Feedback by UserVoice

Access (Desktop Application)

Welcome to the Access Desktop feedback forum! This is the place for users to send us suggestions and ideas on how to improve.
We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Issue: Access opens new instance of a program for each hyperlink

    Hello,
    I have a problem with Access (Version 1904 , build 11601.20204) :

    After clicking on hyperlink (file located on local drive or network drive) from Access database , each file is opened in single instance (instead of opening as a new pane in running instance) no matter what type of file it is (cdr, xls, docx, txt). The only exception is pdf which is opened correctly in a single instance.

    The most important for us is the cdr (CorelDraw) as it takes about 20 seconds to start each instance and open a file (20 users, each opens 20 -…

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. STOP LOCKING OUR MATERIAL BECAUSE WE CANNOT AFFORD TO RENEW 365

    STOP SELLING THE SAME PROGRAMS EVERY YEAR AND LOCKING MY INFORMATION THAT I NEED TO ACCESS. This is terrible. I remember the time when we purchased WORD, POWERPOINT, ACCESS, EXCEL and the not have to worry that you all will lock up our information because we cannot afford to continually purchase the same programs to get our OWN materials. I am a senior citizen 72 and cannot get to my contacts in ACCESS, can't get to my slides in POWERPOINT that I OWN. And cannot get to my WORD files of the books that I have written over the years.…

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Fix new Settings Incompatibility Bug

    I believe I have hit a new bug in ACCESS.
    This conflict shows up when a front end using standard Access SQL connects to a Back-end using SQL Server Syntax (ANSI92).
    It results in very strange behavior with Combo-Boxes failing to Auto-Complete and Wildcard Queries not returning results.
    Access 2010 is immune! Phew.

    It is repeatable and can be reproduced by following the process:
    There appears to be a new bug in ACCESS 365 / Click to Run.
    It DOES NOT EXHIBIT on Access 2010, but I have not tested with 2013.

    Issue: Combo Boxes (drop-downs) fail to Auto-Complete List…

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Fix Ukrainian locale issues

    Fix bug in Ukrainian locale of Access, when it translates also aggregate functions (for example, Count or Sum) in design view, which tends query to have syntax errors (functions are inserted into SQL query in Ukrainian, not in their original form).
    Same bug is for Like operator in design view of queries and expression builder of field rules.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Synchronize the field Notes of Outlook Contacts with Access

    You can easily synchronize your Outlook Contacts with an Access Database, but there is one field that is not synchronized: the notes field.

    I would like to have the notes synchronized with my database.

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. An option needed to ignore accents and Low-High letters in queries for local and linked tables. Also multilingual characters like ü,è,á,etc.

    An option needed to ignore accents and low-high letters in queries for local and linked tables. Also for multilingual characters like ü,è,á,etc.

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. BUG: MIN / RESTORE icons of mdi child windows are wrong.

    When using
    File --> Options --> Current Database --> Document Window Options: Overlapping Windows

    The minimize / restore buttons have the wrong icons on child windows.

    the minimize button is the maximize icon
    and the restore button is the minimize icon.

    Version 1808 (Build 10730.20334)

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Table links for Volunteers and Employees which you can assigned to various events

    Process should offer tables therefore allowing assign staff (volunteers & employee) to an event.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Events Database

    Hello,

    In this instance I’m looking for a Microsoft Access Calendar Scheduling Database template, functional on versions Access 2013 and 2016.

    The Event Management Template appears to meet one aspect of this. However, I could not identify a functional calendar using the forms where there is the capability to link the event to a day within the calendar.

    Thanks.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Enable option to suppress warnings about another user being changing the same dataset.

    When multiple users are working simultaneously on the same Access database, Access is constantly warning that another user has changed the dataset in meantime. In multiuser environment this is often annoying and unnecessary. Access should enable option to switch-off these warnings.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Gebrauchsanweisungen müssen in Landessprache sein

    Gebrauchsanweisungen müssen in Landessprache sein, Microsoft haftet für Fehler durch Missverständnisse bei falscher Übersetzung entstehen.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Export / Import VBA IDE settings (including editor format)

    Export / Import VBA IDE settings (including editor format)

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Explain how to put this contact list into an address book for access to outlook

    Explain how to put contact list (made in Access) into an address book for use in Outlook ie: to send a document to multiple emails

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Better ways to Access Scanned Templates

    The only idea I got is hjow to make your purchased apps like Microsoft Office word and
    Publisher, Excel user Friendly as on Windows 10 your fighting all the way just to open something to edit , the bought programmes at least work well , cheers Brendon James

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Upgrade the shapes of the buttons (make them thinner)

    Can you please make the buttons shapes thinner and remove the colours so that it looks more likke the newer version?

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Enable Access (and all VBA apps) to work with the new Microsoft Graph

    "Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data and intelligence in Microsoft 365. Microsoft Graph provides a unified programmability model that you can use to take advantage of the tremendous amount of data in Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10.
    You can use the Microsoft Graph API to build apps for organizations and consumers that interact with the data of millions of users. With Microsoft Graph, you can connect to a wealth of resources, relationships, and intelligence, all through a single endpoint: https://graph.microsoft.com."

    It seems that just about every language except VBA can be used to run…

    29 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    4 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. hope you can also change the look of access 365 just like word 365, powerpoint 365 and excel 365.

    hope you can also change the look of access 365 just like word 365, powerpoint 365 and excel 365.

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Product Marketing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Datasheet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. label alignment (particularly checkboxes)

    Please could you add non-VBA functionality to reports to enable us to choose where a label (particularly checkboxes) is positioned?

    I amconstantly frustrated at having to manually move the checkbox to the right of the label because it defaults to the opposite way to every other label!

    I note that Checkbox Alignment is being reviewed for future consideration (https://access.uservoice.com/forums/319956-access-desktop-application/suggestions/10129926-checkbox-alignment) but the wording doesn't mention my suggestion above and I hope it can be incorporated.

    Thank you

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Template Literals

    Please can you implement template literals into VBA? When writing queries in VBA it would be so much easier and cleaner to write:
    "UPDATE … WHERE ID = ${ [IDField] }"

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Access (Desktop Application)

Feedback and Knowledge Base