Access (Desktop Application)

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  1. Fix Crash when setting a filter in a Report in a Navigation Control (Access 2013/2016)

    I have a form with a navigation control. In a navigation button, I set the Navigation Target to the Report "rpt_Test". In the Open event of rpt_Test, I set a filter:

    Private Sub Report_Open(Cancel As Integer)

    Me.Filter = "TestID > 5"
    Me.FilterOn = True

    ' Access crashes on the End Sub Statement in the second execution
    End Sub

    When I navigate to this button, the Report_Open event is fired twice, and the crash occurs on the Exit Sub the second time around. It is a hard crash with the message "Access has stopped working".
    I can produce the crash as…

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    • Please fix the problem with embedded ole objects in Access Forms and Reports with Windows 10 ver 1703

      I recently updated my computer to Windows 10 version 1703 and since then embedded objects in Access forms and reports do not display properly (cannot be seen). When Windows is downgraded to its previous version the problem disappears. The problem occurs with Access 2010, Access 2013 and Access 2016 (all 64bit).

      To demonstrate the problem do the following:

      1) Create a blank Access Desktop Database (Database.accdb).

      2) Create a new table (Table1) within the database.

      3) Add an AutoNumber field (ID) to Table1

      4) Add an OLE Object Field (Document) to Table1.

      5) Create a blank form (Form1) within the…

      29 votes
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        11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This is a regression caused by changes external to Access. A fix is being worked on, and will be forthcoming. In the meantime, you can revert to the previous behavior by setting a registry key.

        Go to the registry key:
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

        And add a new multi-string value called OlePictureFormatPreferenceList, and then set the value to:
        METAFILEPICT
        ENHMETAFILE
        DIB
        BITMAP

        If this does not resolve the issue for you, please let us know.

      • Linked Table Manager: select all tables from same back end

        One of the biggest pains is when you have multiple back ends and Linked Table Manager (LTM) prompts you at every table. When you have lots of links and multiple back ends, it's a pain to go through and select all from only one back end.

        Idea #1: Click on a single table in LTM, then click a button: "Select all tables from same back end." Voila! Now you can update that single back end, and then move on to the next one.

        Idea #2: Sort the tables by back end. Not as convenient as Idea #1, but would still…

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        • Change Link Path Without DB

          It would be great to be able to Change the Path of existing Linked Tables to another path even if we don't have that path. This would greatly simplify deploying to client networks. We could deliver the database all ready and configured.

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          • Refresh table on right click

            Whenever I modify a table or a view in SQL server I need to go refresh the table link. Currently that means
            * right click a table
            * Select Linked table manager
            * Find the table I want to refresh
            * select it
            * click refresh table links

            I would really like it, if we could simple right click a linked table, and just select refresh to have that single table refreshed.

            25 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              As part of us designing on a new Linked Table Manager dialog, we are incorporating related suggestions and requests made in UserVoice and other forums.
              Stay tuned.

            • Add Accdb wise grouping in linked table manager.

              It becomes difficult to identify the source of a table when using multiple databases as a backend.

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              • Office 2016 / ODBC - Problem with drivers in Access files - Please confirm if this is By Design

                Customer has a HRD application connects to Access DB. After installing ODBC 2016 or Office 2016 (which includes ODBC), the awards in Logbook ceases to work and reports only zeros. Customer has a workaround for now:

                Fix: An automatic workaround will be put into HRD.
                Workaround:
                Modify the registry to use the new (old) strings.
                1. Pull up regedit and go to HKCU\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INI\ODBC Data Sources
                2. Note the “Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb)”. That was added partially in 2007 and fully in 2010. Some older entries may have the old style string already.
                3. Change them back to the original…

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                  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for calling out this issue Subhabrata.
                  We are investigating this issue.

                  @Mark Burns – this is a different issue that we are looking into as well. Please post as a separate suggestion so people can vote on it and we can address.

                  Michal [MSFT]

                • Fix The Runtime Versions Of Access 2010 And Above To Not Show The Home Tab At Startup

                  When Access 2007 Runtime opens a password protected database the only thing on the Ribbon is the Access button (Backstage) while the user is prompted for the password.

                  When Access 2010 and above Runtime opens a password protected database the Home tab is shown in addition to the File (Backstage) button while the user is prompted for the password.

                  We have an application where the custom Ribbon only contains the File button for printing. It is confusing to the user to see the Home tab while entering the database password.

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                    Planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • linked Table manager

                    opportunity to align the window tables, homogenize the width like objects in PowerPoint.
                    Group the table header with links
                    Easy printing on multiples pages

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                    • bring it into conformance with high DPI design standards

                      Need to clean up all the UI to scale properly on high DPI displays. E.g., Navigation pane vertical object spacing, low res navigation pane object and navigation (expand/contract) icons, and "Save changes to the following objects" dialog box.

                      (Hate to spend precious votes on what is basically a set of defects, but there it is.)

                      38 votes
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                        Planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Linked Table Manager -- skip tables with errors

                        in the Linked Table Manager, skip tables with errors and continue linking with all in the list -- leave the problem tables checked and uncheck the tables that were successfully linked.

                        At the request of Microsoft, I am creating a new suggestion to separate the multiple ideas from the suggestion here:

                        http://access.uservoice.com/forums/319956-access-desktop/suggestions/10129782-linked-table-options?tracking_code=2f58832dad1aa8b9e83d9230087106c8

                        so if you voted on that one, remove your vote and vote for this instead, if this is what you want. Thank you

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                          5 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Linked Table Manager -- SIZEABLE Dialog Box

                          Access 2016 has a wider dialog box for the Linked Table Manager, but it would be even nicer if this dialog box was sizeable -- and even better if the size can be remembered!

                          At the request of Microsoft, I am creating a new suggestion to separate the multiple ideas from the suggestion here:

                          http://access.uservoice.com/forums/319956-access-desktop/suggestions/10129782-linked-table-options?tracking_code=2f58832dad1aa8b9e83d9230087106c8

                          so if you voted on that one, remove your vote and vote for this instead, if this is what you want.

                          Also posted:
                          LinkedTable Manager -- skip tables with errors

                          Thank you

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                            6 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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