouse.

                                The form borders show as a single-pixel whether the form mode is "no border", "dialog", "sizable" or "thin".

                                One work-around is to make the form a popup form, but if you make every single form in the database popup, you lose the MDI functionality and the ability to have a genuine popup form. When everything is on top then effectively nothing is.

                                This creates a serious accessibility issue particularly when combined with the fact that MS Access forms and controls don't…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • improve performance of conditional formating

                                  conditional formating is a great feature but slow when data is not small and forms flicker. Can you please improve that?
                                  By the way: Shadows of Buttons flicker too.

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                                    • Bug Report: MSACCESS.EXE in ProcMon shows hundred of thousands of ReadFile Operations to a temp file

                                      After update to Office 365 ProPlus 1808, a my customer start complaining about very unresponsive form in an application they have been using for many years.
                                      I have been testing and checking for several days (with SQL Profiler, Wireshark packet sniffer and ProcMon), and seems the problem is reading %userprofile%\appdata\Local\Temp\JET8F62.tmp, which MSACCESS.EXE is doing a ReadFile Operation to. When the applications start to get unresponsive, many thousand reads are done to the same temp file. I have tried to change ODBC Driver (ordinary SQL Server v10, ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server, V2017.172), I have tried to convert the .MDB…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Control-A to Select All in Query Design View

                                        In previous versions of Access, I could use Control-A to select all fields in a table within the query design view, then Control-Click on the certain field(s) to de-select. It is not always preferential to use the asterisk, particularly if you are doing something other than a delete query. This used to be supported, but looks like it went away after I upgraded to Office365. Thanks.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • please fix the jump occurring when scrolling in the navigation pane of Access 2016

                                          When scrolling in the navigation pane of Access 2016 on a Windows 10 box, the list always 'jumps" back up to a higher place than I have scrolled to. Though I have applied a few changes to my mouse and set screen enlargement to 100% (which is not realistic for me as the font is too small), the screen still jumps. I never had an issue in previous versions of Access. From researching a fix, It appears to be a long standing and unaddressed issue. It's a migraine trigger when the screen jumps and I'm trying to find something in…

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