I host my Access tables on Sharepoint and use Access 2016 as my front-end. I assume this means I use Access Web Services on Sharepoint? I've just randomly come across an article that says this service will be discontinued on Office 365 by April 2018, starting June 2017. Does this mean I will have access to my online tables until April 2018 ? I've contacted Office365 support to find out if I will still be able to synch my tables after April 2018, but they could provide no further information other than the article. I don't see why Office365 should discontinue a service that works perfectly fine and is supported by Sharepoint 2016 ? Please clarify
I host my Access tables on Sharepoint and use Access 2016 as my front-end. I assume this means I use Access Web Services on Sharepoint? I've just randomly come across an article that says this service will be discontinued on Office 365 by April 2018, starting June 2017. Does this mean I will have access to my online tables until April 2018 ? I've contacted Office365 support to find out if I will still be able to synch my tables after April 2018, but they could provide no further information other than the article. I don't see why Office365 should…4 votes
I am new to using Access. I would really like an easy tutorial. A beginner tutorial link would be nice.1 vote
A simple Bing search would yield additional resources.
Microsoft Power App Instructions -- need detail in the form of published books1 vote
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We recently updated our desktop Office programs from 2007 to 2016 Professional Plus. I just went to open a database and run several queries and got an ISAM error. When searching the web I found the post from here about MS bringing back support for connecting to dBASE in Office 365 only. First, it made no sense to remove it and second, why would MS only bring it back for 365? Why would MS remove this capability in the first place? Has MS committed to bringing it back and, if so, when will it be available? I now have to uninstall the latest version and install 2010. Please bring this feature back for the desktop 2016 version of Access. Are there any other things that MS arbitrarily removed from this or prior versions?
We recently updated our desktop Office programs from 2007 to 2016 Professional Plus. I just went to open a database and run several queries and got an ISAM error. When searching the web I found the post from here about MS bringing back support for connecting to dBASE in Office 365 only. First, it made no sense to remove it and second, why would MS only bring it back for 365? Why would MS remove this capability in the first place? Has MS committed to bringing it back and, if so, when will it be available? I now have to…9 votes
Please note that to enable dBase, customers will need patches for both Access and ACE:
Make the borders larger around tables in query design view. Was easier to change the size of tables seen in design view in earlier versions
Increase the width of borders around the tables seen in query design view. Earlier versions of Access (2007, 2003) had wider borders around the tables in query design view and it was easier to change the size of the table. Clicking and dragging the border to change the size of the table is much easier when the border is wider because the mouse pointer doesn't have to be in such a precise location.3 votes
There is a spelling error in Microsoft Access Expression Builder. It is in the descriptions of DLast and DFirst. It reads "Return a random record from a particualr field in a table or query when you simply need any value from that field." The word particular is spelt wrong in your description of DLast and DFirst.1 vote
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Please see Shane’s response to the included thread .
The skinny borders in the Relationship and Query Design windows mean it now takes ages to resize the tables because you need to be pixel-perfect to grab the edges. Please make them big again38 votes
Access has always been about connecting to other data sources. Excel can still connect to dBASE files, but support for Access to connect was dropped. You can see from all the chatter, that there really is a lot of people that still use dBASE files for data transfer.713 votes
We have publicly announced that dBASE file support is back.
Check out our blog post https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/07/back-by-popular-demand-dbase-file-support-in-access/
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When Access 2007 Runtime opens a password protected database the only thing on the Ribbon is the Access button (Backstage) while the user is prompted for the password.
When Access 2010 and above Runtime opens a password protected database the Home tab is shown in addition to the File (Backstage) button while the user is prompted for the password.
We have an application where the custom Ribbon only contains the File button for printing. It is confusing to the user to see the Home tab while entering the database password.10 votes
This issue has been fixed for quite some time now in the latest version of Access.
I have a Surface Pro 4 and using the trackpad to grab the lower right corner of the tables is nearly impossible. It is like there is only one pixel where it will work.3 votes
Create PDF in accdb is no problem.
Create PDF in accde or accdr crashes after 10 minutes or sporadic
only with Access 2016 (with 2007, 2010, 2013 everything is fine)33 votes
Bug fix is rolling out to customers.
Please upgrade to the latest Office version to see it,
Seems more like a bug - Other versions OK but a custom icon doesn't show in the taskbar in Access 2016.34 votes
It would be sometimes useful, to start new Databases from a template. Scince Access 2013 there are no templates avaiable on https://templates.office.com/
Please bring back the Database templates on your central Office.com hub, especially the well known Northwind Database!11 votes
Please check out the Access section in https://templates.office.com/
This idea was previously posted by me and it was closed. It's a very important idea in a product marketing sense. Ironically, NONE of the O365 Business plans include Access!90 votes
This makes it very very slow to set up a complex relationship screen as tables are very hard to resize...0 votes
PLEASE give us back Access Help like it used to be in Access 2003!9 votes
The Help system is actually a shared piece of engineering owned by a different team and surfaced within all of the Office applications. As such, this isn’t really an action item that the Access development team can take in isolation of the existing Office system.
We have passed on this feedback to the right team for their consideration. They did ask us to forward on the following information to you:
You can download an Access 2016 VBA CHM file on GitHub for offline use. You can find it here:
You can find 2013 version of VBA documentation here:
New external data sources are growing rapidly and it would be useful to keep up-to-date and have ACCESS include these new types.26 votes
In the past 6 months we introduced 2 new modern data connectors to Access – Microsoft Dynamics and SalesForce (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Access-Blog/Introducing-New-Connectors-in-Access-Microsoft-Dynamics-and/ba-p/100015)
We recognize that one of Access’ core strengths is the ability to connect to external data sources, and making investments to further expand the already available rich portfolio of external data sources.
If there are specific data sources that are interesting to you, please create a separate suggestion for them.
Fix the current issue with images not displaying in forms/reports in Access 2016. Fix the issue of copying controls with images not working.
Fix your bugs before tackling new projects/features.70 votes
I’m pleased to report that the Access 2016 image fix just went live in the system!
For MSI installs, please check out https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3114379
Click-to-run update might have a bit more delay.
I find it hard to find properties that I know exist but do not remember their order. Why can we not have a sort option on the properties?13 votes
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