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  1. Enhance X-Y scatter graphing capabilities of Access

    Currently, Access's X-Y scatter plot graphing tool can only graph 4,000 points. Can it be expanded to graph as many points as possible?

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    • Access 2016: Form border width is too narrow .

      Sizeable MDI forms in Access 2016 have a single-pixel border that is very hard to grab with the mouse.

      The form borders show as a single-pixel whether the form mode is "no border", "dialog", "sizable" or "thin".

      One work-around is to make the form a popup form, but if you make every single form in the database popup, you lose the MDI functionality and the ability to have a genuine popup form. When everything is on top then effectively nothing is.

      This creates a serious accessibility issue particularly when combined with the fact that MS Access forms and controls don't…

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      • add misk

        misc

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        • When a query fails due to data type mismatch - tell us what field in the error message.

          When a query fails due to data type mismatch or some other field specific error - tell us what field in the error message.

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          • Make a time only data type in Access like the one found in sql server.

            Many times we need to store only time values in a table, I know this can be done with the current date/time access data type, but a problem arises when you have a time only column in a SQL server back-end table. Access doesn't recognize this as a date/time but considers it as a text.

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            • Allow multiple Values to be updated in combo box and list box

              When you select a value in a combo box it only allow you to update one field. I know that I can update multiple values using VBA. I would like to this in the combo and list boxes. I would put this change in the combo box Wizard.

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              • Increase font size of Property Sheet

                The font size on the property sheet is really tiny. Like, 10pt or something ridiculous. Please make it bigger or allow us to change the font size. Banded rows could be nice too, but once the text is larger, it won't be as much of an issue.

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                  2 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Prevent tables & queries being copied in ACCDE files

                  ACCDE files provide significant security especially if combined with password protection, disabling shift bypass, hiding navigation pane/ribbon/application window, using a SQL Server backend etc.
                  Doing so prevents users importing forms/reports & of course code from another database. However, a major weakness & common complaint is that users can still import all tables & queries including hidden & system tables.
                  It is possible to make tables 'deep hidden' to prevent this ...but even that can be reversed ...if you know how.
                  Please add code to prevent this security loophole using VBA (not in the ribbon!). If users lock themselves out by…

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                  • idea for fix of a query that stops working

                    When sorting a query, I've found that if after sorting I then rename the query, the query stops working. It works again if I undo sorting. It seems the query is trying to sort the data according to the earlier naming of the quwery, even after the query has been renamed.

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                    • appcompat testing

                      appcompat test

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                      • improved

                        its improved

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                        • new Form Chart control needs to allow already transformed row sources

                          Thanks so much for the new Forms Chart object. Unfortunately, I can't use it in my primary use case for charts on forms since my aggregate is a moving average based on a parameterized query. So, suggestion is that the new Chart should not REQUIRE setting of a TransformedRowSource but should allow an already-transformed RowSource to be used in lieu of having to do the transform itself.

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                          • Encrypt password in MSysObjects

                            In a frontend/backend scenario with linked tables to a password secured Access backend the password can be figured out. It is human readable in the Connect field of the MSysObjects table in the frontend. Please prevent this by encryption.

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                            • multi core

                              Multi Threading for MS Access. As we all know ms Access is a single threaded application. If you all remember the fun of seeing, "this program is not responding" during a particularly heavy query or task. Multi threading would add huge value to the speed efficiency and capabilities of this application. I realize it would make visual studio WPF not as much of a stand out but lets be honest Access needs to get some real loving (not silly things like a search bar).

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                              • explain what's wrong

                                in my access form, there was a yellow triangle caution symbol to the left of the minimize, shrink, and close. I didn't know what's wrong. so I suggest when you put your cursor over that symbol, Access tells you the problem.

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                                • improve error management of msaccess

                                  when msaccess crashes users have to report Bugs with detailed error data to Microsoft.
                                  Why dont you collect all error data in one central SharePoint or Azure base error-table to improve msaccess based on solid error informations directly?

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                                    • Fix inlined member calls, on user objects on 64-bit VBA

                                      In 64-bit VBA hosts, inlined member calls on user objects don't work like on 32-bit VBA hosts.

                                      Given a UserClass with a getter/setter and a Class_Terminate handler (even it is empty).
                                      And in a TestModule a factory procedure returning an instance of this class and also setting the setter.

                                      When I now use this procedure and inline check the value of the getter like in the following sample, it results in a different behaviour compared to 32-bit VBA:

                                      If CreateUserClass(True).TheValue Then

                                      Please take a look in the attached text file for a complete sample:

                                      UserClass.cls:

                                      Private mValue As Boolean

                                      Private…

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                                      • Add Common Data Service connectivity?

                                        With the rise of PowerApps and the Common Data Service are there any plans to add this connectivity to Access in a similar way we have connections to SharePoint Lists?

                                        It would be great to use the functionality of Access with the CDS as the data source. I have a few offline related uses for this.

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                                        • Bug Report -- Multiple Access Crashes

                                          Since 8/1/2018, MS Access has been crashing repeatedly on multiple machines in our office. We are on 64 bit Office 365 and Windows 10. It appears some bug must have been introduced during one of the automatic updates.

                                          This crash appears to occur with automation where I think a second instance of MS Access is calling an MS access program, but not totally sure:

                                          Faulting application name: MSACCESS.EXE, version: 16.0.10325.20118, time stamp: 0x5b64d927
                                          Faulting module name: OLEAUT32.dll, version: 10.0.17134.48, time stamp: 0xebd737a3
                                          Exception code: 0xc0000005
                                          Fault offset: 0x000000000008a283
                                          Faulting process id: 0x32a0
                                          Faulting application start time: 0x01d43fb636a345d3
                                          Faulting application path:…

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