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  1. Access Link Table Manager

    In the Link Table Manager, when users chooses "Select All" it should relink all tables at once rather than hitting "ok" button to confirm if that table should be relink.

    74 votes
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      1 comment  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Access database in an inconsistent state...Windows 10 1803 update

      Access database in an inconsistent state....since the release of Windows 10, 1803 our significant percentage of our 3500 customers have consistently lost connection to the back-end database and been forced to stop work during the day to repair their database. Only recently did we discover the leasing fix. In the meantime, our product reputation has been adversely affected. Please release a production update since many of the IT people have refused to make the lanmanserver registry entry and are waiting for the Windows update. HELLO MICROSOFT PLEASE HELP!!

      27 votes
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        1 comment  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix Windows 10 1803 Frontend - Backend corruption issues

        We have some databases with a split front end (stored on local computer) and backend (stored on a server mapped via relative path) using Access 2016 (build 9126.2259). Since upgrading many computers to Windows 10 1803 the backend database constantly becomes corrupt. We have to disable the three caches referenced in the article linked below in order for the corruption to stop, but this makes file server operations much slower while also causing unnecessary network traffic. We never had this issue on Windows 10 1703.

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-7/ff686200(v=ws.10)

        48 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow arrow up/down keys to move between previous/next row in continuous form

          In a datasheet form we can navigate left/right as well as up/down, navigating between different rows of the recordset.

          In continuous forms the up/down errors behave the same as left/right.

          Nowadays, to achieve the described behavior we have to catch the KeyDown event in a continuous form and MoveNext or MovePrevious with error handling for first/last record etc.

          Instead the behavior should be the same as in datasheet form.
          There can be an option similar to "Move after <Enter>".

          40 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Control-A to Select All in Query Design View

            In previous versions of Access, I could use Control-A to select all fields in a table within the query design view, then Control-Click on the certain field(s) to de-select. It is not always preferential to use the asterisk, particularly if you are doing something other than a delete query. This used to be supported, but looks like it went away after I upgraded to Office365. Thanks.

            5 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • he was runing

              we tell he no running and he runing

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                1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • JSON import/export

                  Given the widespread use JSON as a data transport, we should have:

                  Application.ImportJSON
                  Application.ExportJSON

                  like we have:

                  Application.ImportXML
                  Application.ExportXML

                  There are a few libraries out there – replacing these with one or a few lines of code would be extremely useful.

                  67 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Tab Control bug

                    When you cut controls in a form & paste them into a tab control they lose all of their links to event procedures.

                    6 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I am trying to import data from .csv and missing the ability to import a field formatted as a simple date.

                      I was looking for Microsoft Access assistance for an issue I'm having with importing date data from a .csv file. I'd like to import as Date, Short Date. The only option I'm seeing is Date with Time, which does not work when importing my date data. Using the date with time option actually deletes all of the dates that I'm trying to import. If I select text, I need to go in and change all date fields after each import to be date, short date formatted. Help please! Am I missing something? Can this be fixed, or will I need…

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                        2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • how to create new file?

                        it just shows up open column i lick on new not

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Replace VBA with VBA.net.

                            Replace VBA with VBA.net. You exist because of your customer. Develop solutions to your customers' needs, not your agenda. CUSTOMERS' NEEDS = VBA.NET! I don't understand why your company does not grasp this necessity. Good grief!!

                            23 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Increase the maximum file size from 2GB upwards

                              I know that this idea has been floated twice before and I also note that the Access team have responded and indicated that this is not part of the development and I also note that its been closed so more votes cannot be taken on it. Thought it was important to re-open because its actually quite a popular idea. I understand that SQL Server / SQL Azure or SQL Express are the way to go if users are wanting larger backends but for quick and dirty working for ETL projects or random data analysis of large datasets individuals may not…

                              67 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Local Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow to enter criteria at the join level

                                Left join categories c on c.id = p.catgoryId and p.price > 100

                                This can be done in most SQL DBs, including SQL Server, but is not allowed in Access

                                4 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Gui ribbon editor

                                  Allow access developers to create or edit a ribbon with a gui rather than having to write xml.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • design wizzard to transform old apps in modern design

                                    there are so many good working Access applications but too many look Grey-old like norhwind.
                                    Please make a simple Transformation wizzard for forms to Change the design of all existing forms in one Application. Change Color, font, increase space between controls, bring alle Buttons to a modern design and Standard Actions on buttons with a modern Icon, endless forms with alterning Colors ….
                                    this could increase the value of many Access applications and the Image of access!

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                                      1 comment  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • please fix the jump occurring when scrolling in the navigation pane of Access 2016

                                      When scrolling in the navigation pane of Access 2016 on a Windows 10 box, the list always 'jumps" back up to a higher place than I have scrolled to. Though I have applied a few changes to my mouse and set screen enlargement to 100% (which is not realistic for me as the font is too small), the screen still jumps. I never had an issue in previous versions of Access. From researching a fix, It appears to be a long standing and unaddressed issue. It's a migraine trigger when the screen jumps and I'm trying to find something in…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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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                                          0 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Release an Office 2019 Access Runtime

                                          The Access Team previously stated that "Access is included in all Office 365 plans and Access 2016 Runtime click-to-run is also available for customers".
                                          This leaves a gap for anyone that has installed a lower version of Office 2019 that does not include Access. The Access 2016 runtime will not install as it is MSI, the Office 365 access runtime will not install as it clashes with Office 2019, which it insists you uninstall.
                                          We are having to tell our customers to not install Office 2019.
                                          So please can we have a runtime that plays nicely with Office 2019

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                                            0 comments  ·  Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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