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  1. Please bring back the access user level security

    many my clients don't need the true security of SQL server. they are small restaurants and tine retailers. they still user access 2000. but some have been force to use MySQL, or even PostgreSQL on even Linux systems. so, bring the user level security back in your 2019 access will save the world, and good to windows world.

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      • Provide user option color for the cursor arrow. Hard to follow as it skitters across screen.

        Provide user option color for the cursor arrow. Hard to follow as it skitters across screen.

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          • timevalue for sql server

            Use of Timevalue on datetime field with SQL Server Database backend required

            Potential deficiency according to MVP

            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/94ee722d-fed5-4a98-b2d9-aa03bab08320/use-of-timevalue-on-datetime-field?forum=accessdev

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              • Increase the limit of resources for the formulars, reports and tables

                Each opened form, subform, report and table uses resources, if you open some forms with sub forms, depending on how much linked tables they contain, access can reach the resource-limit and crash with the error message "Cannot open any more databases". In our case access reach its limit already after 4 opened forms. We already use subforms and other performance improvements.

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                • If you copy a database and access it at one time it breaks

                  Only Windows 10:
                  When you save your changes and a data recovery service copy your edited files at the same time, they could break.

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                  • unit Test Support

                    please implement Unit Tests like in .net for proffesional development.

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                    • MS Access

                      On opening reports the ribbon is always visible. Please provide ability to set ribbon default to collapse.

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                      • Oh Access Please Don't Die

                        Please up the ante internally about how this software is great for rapid application development and prototyping.

                        I am a returning developer and forgot how easy it is to prototype with. Thanks for making a great product ;)

                        Create a PowerApps / SharePoint Ribbon of tools too!

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                        • Allow non aggregated chart functions...

                          Currently we can't combine Axis fields that group by date with Value fields that don't use aggregate function in the New charts for O16.

                          You could in the old charts....

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                          • Importing CSV files results in errors on german systems

                            On german systems semicolons are used instead of commas which is not accounted for when importing.

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                            • Performance problems when multiple users access files on NAS drives

                              Loading times increase drastically the more users access the file.

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                              • Antialiasing for vector graphics

                                Quality of vector graphics inside the application is currently low.

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                                • Use VBA to set a custom number of pages shown in page preview (e.g. 1-24)

                                  Currently you can only choose 1, 2, 4, 8, 12 in the menubar and 1-20 in the context menu.Automation by code is not currently supported. Organize the chosen number of pages based on display size.

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                                  • Add Comments field to Address Info

                                    I would love to see a Comments or Notes field in the Address Info in the Contact Manager (similar to the field in the Phone Info). This would allow us to keep notes of what each address might be for. For example, family member address for our older clients who have family helping them or different departments for our other clients addresses.

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                                    • Find a way to prevent "phantom breakpoints" in the VBA IDE, this has been an issue for 20 years

                                      We all know about these; an end user runs your Access application, and it freezes up and suddenly displays the VBA code window to the user with a line highlighted in yellow. The user is confused and concerned, and thinks it's a bug in the program. A quick random edit and recompile usually fixes this, but how about fixing the problem that these breakpoints really do get cleared when you click to Clear All Breakpoints? In some business environments you can't only deploy MDE or ACCDE files.

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                                      • If Microsoft plans to increase the Sales of MS-Access, please have a MAC Version created

                                        Hello Team,
                                        The Standard Version of Office runs really cool without any doubt on a MAC. But there are millions of MAC users who don't use MAC for Graphics or Animation development but instead look at it as a Stable Machine that can run MS-OFFICE...(Wink).
                                        The real crux in the MAC Office version is MS-Access which when integrated with Outlook is a perfect combination. But the sad part is its missing and only you can make it happen.
                                        There are Millions of Applications out there which should be running on a MAC which really aren't cause there is no MAC…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Product Marketing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • New Property, Filter for Combo Box

                                          Scenario: Product Obsolete.
                                          if product is marked as obsolete then we do not want it to appear on the combo drop down list but still must be visible to display historic data.

                                          The Hack involves hiding a second drop down behind the first with a different rowsource, on click of the first we swap focus to the rear dropdown which then retrieves the required value without effecting the bound tables historical data.

                                          Can you apply a filter to a combo box, on focus, for addition of records.

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