Access (Desktop Application)

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  1. Make Access THE go to tool for RAD against SQL.

    Don't ditch Access as it is in favour of the web apps. Make Access THE go to tool for rapid application development against SQL databases. Integrate SQL tools within Access. Freshen up the forms and reports designers, AND the VBA editor. Make it easier to lock down the finished application so users can't bypass the start up options and get to design and data.
    Yes, we have >net, VB/C# etc. but to build a quick app for departmental use, Access has got to be the tool of choice.

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      2 comments  ·  Local Data  ·  Admin →
    • accde should also remove the ablity to modify tables and queries

      When one creates an accde database, Ms access 2007 SP3 up to 2016 should also remove the ability to modify tables and queries.

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        5 comments  ·  Local Data  ·  Admin →
      • USysNotes Object for documentation

        When creating objects such as forms and reports it would useful to be able to have a dialogue form where you can key in notes and a date to keep documentation current. Have a few columns for date, user notes and developer notes. On the ribbon, have a notes icon which will open the notes to the current object for display and edit. Have it link to the ID Field in Msysobject table.

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          7 comments  ·  Local Data  ·  Admin →
        • Add a .Workspace property to the DATABASE object. Also, add Properties to the WORKSPACE to reflect whether any TRANSACTTIONS are open.

          There is currently no pointer from an open Database handle to point back to the Workspace it is a part of. There should be - we get away with this because Workspaces(0)(0) is the detault 99.999% of the time. However, what if it isn't? We can't tell form looking at the open database handle, and that's actually pa problem, especially if one needs to react, say in a bit of generic error handling code, to any pending/open/hanging TRANSACTIONS in the relevant WORKSPACE.

          Which brings me to the second point - there is no available STATUS properties of the DBEngine, Workspace,…

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          • Create error log file for all messages but it must include enough audit info

            Perhaps like a sql server log file, create a file of with error messages using err.object properties but the records must include application db, user, date/time, object(access object), module, procedure.

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            • There should be a feature to disable the ability to export all objects in access desktop database

              There should be a feature to disable the ability to export all objects in access 2007 SP3 up to access 2016 desktop database, regardless whether the database is passworded or not.

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