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  1. Display Form Caption when Minimized

    In previous releases of Microsoft Access, a minimized form would display at least a few characters of the form caption before showing the restore, max, close buttons.

    Sample:
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhezOlimTLoah_40R2mSOThcj5cFiQ?e=BlON97

    In current builds of Access, the restore, max, close buttons consume all of the width of the minimized window, leaving no room for even a portion of the form caption to be displayed.

    Sample:
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhezOlimTLoah_41HY08IxXU44DUrw?e=rpFGd1

    If multiple forms are minimized, the user is no longer able to make an informed choice about which minimized Window to restore.

    Suggestion:
    Please make the width of minimized forms wider so that the caption (which…

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  2. PROBLEM --Linked table manager Access 2019 Allows to refresh only one table and then click OK And so for all the tables

    PROBLEM --Linked table manager Access 2019 Allows to refresh only one table and then click OK And so for all the tables

    Description of actions

    After pressing RELINK

    A window opens where I enter the DSN information

    Clicking OK
    A window opens

    And I had to click more than 100 times After each click

    There is a message Succeeded Next to the table name

    And a new window opens

    And I had to click OK .......

    More than 100 times ....

    Is there a solution to the problem?

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  3. Support for geospatial data

    One of the massive gaps in Access is support for geospatial data. I would like to be able to use Access to store, manipulate and view geographic data, using a geography and/or geometry data type.

    3 votes
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  4. BugFix Request: Garbage in Tab Control Labels

    When you set a Tab control not to use theme, the tabs title labels use to get corrupted, getting garbage and text artifacts around. Sometimes it is even impossible to read. And amazingly it happen also in the tabs of the access properties sheet of form and controls

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  6. Add the LOGEST function (which is in Excel) to Access

    Excel has the function LOGEST that is used in regression analysis. The LOGEST function calculates an exponential curve that fits your data and returns an array of values that describes the curve.

    We use this function in our Excel models. I am attempting to rewrite some of these in Access but the LOGEST is not available in Access. It seems that all the functions available in Excel should also be available in Access.

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  7. Bug fix requested: ControlTip text does not always show when On Mouse Move event used

    In Access 2016 the ControlTip Text may not show on a control that uses the On Mouse Move event. To see the desired ControlTip it is necessary to reveal the ControlTip of another control first, then bring the mouse back to the desired control that has the On Mouse Move event.

    A better description of the issue, with screenshots, may be found here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeaccess-msowinother-mso2013release/controltip-text-does-not-always-show-when-on-mouse/209f54d1-edfd-4252-9f20-f24029c12d8a?messageId=c1448154-918b-420e-9e2c-5d887734a505

    Suggestion/issue posted here by request.

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  8. 3 votes
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  9. Modern Carting is far from modern

    Why is it not possible to have charting similar to what is in Excel?

    For those that want to dynamically display their data in an easily comprehended form Charts are the way to go, but Modern Charts in Access are so limited as to be almost useless. Linking to charts in Excel is complex and does not work well. If you are distributing your DB you must then distribute a copy of the Excel workbook.

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  10. Use F5 to run a query

    When switching between SQL Management Studio and an Access front end I find myself pressing F5 to run the Access query as I've been working in the other window - would be good if F5 ran the query in Access as it does in SQLMS

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  12. 3 votes
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  14. Implement large number support in OLEDB

    When Large Number support is enabled in an access database, it becomes unavailable to OLEDB with the error "The database you are trying to open requires a newer version of Microsoft Access".

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  15. Conditional Formatting - nulls and automatic backcolor

    Two things for Conditional Formatting: (1) Add options for Field Value is null/not null. Doesn't work if I say Field Value Is equal to Null, instead I switch to Expression and type it out. (2) Background color needs a "transparent" or "no color" option. Example- I have a report with alternate row colors and want to highlight a field with solid yellow for certain conditions and make it clear for others... using the "Automatic" background color makes the field solid white instead of whatever the alternate row color is.

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  16. Enhance Import Fixed Width Text wizard with ability to indicate that first row contains column headings

    When importing delimited text (e.g. CSV) one can indicate that the first row contains column headings.
    This ability does not exist for fixed width text. It should, to make the feature more useful and consistent.

    4 votes
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  17. Support LongLong - or BIGINT - natively in Access 365 just like Excel 365.

    BIGINT needs to be turned on in Access 365 and 2016. LongLong (2^64) - 1 is simply another data type available natively in Excel 365. This should be available in 64-bit versions of all Office applications VBA as well as the tables in Access.

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  18. there are too many choices, narrow it down to 5 basic ideas of total program that will help in a solid venue of knowledge of good success

    have an article to explain one path to set up access so give one idea as to what the final goal will be, and does every data base have access to add and change the overall complexity of the total program like office 365 is so complicated it will take several talented people to run the program.

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  19. Modernize the Chart Objects and Graphics for Higher Resolution Displays

    Modernize the Chart objects and modernize all graphics to be better suited for anchoring and auto-resizing to higher display resolutions without data and charts getting cutt-off after a certain pixel width limitation like today.

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  20. Flexibility on Resizing/Formatting Data Tables Independently for Charts

    Need to allow to resize and format Data Tables independently from the Chart Object to be able to keep large series charts (15+) from stretching too long vertically just to show all the data table results.

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