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  1. ACCDB lenght

    32 GB database file

    7 votes
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  2. Please can we have Access for IMac?

    Having moved to an iMac suddenly find this is not available so still needing to run my old slow pc/laptop

    3 votes
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  3. New microsoft access app for iphone

    Thanks to develop an mobile app for Microsoft access to use it with iphone or android tablet like "filemaker go". It will be great to take photos, datas with an access phone app and after to synchronize with the computer.
    I think, it is very important to use it offline because it is not possible to have internet everywhere !!!! Thanks to work about it :):)

    2 votes
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    Thanks for your suggestion.
    We realize that Access is not the right tool for today’s mobile world, and Microsoft as a company is invested in finding solutions.
    Currently, there is no plan to create Access version for mobile devices.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  4. BUG: Find and Replace Access 2016 and 2010

    There appears to be a bug within Microsoft Access on at least 2016 and 2010 release versions.

    When doing a Find and Replace on a Field, the first record is acted upon twice in certain circumstances.

    When Highlighting the Entire Column or just one cell, the first cell of the field, or the one cell chosen gets acted upon twice by the find and replace after hitting Replace all.

    I can provide screen shots upon request, but you should be able to reproduce this easily using

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    and doing a find On 1 and replace with 1L

    you…

    3 votes
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    Thanks for reporting.
    We will add this bug report to our backlog and see that it is prioritized and handled.
    In the meantime, I’m updating the status for ‘No Current Plan’ so that you use your votes again.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  5. default

    Ability to set default to "search current project" in VBA instead of search current module

    2 votes
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  6. 21 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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    Thanks for posting.
    We are well aware of the issue you mentioned, and we working hard to ensure high quality of Access and the rest of O365 products.

    Updating to No Current Plan to free people’s votes.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  8. Buy Fishers "Find and Replace" and incorporate it into Access

    License or buy Rick Fisher's Find and Replace and incorporate it into Access. Works extremeley well. Nice extra features like linked table manager.

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your suggestion.
    However, it is very broad and hard to understand what are the problems you are trying to solve.
    There are a few other suggestions related to Find and Replace – please vote on them or create specific suggestions for the existing functionality.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  9. network

    gracefully handle Network interruptions with a Access backend

    15 votes
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  10. Access database plugin system

    Many of the ideas on here correctly identify that Access is a great database tool.
    However would have great value as a frontend to different databases, AZURE, MS Server, MySQL, PowerQuery direct integration.

    So create a plugin system to allow the user to change db's local or remote

    4 votes
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    PowerQuery is a great Excel feature which allows users to discover, combine and refine data across a wide variety of sources.
    Access allows users to connect to a wide array of external data sources (including Azure SQL and SQL) server in a way that is unique to Access users and scenarios.
    When we think of data management solutions across Office, we think of Excel and Access as somewhat complementary products, but not competing.
    With that, duplicating capabilities from one product to another is not supportive of this perspective.
    We are looking at further enhancing and improving Access’s abilities to connect to external data sources, but not in the form of integrating PowerQuery.

  11. test

    any Kind of test Automation Support would be very appriciated.
    this would make Acc development much more professional, by the way: Access is still the greatest RAD development Environment for buisiness database applications!

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  12. Design Access to create front ends to use on Android

    Android is the world leading mobile platform yet Access cannot create front ends which could be used on say mobile phones or tablets and connect to a central database back end on a local network. This means that Small to Medium Enterprises are moving away from windows and Access and emplyoying specialists to create Apps for their mobile devices and use MySQL for the back ends.

    3 votes
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  13. Admit to the World that Microsoft is refocusing Access on the client and that there will be future versions ...

    I understand that your team has on many occasions in the last 8+ months told people under NDA details of future plans for Access Client. The market believes that Access client is finished and being wound up ... If this is true I would like to know why this is such a secret.

    I am not as interested in what you are planning than in the fact that you ARE planning SOMETHING. I can take that to clients and sell them Access solutions or at least convince them not to get rid of the ones that they already rely on…

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  14. VBA editor: Ctrl D for duplicate current line of code

    It is very common to Copy&Paste a line of VBA code, e.g. when working with recordsets. It would be very very helpful to a hot key repeating lines of code.

    6 votes
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  15. Split windows vertically in VBA

    Now I can only split the window horizontally in VBA. It would be nice to split the window vertically.

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  16. Integration of C#/ .Net

    Please, add a C#-Editor and intregate the .net-framework in access and excel to replace vba

    23 votes
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  17. Undo in VBA editor

    VBA editor allows to undo only the last 20 steps. That feels like programming in 1984. I don't think there is any reason not to raise this number.

    60 votes
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  18. After Add Pivot Charts back to Access , add new types of charts and improve the Graphics

    the Usual Types and graphics of Pivot charts on previous versions
    looks Not modern
    And types is not enough
    need new types , improved graphics and Easy control .

    21 votes
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  19. Stop randomly omitting text in reports

    Sometimes, MS Access reports silently omit lines of text. This bug exists since at least Access 2007, and it's very annoying -- customers have to manually double-check every invoice to make sure that everything important has actually been printed.

    The bug is well-known (see, for example, StackOverflow questions 10612364 and 14716048, SuperUser question 455782, MSDN thread 648dd3a2-28c1-4f0d-853c-ef932c58519f, or Microsoft Support Cases 114032111284860 and 115072312971316), but, apparently, has not been considered important enough to be fixed.

    17 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for reporting.
    We will add this bug report to our backlog and see that it is prioritized and handled.
    In the meantime, I’m updating the status for ‘No Current Plan’ so that you use your votes again.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  20. allow VBA to compact an open Database

    With VBA it is only possible to compact a database when it is not opend. It would be helpful to let VBA copmact the currently opended database like you can do with the UI.

    8 votes
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