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  1. Faster CTRL+F datasheet functionality

    Sometimes when I do a CTRL+F search on a column in datasheet mode, it takes much longer to complete than if I apply a column filter that does more or less the same thing. I suggest that you re-program your CTRL+F search function so that it makes use of query filters, to make it work faster.

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  2. Inventory sheet: # , item, serial number, model number, size, Price$

    Should be in 14pt and vertical lines between items. spacing of horizontal lines should be 1/4 inch wide.
    Primary use would be for 2nd hand store, or pawn shop.

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  3. Template for mailing labels

    I want first name, last name, address, city, state, zip , sent, received, email.

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  4. Add a second email line to allow for business and personal emails

    I need to input both business and personal email addresses when I receive them. So having an Email 1 and Email 2 line would be fantastic even if the Email 2 line is optional.

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  5. Record not show full

    I don't know why, this morning I update Windows, after update, in datasheet and forms, record not show full, show about 10%, but when I click on the Last record button, it just show full, I do not this is new feather or error. Please answer me, Thank you so much.

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  6. Fix: runtime error 7771 when using VBA ColumnOrder in MS Access 2016

    I am trying to arrange datasheet columns for users, when a form loads. I have code (in a module) that sets the "ColumnOrder" property, using the OnLoad trigger for the form.

    I receive the runtime error '7771':
    "You can't set the ColumnOrder property when you are in Form view or PrintPreview."

    I'm also updating ColumnHidden, and ColumnWidth, using data saved in a table, so that users can save their datasheet view settings and have them regardless of which desktop they're working on. This is an access front end, linked to a SQL server storage.

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  7. Protect data

    It needs to be more difficult to accidentally delete data in the database. I don't know how you do this, but all I know is Access automatically saves changes even when I don't want it to. If I accidentally delete something, it's gone forever.

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  8. get more things to do on the website

    their should be more improvement on the app

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  9. Link Relationships Between Groups of People

    For example, I use access as a work tool. It would be great if I were able to put the contact of a Research PI as one person and then put the whoever else working in the lab as a separate contact but be able to electronically link the names to the Research PI so that when I pull the PI's name up I can see who else is working in the lab.

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  10. Fix saving column order in datasheet view

    I have noticed this issue whereby you move columns and when the user exits the form, the datasheet columns revert back to the original (pre-saved) order. The work around I found was to hide/show columns, toggle one field on then off, close dialogue and then it will save. Not very intuitive.

    Thanks for fixing.

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  11. Editable Crosstab Control (Bound to underlying tables)

    My idea is similar to the one called "Provide a native grid control similar to the visual studio gridview or even the old flexgrid" EXCEPT I want it to be a BOUND crosstab that is editable. This blog describes how to fake an editable crosstab, but it is a lot of work http://alisadev.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-fake-editable-crosstab-in.html. My best example is that for a school, they want to view the grades in a grid, but be able to edit them. Classes go down the side, Quarters go across the top, and Grades will be in the middle. When the user is hand-entering the…

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  12. Have a 'Total' Option

    If you select part of a column in Excel, it will provide a total as well as the number of rows selected.

    It would be great to have this feature in Access.

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  13. 1 vote
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  14. 3 votes
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  15. Crop tracking application for orchard farming

    Should include fertilizer and pesticide application rates, dates, times, lot numbers. Planting, harvest, temp tracking. Cultural managements such as pruning and mowing.

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  16. 3 votes
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  19. Datasheet active row customization

    Please allow to customize the color and font for the selected row.

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  20. For medium bandwidth connections to SQL Server attached tables speed issue

    For medium/lower bandwidth connections to SQL Server attached tables, Access datasheet performance (scrolling, window refreshes) slows down when "allow additions" is set to false and "allow edits" is true. If set to true but set to false on form open, the performance is good.

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