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  1. prevent switching to data-definition query

    Please prevent switching the Query Designer to data definition mode unless the current query is empty.

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    • document pass-through queries

      Please document pass-through queries in online help.

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      • open suggestion form in the default browser

        Please open the suggestion form in the default browser.

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        • 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

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            0 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • OST to PST Converter

            On the off chance that your Outlook OST record has turned out to be broken or unparented due to a few reasons like infection assault, Trojan disease, awful server, Low system property, document assemble activity disappointment, equipment crash or bundle disappointment and you wish to ask back your OST record because of your OST document is in this way fundamental to you, at that point don't freeze you'll have the capacity to endeavor our OST record to PST document gadget bundle furthermore as OST to PST for working environment 2007. In the event that you wish to investigate the work…

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              0 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Intellisense/Builder Improvements

              In Access I often use the criteria Intellisense/Builder to help me get the vba string to drill down to a deeply nested subform. But Intellisense/Builder gives up about 3 forms in. It would be nice to be able to drill down further with the help of this tool.
              I am by no means an expert at Access but over time have created several useful tools over the years, with the help of many Access experts on line. I created a very comprehensive vacation calendar used by over 200 people (tied to an sql back end) for my employer prior to…

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                0 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create a calendar view that can be used to show recordsets with date columns.

                You would set the properties of the control to a main date field in the table/query and have a click event from which an Add/Edit form could open.

                Thanks for your consideration!

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                • Add Common Data Service connectivity?

                  With the rise of PowerApps and the Common Data Service are there any plans to add this connectivity to Access in a similar way we have connections to SharePoint Lists?

                  It would be great to use the functionality of Access with the CDS as the data source. I have a few offline related uses for this.

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                  • MS Access 2016 bug: if a form's "Popup" property is changed to "Yes" then Screen.ActiveForm stops working

                    There is a bug in MS Access 2016 in which if one changes the property of a form's "Popup" to "Yes" then Screen.ActiveForm function stops working... after a while. If I toggle it to "No" it works again. Can you please fix this bug?

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                        0 comments  ·  Datasheet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Major bug in all versions of Access: handling of ESCAPE key

                        n all versions of Access that I am aware of, going back at least to Access 2000, the escape key cancels queries (whether select, update, append, etc.), and recordset operations (running in VBA).

                        On the surface this may be fine, but there is a major bug in the implementation: Access "listens" for the escape key regardless of whether it has the focus or not.

                        So for example, if you have a long running append query and then open Excel, Word, Outlook, or even your browser (any software, presumably), and hit the Escape key to cancel an action in that other…

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                          3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bug Report -- Multiple Access Crashes

                          Since 8/1/2018, MS Access has been crashing repeatedly on multiple machines in our office. We are on 64 bit Office 365 and Windows 10. It appears some bug must have been introduced during one of the automatic updates.

                          This crash appears to occur with automation where I think a second instance of MS Access is calling an MS access program, but not totally sure:

                          Faulting application name: MSACCESS.EXE, version: 16.0.10325.20118, time stamp: 0x5b64d927
                          Faulting module name: OLEAUT32.dll, version: 10.0.17134.48, time stamp: 0xebd737a3
                          Exception code: 0xc0000005
                          Fault offset: 0x000000000008a283
                          Faulting process id: 0x32a0
                          Faulting application start time: 0x01d43fb636a345d3
                          Faulting application path:…

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                          • Auto refresh linked tables, when front-end file moved

                            Auto refresh linked tables, when front-end file moved. Relink to current folder if back-end not found.
                            Best usage is to split front-end from Jet back-end.
                            Often we move this 2 files to a new location, but then we have to relink manually. Imho, it would be nice to have an automation\option that detect that we moved the front-end file, and that relink to the back-end in the current new folder (the same as FE folder). Of course it should be optionally, because many times we leave the BE in the same old location on the network LAN. Thanks for reading.

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                              1 comment  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Increase font size of Property Sheet

                              The font size on the property sheet is really tiny. Like, 10pt or something ridiculous. Please make it bigger or allow us to change the font size. Banded rows could be nice too, but once the text is larger, it won't be as much of an issue.

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                              • Formula field type

                                I'd like to be able to define an input field as a calculated field based on a simple formula (arithmetic operations + parenthesis would be enough).

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                                • Allow office to be installed on secondary hard drive.

                                  Old versions of office allowed users to install on any hard drive they wanted. The current office 2016 consumes up valuable hard drive space for the Operating System. Allow the user to decide where they want it installed. To make it easy have a express or custom option for installation. I have seen many companies use this option it allows easy installation for those who are less tech savvy and those who have experience to customize their installation. I use Visual Studio 2017 and it allows an installation option. THIS IS A MUST most people have small hard drives for…

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                                    • Todo section of calendar - client should be on left and subject on right

                                      On the Todo's section of the calendar, the Subject should be on the right side and the Client should be on the left side. You have it reverse. Interestingly odd that when the report prints it is client on left and subject on right. Can't you make the todo section of the calendar the same.

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                                      • Enable the use of longer database passwords (security)

                                        Please raise the allowed and supported password length to at least 20 characters (as in Access 2007).

                                        For security reasons our company releases a new security guideline so that every relevant application has to use passwords at least 20 characters long.
                                        This would mean several hundred password encrypted databases from various versions of access are no longer allowed to be used.

                                        Technically it is possible to use a 20 character long password within a database (backwards compatibility). But this doesn't work with linked objects. The Connect-String in MSysObjects stays empty.
                                        The use of more than 14 characters is not supported…

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                                        • Prevent tables & queries being copied in ACCDE files

                                          ACCDE files provide significant security especially if combined with password protection, disabling shift bypass, hiding navigation pane/ribbon/application window, using a SQL Server backend etc.
                                          Doing so prevents users importing forms/reports & of course code from another database. However, a major weakness & common complaint is that users can still import all tables & queries including hidden & system tables.
                                          It is possible to make tables 'deep hidden' to prevent this ...but even that can be reversed ...if you know how.
                                          Please add code to prevent this security loophole using VBA (not in the ribbon!). If users lock themselves out by…

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