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  1. Macro designer is out of order

    When dragging multiple items from the navigation pane onto the macro designer window they are not inserted in the same order as they appear on the navigation pane.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • External Data Import Text File: add Regex field definitions

      when importing data from a text file allow a field to be defined by a regular expression.

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        0 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Aggregate UDF type to VBA

        Currently writing a UDF to operate on a single record when placed in the formula for the field definition is easy; however there is no way to write a UDF that shows up in the aggregate 'Total' drop down box of a group by query. An example usage would be making a 'JoinASC' UDF which would concatenate all of the aggregated data of the grouped records for the field it was applied to.

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          0 comments  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Th error "Your network access was interrupted. To continue, close the database, and the open it again." needs to be made MUCH smarter.

          When working on a database opened from LOCAL storage, network events like undocking and re-docking a laptop may trigger this error because an ODBC-connected resource was ALSO open (like a linked table in datasheet view). other open objects, like an open querydef which is NOT open in a network-attached connection to an ODBC resource now CANNOT be saved because Access will throw the above error message endlessly - and in this case, senselessly.

          The above error should only be thrown when Access cannot successfully re-attach to or reopen a failed network connection or resource. (I am obviously not counting circumstances…

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            0 comments  ·  Local Data  ·  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…

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              2 comments  ·  Local Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add conversion/export wizards for Forms and Reports - export to C# and/or PHP

              Many of us MS Access fans want to move FE to the web.
              Today there already exist good tools for migrate an Access BE to SQL Server.
              But it would be great if there also came a MS tool for migrating Forms and Reports.

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                0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Link to Outlook WebApp contacts folder

                Create a link to Outlook WebApp contacts folder.
                The connector already existing depends on an Outlook PC/MAC version to get the data from. I suggest creating a connector directly to the contact's server folder.
                That way it would be possible to edit easily a list of Outlook WebApp contacts in Access.

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                  0 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix this "Error has occurred: The database has been placed in a state by user 'Admin' on machine 'ITMANAGER'"that prevents it from being ope

                  Why dont you provide a solution instead hundreds of opinions on how to fix this "Error has occurred: The database has been placed in a state by user 'Admin' on machine 'ITMANAGER' that prevents it from being opened or locked". I have 5 days trying to solve this problem to no avail. your feedback will be appreciated. Thanks.

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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Action Query: List specific records/columns that violate index or validation

                    When running an action query, if records will be 'excluded' due to index or validation, give clear info as to what records & columns are causing the issue.

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                      1 comment  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow large lists to be uploaded to sharepoint onlibe

                      If you have an access table with a lot of rows and try to upload it to office 365 it fails.
                      I opened a support ticket on this RE: [REG:118021617660398]

                      Kathy Swallow <kswallow@microsoft.com> suggested I open a ticket here.

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                      • Make an access calendar that can hold all you contacts and their picture, and be able to print a calendar with birthdays and the picture

                        Make an access calendar that can hold all your contacts and their picture, and be able to print a calendar with birthdays and the picture

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                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Find what's calling "Enter Parameter Value"

                          When Access asks for a parameter, it's usually a bug (because something got renamed, for example). All too often, I have no idea which control is asking for the value, so I have to manually look into the source objects of every dropdown, sub control, etc. It's a HUGE pain in the neck for maintaining large forms.

                          Can we get some kind of Dev mode that would add another button to the "Enter Parameter Value" that when clicked, would show us the specific control(s) calling for the value? That would be so helpful!

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                            0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • EXCEL Import via Drag an Drop

                            Make it possible to import / link an Excel File/Table via Drag and Drop into MS Access.
                            Drag it from Excel - Drop it to e.g. an *accdb.
                            MS should asks: Import or Link ... an then do it.

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                              0 comments  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Be able to comment out multiple lines of code at a time

                              Similar to visual studio, be able to highlight multiple lines of code at a time and comment them out. Or do the reverse and be able to highlight multiple rows and uncomment them.

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                              • change the tab order functionality to be similar to visual studio where an indicator appears next to the control to see/change the order

                                When you have a lot of controls on a form and need to change the tab order, it would be great to have the functionality similar to visual studio where an indicator appears next to the control to be able to easily see/change the order

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                                • Seamless SQL Query engine

                                  It is really good to have (if not at the same level) basic MS SQL query syntax with Access. I see over the years it has never been updated.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • If Microsoft plans to increase the Sales of MS-Access, please have a MAC Version created

                                    Hello Team,
                                    The Standard Version of Office runs really cool without any doubt on a MAC. But there are millions of MAC users who don't use MAC for Graphics or Animation development but instead look at it as a Stable Machine that can run MS-OFFICE...(Wink).
                                    The real crux in the MAC Office version is MS-Access which when integrated with Outlook is a perfect combination. But the sad part is its missing and only you can make it happen.
                                    There are Millions of Applications out there which should be running on a MAC which really aren't cause there is no MAC…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Product Marketing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please provide us a utility to create Mobile Apps using MS-Access (Specially for Mobile development)

                                      Hello Team,
                                      A mobile app developed using MS-Access itself can help in creating Apps which can be used by a Sales Team which is performing marketing activities in remote locations.
                                      The mobile app can help the Sales person record the customers enquiry (Very minimum fields) and on a push of a button have it flushed to the Corporate CRM database.
                                      I'm asking for a Small Mobile App development tool which can help MS-Access run on any mobile (I'm speaking of a very very light version).
                                      This will not only make MS-Access a versatile product but millions of mobile app developers…

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                                        0 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please provide integration with a Mobile device for Capturing Images & storing them directly into a field

                                        Hello Team,
                                        It would be great if we can have a method to directly capture a picture using our mobile phone and have that picture stored directly in the Access database in a specified field. This can help in many industries not just Human Resources.

                                        Thank you in advance

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                                          0 comments  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please provide a tool to create self adjusting boxes in a Report. E.g: Invoice and Quotation type of reports

                                          Hello Team,
                                          We develop CRM applications which has one major function of creating OFFERS/QUOTATIONS & Invoices which are emailed directly to a customer.
                                          As you are aware such type of a report is directly based on a Master/Detail table format. We need a tool in the report to create self adjusting boxes for the details section of the report. So as the list of products increment in the details section the box automatically justifies itself without losing its look n feel. Please also be aware that I'm not speaking of the "Arrange" menu which gets activated in the Reports Layout…

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