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  1. 3 votes
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  2. "Open Databases using Record-Level Locking" does not work reliably

    Often no lines are locked at all, sometimes multiple lines which are not being edited are locked. In addition data only automatically refreshes occasionally and does not properly sync when there are different edits on different instances.
    This was tested both opening the same file twice on one computer and opening the same file on a shared drive with different computers.

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  3. Cross platform

    If I can not play with playstion friend then I mit aswell bye a palystation to play with them Because this is going to decrease sails or stop them.

    3 votes
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  4. Access Professional 365 and Access Desktop Two new versions

    Draw a line under the product. Create 2 products:
    Express/User version which ONLY has macros. (no VB projects)
    The express version can be further tweaked to prevent creation of multi user projects

    Professional/Enterprise Developer version for Developers

    with the some stripped out features put back

    The Pro version features:

    1.The this version should also allow simple targeting of Mobile devices.
    2.Source control
    3.AZURE SQL and SQL Server projects

    This will Sell MORE cloud services

    4.Improve the crappy forms projects so they are as good as VS.NET (Express....)

    5.Improve reports and integrate with SQL Server reporting.
    Create PDF reporting

    6.Scrap the…

    3 votes
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  5. 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.

    2 votes
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  6. make Access easier to use

    I have an idea that will make (Access) better (easier to use).
    it will take more than 25 words to explain my suggestion.
    ?how can I present my idea to someone at Microsoft?
    jerry gentry (waØh) .. programming professionally since 1963
    jerrywa0h@sbcglobal.net

    4 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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  8. 12 votes
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  9. 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"...

    8 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Fix a bug in the Application.PlainText() method

    I found a bug in the Application.PlainText() method. This method "Strips the rich text formatting from a string and returns an unformatted text string."

    I don't know where else to report a bug like this. I reported the CTRL+A SQL editor bug to UserVoice and it was fixed.

    I am writing a SQL formatter that will adjust the layout and colorize a SQL statement in a Rich Text box. I expect PlainText() to remove Rich Text formatting without corrupting the SQL statement.

    You can reproduce this bug in the Immediate Window.

    ? PlainText("SELECT Record_ID,<BR>'Hello ' & Name")

    correctly returns:

    SELECT…

    1 vote
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  12. pin to taskbar access db in windows 10

    Unable to pin to taskbar my access db application

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  13. term dates

    Please add the ability to set term dates, like quarters can be done (so like spring, summer, winter) and possibly add holiday versions as well/customisable amounts.

    3 votes
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  14. 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?

    11 votes
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  15. Navigation Control Bug Causing State Loss and VBA Project Reset

    Clicking on two different tabs of Navigation control each tab containing a subform is causing state loss in the VBA environment. Running code is reset, all static and object references are lost.

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  16. 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 if you…
    4 votes
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  17. Buy out EverythingAccess.com's vbWatchdog add-in and incorporate it into VBA

    Error-handling: Buy out EverythingAccess.com's vbWatchdog add-in and incorporate it into VBA. It makes error-handling so much easier and much like that in .NET.

    18 votes
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  18. Enable Password Decryption using a different Password

    Users having the ability to Decrypt the Database is a huge security liability. Unencrypted databases enable Remote Queries which are very simple to create. Even the System Tables can be access by Remote Queries from another database.

    4 votes
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  19. Make Access an SDI program

    I mis-wrote yesterday. What I propose is that Access offer an SDI user interface - Forms etc.. don't have to be modal and display in separate windows. Word and Excel have been upgraded to that mode of display, why not Access.

    6 votes
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  20. Add a VBA method to the Navigation Pane so the Search Bar text can be cleared or set

    I have developed a few Access Add-ins that I use to extend the development environment (like a Navigation Pane replacement with features like Access 2003). I'm able to use VBA to select an object on the Navigation Pane, but only if it's visible in the current Search filter. I'd like you to add a method to the Navigation Pane so I can clear the Search Bar, or even better allow me to set the value. Does adding a method like this cause a lot of heartache for the Access team?

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