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  1. Warranty expiry field (date) for appliances in the Home Inventory List template.

    Users recording the purchase of appliances for the home may find it useful to note the warranty expiry date of each appliance. It would be handy to have in the event of appliance failure or malfunction.

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  2. Please provide us a utility to create Mobile Apps using MS-Access (Specially for Mobile development)

    Hello Team,
    A mobile app developed using MS-Access itself can help in creating Apps which can be used by a Sales Team which is performing marketing activities in remote locations.
    The mobile app can help the Sales person record the customers enquiry (Very minimum fields) and on a push of a button have it flushed to the Corporate CRM database.
    I'm asking for a Small Mobile App development tool which can help MS-Access run on any mobile (I'm speaking of a very very light version).
    This will not only make MS-Access a versatile product but millions of mobile app developers…

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    0 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. MS Access

    I would like to have a cloud version of MS Access and really need it for my business could you please indicate a timeframe ?

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  4. fix the new charts in 2016 (eg Waterfall chart) so that they can be modified with VBA.

    I have been unable to use the new waterfall chart in an application developed in Access. I can create it up but it doesn't allow changes of data or any property by VBA as other charts do. Why would MS create a really useful chart and then not fully implement it? There may be more up to date information on this, but a discussion from a year ago (June 2017) says the VBA hadn't been implemented then and apparently there has been no change. (Or am I missing something?)
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-msoffice_custom-mso_2016/are-the-six-new-chart-types-in-excel-2016/3e8f9bf1-76a7-4a1a-91cd-9ed27165c17c

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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for trying out Access new charts!

    However, seems like there is some kind of confusion here as Access doesn’t support a waterfall chart (yet). Also, the answers forum link discusses an Excel waterfall chart.
    Perhaps your suggestion is in the wrong UserVoice site?

    Regards,
    Access Engineering

  5. Bring Access to the year 2017

    OK, enough of COM controls and VBA programming. The controls need a complete overhaul that look like and act like year 2017 controls not 1981 controls. We need more controls that you would find in .net interface. The chart control, datashets and almost all other controls need to be moved out of the COM world. Creating a dashboard in near impossible with the current controls and layout handling.

    Also VBA is ok but very limited compared to .net. Both are your products why not integrate them.

    We need a true grid control, better comboboxs, true PDF support, better and attractive…

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    4 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas with us.

    However as written, we feel that this suggestion is not actionable. Please feel free to create new itemized suggestions that are more actionable.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  6. Re-Instate Pivot table view in Access 2016

    Please restore this feature, clearly by the number of ignored CUSTOMER requests in the past to restore, you clearly dont value your user are are technically unable to honor their wishes !!!

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    1 comment  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As you are probably aware, Pivot Charts and Pivot Tables have been removed from Access 2013 because the technology they relied on was deprecated (Office Web Components).

    Since Pivot Charts as we all know them, will not come back to Access, we are updating the status accordingly and would like to encourage you to continue and use your free votes to support other suggestions.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  7. When will Access have a mobile version?

    I have been using database manager for many years from Smartlist To Go on the palm, to HandBase on Android and now Airtable cross platform Windows, Apple and Android. None of them is as powerful as Access. Really, really needed a mobile version because most of the time I use the database is with my phone. I only go to my computer to look at larger databases. Please let us know when will a mobile version for Android and Ipad come out? please please!!

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  8. You need to get MS Access on the web or it's a dead product......

    You need to get MS Access on the web or it's a dead product...... MS Access used to be great to make apps on the Local Area Network(LAN) using VBA and (I used) SQL Server. But now people need to get to that same data from the web... from anywhere.... If Access can't be moved to the web(including it's interface, not just database) it's a dead/dying product. I currently use ASP.NET with C# and SQL Server to re-create all that I've done with MS Access but I hate to see MS Access die. There is a drive right now to…

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  9. Shut down this product

    You have no intention to evolve this product nor listen you your customers
    So avoid the frustration and shut down the site as well as the product

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  10. 3 votes
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  11. I am a former DBASE programmer. I find that language to be very powerful and yet the language in ACCESS does not support it.

    I could create a PRG file that would perform much as an application ...
    I am gradually learning the intracicies of ACCESS objects and how to build embedded queries inside of queries. I am also able to build some pretty exotic filters at this point. The Do While Loops coupled with nested If statements in DBASE enabled me to perform some pretty complex real world processing, that I find more n more complicated to replicate using ACCESS. It would be the BEST OF THE BEST if there was a bit of the same syntax as the Ashton Martin - DBASE.…

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  12. Please provide a link to datasets to be able to follow along with the MS Access tutorials

    I cannot follow along with all the steps given I do not have a dataset to work with that is similar to the tutorials.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for posting.
    Most Access tutorials published by Microsoft refer to the Northwind database which is available as a template in Access.
    Use the search box in the templates page to search for it if it doesn’t show up in the first page.
    You will find this database sample to be highly useful in learning Access and following tutorials.

    Hope that helps,
    Michal [MSFT]

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  14. provide an offline trial install of individual office products. Not everyone can just sign up for free trials of office365

    Seriously. I should be able to install a trial without having to dish out a credit card.

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  15. Cannot open database ''. It may not be a database that your application recognizes, or the file may be corrupt

    i have developed a application with help vs2010 & access2013 it works fine after i update office 365 im facing so much of issues with application like microsoft oleb 12.0 is not registered on the machine and then i installed 2007 and 2010 driver components after the issue is went off & now i got new issue like cannot open database" please help me to fix it

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  16. VBA string variable can not handle strange characters, Long text field (Memo field)

    A VBA string containing a long text variable should be able to be handled in VBA without reading the variable content as part of the string.
    For now Access vba apparently reads the variable content, and a long variable (string) contains odd characters it either gives an error or populates the variable text truncated.
    The only way today handle such long text strings with odd characters is unfortunately enforcing use of ADO 3.6 Library and using late binding and record sets, then access vba do not read the variable content as part of the string.

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  17. Add the following ability to Power BI Desktop

    Add the following features to Power BI Desktop

    1) Update tables (via Code, Copy paste, by typing data etc)
    2) Password protect PBIX Files
    3) Allow Excel to connect to the Data model in Power BI Desktop file
    4) Introduce a UserName Function in Power Query
    5) Retire Access

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  18. Ctrl+A in a textbox should select all text instead of all records

    Currently, when I'm in a form's textbox and I instinctively hit Ctrl+A to select all text (just like any other Windows application), nothing happens. Or so you may think, in fact everything happens! All records get selected, and if you dare hit the wrong button while you think you have selected all text of the textbox, woe is unto you.

    Should Access really be different from all other programs out there? Why should a user think that when in a textbox and hitting ctrl+A it won't select the text?

    Of course, there are workarounds (like a VBA function that hijacks…

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  19. 7 votes
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