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  1. Provide a better SQL editor

    Please provide a better SQL editor with syntax highlighting, indention, IntelliSense and using SQL comments in Access 2017.

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    The Access team is adjusting our status for this request – we are planning to embed the Monaco Editor (support for SQL Editor improvements) into Access, to be released within the next semester (first half of 2021), which will provide capabilities such as syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, SQL comments, and more. We are excited to have this capability released by next year, and we appreciate the energy and enthusiasm on this feature request. We still have a long ways to go to improve our experience with SQL, so please stay tuned as we execute on this objective!

    Thanks,
    Ebo [MSFT[

  2. Improved Table Manager

    Create an enhanced table manager that allows users to specify data source (sql, access, txt etc), source table name, attached name, any passwords (encrypted or hidden) and primary keys so that the system will drop existing links and refresh as needed. You would need a couple of tables for data sources and data source tables but many developers have done this over the years and lots of examples that could be incorporated. This is used all the time.

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