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  1. All the 32 bit dll and ocx should work in 64 bit os and office

    We are working with 32-bit add-ins for access. But it is not possible to work in 64 bit system which I am using.

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    2 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Interactive Reports

    Many of my Clients ask for interactive reports for example the ability to change a Manager name by means of a Combo box, but still have the facility to print in a nicely formatted way. It is more intuitive than having to enter criteria in a form which the user then has to click on to see the corresponding report.

    This feature will also make reports easier to use for the semi-skilled Access User and provide a much more powerful Reporting System..

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  3. Add Save As... back to the Query context menu

    In earlier version of Access, when you modified a query the context menu had the choices of “Save”, “Save As…” and “Close” in the context menu. Since the ribbon was introduced, the context menu only provides “Save” and “Close”, if you’ve made a change in the query and don’t want to over write the existing one, you have to go to the File | Save Object As route to get to the “Save As..” dialog box.

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  4. 20 votes
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  5. New Property, Filter for Combo Box

    Scenario: Product Obsolete.
    if product is marked as obsolete then we do not want it to appear on the combo drop down list but still must be visible to display historic data.

    The Hack involves hiding a second drop down behind the first with a different rowsource, on click of the first we swap focus to the rear dropdown which then retrieves the required value without effecting the bound tables historical data.

    Can you apply a filter to a combo box, on focus, for addition of records.

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  6. Form scaling and splitter bars

    Provide for splitter bars as well as form size scaling

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  7. SQL View - Add replace to edit mode

    If in SQL View of a query it is extremely annoying not to have the replace command handy.

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  8. 19 votes
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  9. Please allow the storing of comments in the SQL of stored queries.

    If a query is at all complicated, it can be good to store comments, but this is not possible currently in Access.

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  10. Create a truly locked down FE format

    ULS was a pain and way too many people implemented it incorrectly but it did serve a function which we have lost. People who develop Access apps for others need a way to completely lock down the FE. The .accde doesn't cut it because users can still modify tables, queries, and macros. We need something that acts like the .accdr but which isn't a trick. I understand why creating an .exe is not an option but you should be able to create a "permanent" format that acts like .accdr but which can't be undone by simply renaming the file. That…

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  11. Function to completely hide Access Window (tick box)

    Currently we are having to use custom modules to disable the main access window although these work their the cleanest way of doing things, would it be possible to add a function in the options menu to hide the Main Access window and only show Popup forms and reports.

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  12. Make it possible to stop Access Desktop from being an Automation Server so that security is improved

    Currently, if a user has Access running, much of what is meant to be secured can be accessed from another program, e.g. Excel, via Automation. This is not good.

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  13. Package accdr with the runtime

    Please make Access package the runtime with mde/accde/accdr into a standalone EXE like VFP and RBase to avoid the annoying setup and version conflict and make it a truly stand alone app.

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  14. 18 votes
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  15. Better Backwards Compatibility

    I have three version of MS Access - 2013, 2010 and 2007. I need this so if I develop a DB with library references (in particular the MS Excel library) and it has to work in an earlier version of Access (so if I developed it in 2013 but it has to work in 2010) I have to open it in 2010 and make sure the references are not missing before giving it to a user. I have tried multiple times to write code that will try and remove the missing reference and add a valid one but why? These…

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  16. Async and await

    Async and await like .net.
    Access as an application that connects to remote data (sql server or web apis) and then freezes on every call makes no good user experience.

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  17. Buy out EverythingAccess.com's vbWatchdog add-in and incorporate it into VBA

    Error-handling: Buy out EverythingAccess.com's vbWatchdog add-in and incorporate it into VBA. It makes error-handling so much easier and much like that in .NET.

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  18. Add the ability to import selected VBA references in the Import Objects dialog

    A frequent task in Access is to import some or all database objects from an existing database into a blank new database. After that, we must painstakingly set all non-standard VBA references in the new database the same way as in the old one.
    It would be nice if we could specify in the Import Objects dialog which references should be copied from the existing database into the new one.

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  19. Limits are reached - if I open one more form: Error 3048: Cannot open any more databases

    I have 2 reports and 1 form open. Each of theses has complex data sources (with many joins, subqueries...). If I open an fourth report - I get the error message.

    I think the limits are to low. Please upgrade them.

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  20. Enhance Vertical Text to turn 90, 180, 270 degrees

    Idea here is, that you should be able to turn text a) not only top to bottom but also b) flipped and c) bottom to top

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