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  1. 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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  2. Where are you

    It has become obvious in reviewing this hub that Microsoft has no interest in feedback. Unless I am missing something, out of all the feedbacks provided, Microsoft has only tagged 3 for future consideration, and they are all dated years ago, and has followed thru on none.

    What is the point to this feedback channel?

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  3. asset transfer

    if i have several business location and need to mobilize asset from a place to another and need to keep track record of asset then a transfer from - to has to be available.

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  4. Idea on Access

    save access on the cloud. Just like you can save any other office document on the cloud, the reason behind 365 to begin with. I don't understand why most of the platforms in office moved to the cloud except access. I mean, I have not had the time to test every single application in Office, but from OneNote, to word, to excel, and others, it is possible to save them on the cloud, and being able to access them at a later time, on other computers without having to carry the whole thing with you.

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  5. Build an integration for Zapier

    https://zapier.com/apps/microsoft-access/integrations

    The above link has the option for a developer from the Access team to log in to the Developer Platform on Zapier to build an integration. Access is a vital part of running the backend of our law firm but we use a different platform for our frontend. It would be much quicker and more efficient if we were able to sync data from our frontend to our backend.

    3 votes
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  6. I just want to say this is AMAZING Database.

    This is an AMAZING database. I am using it to catalogue my HUNDREDS of MAD Magazines. I was originally planning to build my own but then came across this. Did a bit of fiddling with some fields and tables to make it a little more appropriate for my needs but FANTASTIC work - well done!!!!

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  7. Make it possible to refresh Access.Printers without having to restart Access

    When using msaccess.exe via RemoteApp, sometimes printers are missing in the Access.Printers collection. But if you open Devices & Printers from the RemoteApp, you can see that they're there in the OS, but they were probably installing when Access was starting.

    Relaunching msaccess.exe cures the issue, but if it were possible to run a function to refresh Access's list of printers, that would be a preferable solution.

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  8. Fix inlined member calls, on user objects on 64-bit VBA

    In 64-bit VBA hosts, inlined member calls on user objects don't work like on 32-bit VBA hosts.

    Given a UserClass with a getter/setter and a Class_Terminate handler (even it is empty).
    And in a TestModule a factory procedure returning an instance of this class and also setting the setter.

    When I now use this procedure and inline check the value of the getter like in the following sample, it results in a different behaviour compared to 32-bit VBA:

    If CreateUserClass(True).TheValue Then

    Please take a look in the attached text file for a complete sample:

    UserClass.cls:

    Private mValue As Boolean

    Private…

    3 votes
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  9. Menu builder or Ribbon for our plicatives that are persisted on other computers

    Until the 2003 version of Office it was possible to create custom menu bars forour applications. As of the 2007 release this has been discontinued.

    It would be great if a way to build menu or ribbon for our systems were implemented. Because what is already possible to create, is not part of the database application but of Office Access itself and is not exported to our final application when used on another computer.

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  10. 3 votes
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. 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.

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  13. Make an access calendar that can hold all you contacts and their picture, and be able to print a calendar with birthdays and the picture

    Make an access calendar that can hold all your contacts and their picture, and be able to print a calendar with birthdays and the picture

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  14. Allow Customization of Access Chart Colors.

    It seems bizarre to me there's no way to change the color scheme of different pie charts etc. It would improve the visual look and feel of reports and dashboards immensely if we could customise the "new and modern" charts a bit more!

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  15. java

    Java Driver
    please create a driver for java, so that it would be able to create a android frontend to accdb-databases

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  16. 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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  17. 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.

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  18. Add the LOGEST function (which is in Excel) to Access

    Excel has the function LOGEST that is used in regression analysis. The LOGEST function calculates an exponential curve that fits your data and returns an array of values that describes the curve.

    We use this function in our Excel models. I am attempting to rewrite some of these in Access but the LOGEST is not available in Access. It seems that all the functions available in Excel should also be available in Access.

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  19. Printing Vertical

    Maps can't be rotated when creating images to print. True.

    But if there are "4x6" and "8.5x11" sheet sizes, is it not possible to also create "6x4" and "11x8.5" sheet sizes so that there is at least one other orientation option. (Some text might be oriented wrong, but for some territory shapes it would be worth the slight inconvenience)

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