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  1. When a datasheet is filtered, the download button should respect the filter.

    If a user has selected the rows that they are interested in by means of the filters on the datasheet they will expect that the download will deliver a spreadsheet with those rows. Instead they are getting the full list of records and must repeat the filter in excel.

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    • Editable Crosstab Control (Bound to underlying tables)

      My idea is similar to the one called "Provide a native grid control similar to the visual studio gridview or even the old flexgrid" EXCEPT I want it to be a BOUND crosstab that is editable. This blog describes how to fake an editable crosstab, but it is a lot of work http://alisadev.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-fake-editable-crosstab-in.html. My best example is that for a school, they want to view the grades in a grid, but be able to edit them. Classes go down the side, Quarters go across the top, and Grades will be in the middle. When the user is hand-entering the…

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      • Have a 'Total' Option

        If you select part of a column in Excel, it will provide a total as well as the number of rows selected.

        It would be great to have this feature in Access.

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        • Fix saving column order in datasheet view

          I have noticed this issue whereby you move columns and when the user exits the form, the datasheet columns revert back to the original (pre-saved) order. The work around I found was to hide/show columns, toggle one field on then off, close dialogue and then it will save. Not very intuitive.

          Thanks for fixing.

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          • Drag a datasheet to Excel

            Instead of manual ctl-A, Ctl-c, open excel, new worksheet, ctl-v.

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            • Allow Object Model Manipulation of the ctl.Filter.ValueList.RowSource in a Form Datasheet

              The Filter Value List in datasheets is set to scan the full recordset's field to display a unique list. This takes time and i/o in a pure .accdb recordsource and worse, will not work if the recordset is based directly on an ODBC attached source.

              Many Filter Value Lists are sourced from fields which are foreign keys to look up tables - we could intervene by feeding the look up table as source for the Filter Value List.

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              • Allow disable of filter icon on datasheet at the bottom.

                On many forms I create, I include filtering fields at the top of the form, a filter and clear filter button and the datasheet below. If the user unclicks the filter on the datasheet, this causes issues as the filtering on the form above is not cleared at the same time because the main form does not know about the "unfiltering" below. If the datasheet view had a property that controlled the "filtered" button option. If disabled, just show the word filtered if it has been but not clickable.

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                • Increase the size of the record display in datasheet view footer

                  Right now the size is not big enough in many cases depending on the number of records. Since datasheets are usually wide anyway, this can be easily increased.

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