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  1. Choose columns when linking to Salesforce (see power query)


    • make it possible to select a subset of fields from a Salesforce object

    Primarily, this would make it possible to work with SF objects that have exceeded the limit of 256 or whatever it is for Access. There would be other benefits too. But this alone would make the Salesforce/Access integration much more doable (right now I have to use an intermediary such as power query or sql server for these larger objects)


    • make it possible to link to Salesforce reports. (less important but very helpful)

    1 is really very necessary. I'd go so far as to say that without

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  2. Synchronize the field Notes of Outlook Contacts with Access

    You can easily synchronize your Outlook Contacts with an Access Database, but there is one field that is not synchronized: the notes field.

    I would like to have the notes synchronized with my database.

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  3. Implement support for (ADO) linking SQL tables and views using Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server

    There is only support to use the ODBC driver for linking tables and views to Access 2016/2019 databases. For ADO we need to avoid mixing connection string and database access technologies.

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  4. im bald

    im balder than bald

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  5. VISIO

    Improve the interactive data-exchange between ACCESS and VISIO.

    A visio worksheet should be integrable into a form like a chart, and the data of selected shapes could be made available as a single record.

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  6. Implement large number support in OLEDB

    When Large Number support is enabled in an access database, it becomes unavailable to OLEDB with the error "The database you are trying to open requires a newer version of Microsoft Access".

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  7. Base Access

    Hello
    I use Access since its version1. Until today I have not found an equivalent in terms of reliability and speed in development. Since then many improvements have been made on various options, except to the engine of the base. What it lacks today is native access to SQL express server. This would help with a seamless, easy and efficient transition to standard SQL server.
    Thank you.

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  8. Automatically recognize foreign keys in the relationship view when connected to MySQL

    At present the foreign keys aren't recognized when connected to MySQL over ODBC. Neither are they shown in the relationship view.

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  9. New Linked Table Manager - quick fix for Escape key

    In the new Linked Table Manager, when I click the Relink/Add/Delete/Edit button a dialog is shown. If I press the Escape key, I expect that dialog to close, which it does, but the Linked Table Manager also closes. This behavior is annoying.

    Please change these dialogs so pressing Escape only closes the top window.

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  10. ONE DRIVE - Survey Creation and Data Collection

    As One Drive is Cloud based, I'd like questionnaire templates that I can then customize for my interests / requirements using either MS Excel or MS Access. Then once created, I'd like to be able to 1) Invite Specific Respondents to fill in the questionnaire via a link; and 2) Post the Survey on a separate website with the data being saved in my specified One Drive Folder. It would be great if the templates or template forms came with easy-to-use or paste items for building the questionnaire such as contact info, date formats, text formats number formats, logic formats,…

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  11. When I set the form recordset to an ADODB recordset, things no longer work the same as when I just use a linked table.

    Fix Access so using an ADODB recordset works the same as a linked backend table

    When I set the form recordset to an ADODB recordset, things no longer work the same as when I just use a linked table.

    For example, a Subdatasheet no longer uses the "Link Master Fields" and "Link Child Fields" form properties.

    When the end user tries to use the autofilters, they just get an error message.

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  12. ACCDE Bug with build 1808 Access 365 Home version

    You can no longer link to an ACCDE back end. This needs to be fixed!

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  13. Extend exporting/importing/linking tables to/from a SQL-Server

    I think it would be very nice if ODBC-Connections to a SQL-Server would preserve:
    a) The Primary Key constraint while exporting.
    b) Constraints like default values while exporting.
    c) Extended properties like 'MS_Description' while exporting.
    d) Auto value/IDENTITY while exporting.

    And also b) + c) while importing or linking tables.
    While a) + d) still works (sometimes) while importing or linking, it does not work in a one to one fashion.

    The Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant for Access (32-Bit) is, unfortunately, buggy (or completely broken after v7.3.0) and extremely slow to open even medium-sized databases.

    Once upon a time,…

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  14. Fix new Settings Incompatibility Bug

    I believe I have hit a new bug in ACCESS.
    This conflict shows up when a front end using standard Access SQL connects to a Back-end using SQL Server Syntax (ANSI92).
    It results in very strange behavior with Combo-Boxes failing to Auto-Complete and Wildcard Queries not returning results.
    Access 2010 is immune! Phew.

    It is repeatable and can be reproduced by following the process:
    There appears to be a new bug in ACCESS 365 / Click to Run.
    It DOES NOT EXHIBIT on Access 2010, but I have not tested with 2013.

    Issue: Combo Boxes (drop-downs) fail to Auto-Complete List…

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  15. External Data Import Text File: add Regex field definitions

    when importing data from a text file allow a field to be defined by a regular expression.

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  16. convert MDE TO MDB

    How Can I Convert MDE To MDB Wth VBA , If Unlock Possible?!!! Or Export Forms Or Reports To New Application

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  17. BUG - Linked Table Manager removes tables from custom groups in Navigation Pane

    Case: user creates custom views in Navigation Pane and puts tables to custom groups for navigation convenience. If such table is a linked table, any relink with Link Table Manager now removes the table from custom group, putting it into a single heap of "Unassigned Objects". This makes navigation a pain. This was not a default behavior several updates ago. All tables stayed in their places. Please fix this bug.

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  18. add the data file/table name being imported on saved imports.

    I have some saved imports that pull in multiple tables from our ERP system. I believe it would be informative to know which "step" in the import is active by showing the table name on the status bar. Right now it shows "Importing. Press and hold ESC to stop." Expanding that to "Importing table xxxxxxxx - Press and hold ESC to stop."

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  19. json linking

    People asked for exporting and importing json data but what about linking to json data?

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  20. SQL Server - Linked Tables: Add discription to field names in development mode.

    In MS Access its easy to add descriptions to fields in table editor. These descriptions are neither taken over when using ssma nor are they brought back to Access when already existing in sql server.

    I've written a vba-script that creates an T_SQL script to create all field descriptions of a table. But even if descriptions exists they are not reshown in the linked table.

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