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  1. Fix Bug - InStr And InStrRev

    InStr or InStrRev function results in error or crashes database if sort order is “General”).
    Work around: Options > General > New database sort order > General - Legacy’, followed by ‘compact database’.
    The behaviour is very odd in that e.g. it may or may not work first time after reboot / logon, but fails subsequently. Compacting and then restarting the database never fixes the issue.
    This problem resulted from recent (Quarter 2 to July 2020) Windows and / or Access 2019 updates.

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  2. On the main screen in Virtuoso, move the "Overall Health" column closer to the project name column.To will eliminate need to scroll over

    On the main screen in Virtuoso, move the "Overall Health" column closer to the project name column. To will eliminate need to scroll over to see the Over Health column as you look through the list

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  3. Windows Live Mail to Outlook PST Migration

    Windows Live Mail to Outlook migration requires an efficient application that easily converts WLM EML files to PST files. MailsDaddy EML to PST Converter supports all EML/EMLx based email clients including Windows Live Mail. There is no file size limit in the application so that the user can export the data as much as he/she wants. The software maintains email properties such as Bcc, Cc, subject, attachment, etc. With the help of this tool, you can easily convert Windows Live Mail files to PST simultaneously to save time. It imports email from Windows Live Mail with attachments and also supports…

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  4. Criteria language unification

    I find it annoying that everytime I send an .accdb file with multiple queries and forms to a collegue who uses ACCESS in a different language, I have to do a search/replace of every criteria in all queries and translate it to his language (for example : Forms -> Formulaire, Reports -> Etats ...)
    It would be easier is all criteria were coded by default in English, and then showed to users in their UI language? Or maybe automatically translate all criteria when UI language is changed?

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  5. Import PST to Office 365 an automated tool

    MS Office 365 email service provides various opportunities for businesses to standardize the requirement . Moving PST to Exchange Online can be formidable. EdbMails import PST to Office 365 utility does this job easy . You can migrate a particular folder or outlook data files that you want to migrate from a PST file to Office 365 tenant.

    The solution supports the migration of PST files to Office 365 including emails with attachments, tasks, notes, contacts, and calendars.

    Overview of its features:

    Direct PST file migration to Office 365 tenants
    No limitations on File Size
    Supports Incremental migration. No duplicate…

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  6. 365 Update breaking the database drivers

    This happened to a lot of our clients back in 2016.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/7964a808-81dd-49a5-8883-3d62cd03af5a/the-operating-system-is-not-presently-configured-to-run-this-application?forum=vclanguage

    I have not had this problem until this week and have gotten three calls about it. At least I can run the install of the 2010 drivers to fix it. I was told I should leave a heads up here about the issue.

    Thanks, Dan.

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  7. Automated Office 365 Migration

    EdbMails simplifies Office 365 Migration by automating the configuration and migration tasks. Effectively transfers the data between two Office 365 tenants. It allows you to migrate all the existing mailboxes, contacts and distribution groups, etc. from one Office 365 tenant to another. Its incremental migration feature avoids duplicates on the target mailbox.

    Key Features & Advantages:


    • It can perform as a single batch move that includes all of your mailboxes, contacts, and distribution group objects, etc.

    • Designed with multithreading which improves migration speed and saves lot of time.

    • Only the newly added items are migrated to your target server on…
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  8. BUG: deep hiding tables removes data from complex datatype fields

    A fellow developer reported this fairly obscure bug to me as I work extensively with what I call 'deep hidden' tables using property dbHiddenObject (MSysObjects Flags=1). If a table containing data in attachment or multi value fields is 'deep hidden', the data APPEARS to be deleted from those fields. The data is NOT restored if the tables are returned to normal.
    I have tested this and confirmed it to be true. I have also checked the contents of the related deep hidden system tables (each beginning with f_...) and the actual complex data is still present. However the user tables…

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  9. networkdays is a function in excel that provides date difference in workdays. Recommend same function be made available in MS Access

    networkdays is a key concept in service level agreement measurement and project management reporting. It measures workdays between two dates. This function exists in Excel and should be easy to port into Access

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  10. Pour Office 2016

    Bonjour j'ai perdu ma clé ou il et efface merci d'avance

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  11. Protect Rich Text Box Links

    I use Rich Text boxes to store Email Templates, so that the text looks nice as an Email and also contains HTML Web links.
    However, if anyone tries to edit the box in Rich Text mode, all the links immediately disappear

    eg: <a href="https://www.w3schools.com/">Visit W3Schools.com!</a>

    gets turned into Visit W3Schools.com!.

    Can we retain any links when editing the box in normal mode please?

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  12. Bring back table wizard

    This feature helped a lot of people to be productive I think now a lot of people are having trouble with creating a database I think with this feature it will bring back the productivity in this app other version starting in Access 95 had this great feature and I think that is gone in Access 2016/2019 people have trouble with productivity in Access

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  13. Bring back table wizard

    This feature helped a lot of people to be productive I think now a lot of people are having trouble with creating a database I think with this feature it will bring back the productivity in this app other version starting in Access 95 had this great feature and I think that is gone in Access 2016/2019 people have trouble with productivity in Access

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  14. Allow the "suggest link fields" dialogue box to be expanded (desktop version)

    I have a subform which isn't working, so I wanted to check which parent and child forms are linked.

    There is a dialogue box with a 'suggest' button.

    When I click it, the box is not resizable, so I have no idea what Access is suggesting I use to link my subform becuase the text is longer than the box allows.

    Poor show, Microsoft. Please fix.

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  15. A função "arred" no Excel arredonda o valor 10,5 para 11, mas no Access a mesma função arredonda para 10. Excel correto e access errado.

    A função "arred" no Excel arredonda o valor 10,5 para 11, mas no Access a mesma função arredonda para 10. Excel correto e access errado.

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  16. Create a built-in age function

    Create a built in age function. This function should take in birthdate and ageasof_date as inputs, and calculate age as an output.

    Datediff is close, but a little bit off, and requires adding a more complex if/then corrective function to get age fully precise.

    In cases of contractual or regulatory compliance, the added precision is required.

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  18. Modern charts - bug or by design?

    Not sure if anyone else has run into this issue. The modern charts clustered bar (was what i found this issue on) if the X axis displays a date range and that date range is fixed as month or year or day or quarter and the form is saved then if you have a method that you call in some way that tries to change the dates type (from say month to day or year to month) then this will not action. it runs; but does not actually do anything. If you design the form and change the graphs date…

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  19. Accessibility

    I've received a few request for Accessibility from our CSAM's to provide while Customer Engineers are delivering workshops. Since these requests I've not be able to find any information or anyone that can provide this information on Accessibility. If a customer need Accessibility for a workshop that is being delivered via remote or onsite it would be nice to be able to provide this as a service to our them. This would be very beneficial to our customers.

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  20. add "Find and Replace" functionality in Queries "SQL view".

    It will be really helpful to change/correct table names/references quickly.

    Many times I need to change the base table names to a different one in a complex query with formulas that refer to table names. Currently, I need to copy the SQL to notepad, make the changes and paste it back in the SQL view. However, this resets the column ordering in Datasheet view. I think "Find and Replace" is quite basic function to have while working in "SQL View".

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