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  1. VBA/Geolocation/Camera on Windows Mobile Devices

    So, if you're bringing win32 programs to ARM devices (tablets, phones etc) and you're already producing mobile form factor windows that can run Access natively, I'd like to be able to work with the device's Geolocation data, and also Photos, in my Access 'desktop' databases. And I'd like to use VBA to do so. :)

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  2. 1 vote
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  3. ... to deliver an option to convert old access versions to the newer ones

    if having old access versions it would be good to have a converter "on board"

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  4. add ability to sync and store dabase in onedrive

    Can you update acess so that the entire dabase can be store in onedrive. This way when I use a difrent computer I can have acess to the dabase as well as invite others to have access to it at the same time.

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  5. Make an Access Lite version free

    One of the main reasons Access doesn't have the traction of other stacks and development environments is because it's competitors in the various spaces are free. MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, .NET, PHP, Ruby... etc. Access continues to lose it's market share because it's entry level is too high. Making an Access Lite version which allows people to make basic forms, basic reports, basic tables, and basic code behind would improve Access's standing to perhaps a 2nd class citizen in the development ecosystem. Right now it's a 3rd class citizen that is made fun of by all the other "real developers" and…

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    Thank you for your suggestion.
    It is mostly relevant to Office/Microsoft business planning and I’ll forward the input to the right people.
    I’m updating the status to No Current Plan as addressing this request is not really within the realms of the product team.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  6. 1 vote
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  7. Soporte tecnico de oficce 365 (access Espanol)

    No es possible que estando en Miami florida .No pueda tener soporte en espanol como antiguamente se podia hacer contestava Colombia creo yo .
    El officces 365 (assess) que esta en mi computadora esta en espanol y los de soporte que contestan estan en EE UU y no entienden cuando el programa esta en espanol.
    Por favor solucionen este asunto por que el office 365 se lo merece por los anos que nos esta companando a los que migramos a este pais y se no es facil por que es mi idioma espanol es nuestro idioma native.
    No se a…

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  8. Access Team

    Seria una Buena idea que crearan access (forums )en espanol o almenos que pongan una heramienta de traducion en espanol o que se pueda cosultar a los usuarios en este idioma
    Mil grcasia
    Sabino
    Mimi Florida

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  9. Get a Functional Forum

    Part of development is asking questions and for this Forum (and the help files) are critical! Sadly, the Microsoft Answers forum has been, and is currently plagued with problems.

    Could you please sort out the Answers forum so we can actually use it.

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  10. ACCDB lenght

    32 GB database file

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  11. Fix Bug in Datasheet Quick (dropdown) filter

    There is a bug if you want to filter for text that contains "+" or "&", see

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ec09e1b3-1c11-49e2-81a8-23f1f44128e3/access-datasheet-containstextfilter-bug-with-and-characters?forum=accessdev

    There are other bugs: If you try to filter for

    Equals "in Progress"

    or any text that starts with "in ", you get the message "Enter a valid value".

    If you try to filter for something that starts with "not ", e.g.

    Equals "Not started",

    you will get wrong results because the filter then reads like:

    (Not [tbl_Test].[FldTest]="start")

    There are probably more. All of this comes from the fact that the input to the text filters is obviously not properly quoted when…

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    Thanks for reporting.
    We will add this bug report to our backlog and see that it is prioritized and handled.
    In the meantime, I’m updating the status for ‘No Current Plan’ so that you use your votes again.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  12. Please can we have Access for IMac?

    Having moved to an iMac suddenly find this is not available so still needing to run my old slow pc/laptop

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  13. Access 2016

    Access 2016 non è più presente il Wizard per la creazione di pacchetti da distribuire con le Runtime library, vi prego di rimetterlo al più presto perché era utilissimo.

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    Thanks Roberto for posting.
    The wizarding package has been removed in Access 2013.
    As useful as it may have been to you and others, we know that most developers used third party custom installers (similar to Dolly’s suggestions below).

    Michal [MSFT]

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  15. Fix Bug with Min and DMin aggregate functions in presence of zero-length strings

    If there are zero-length strings in a text field of a table, then Min and DMin may return wrong results. I have described this in detail here:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dc948ff4-c5cc-4159-9f97-f04b72ac30c6/access-false-results-with-min-and-dmin-aggregate-functions-on-text-fields-in-the-presence-of-zero?forum=accessdev

    Microsoft Support has confirmed that this is a bug.It is still present in Access 2016.

    Matthias Kläy

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    Thanks for reporting.
    We will add this bug report to our backlog and see that it is prioritized and handled.
    In the meantime, I’m updating the status for ‘No Current Plan’ so that you use your votes again.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  16. network

    gracefully handle Network interruptions with a Access backend

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  17. New microsoft access app for iphone

    Thanks to develop an mobile app for Microsoft access to use it with iphone or android tablet like "filemaker go". It will be great to take photos, datas with an access phone app and after to synchronize with the computer.
    I think, it is very important to use it offline because it is not possible to have internet everywhere !!!! Thanks to work about it :):)

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    Thanks for your suggestion.
    We realize that Access is not the right tool for today’s mobile world, and Microsoft as a company is invested in finding solutions.
    Currently, there is no plan to create Access version for mobile devices.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  18. BUG: Find and Replace Access 2016 and 2010

    There appears to be a bug within Microsoft Access on at least 2016 and 2010 release versions.

    When doing a Find and Replace on a Field, the first record is acted upon twice in certain circumstances.

    When Highlighting the Entire Column or just one cell, the first cell of the field, or the one cell chosen gets acted upon twice by the find and replace after hitting Replace all.

    I can provide screen shots upon request, but you should be able to reproduce this easily using

    1
    21
    312

    and doing a find On 1 and replace with 1L

    you…

    3 votes
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    Thanks for reporting.
    We will add this bug report to our backlog and see that it is prioritized and handled.
    In the meantime, I’m updating the status for ‘No Current Plan’ so that you use your votes again.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  19. Reactivate "Require Variable Declaration" and "Option Explicit"

    The option "Require Variable Declaration" in the VBA Editor's Options dialog is deactivated by default. So "Option Explicit" is not added automatically to new modules. If unexperienced programmers forget to declare variables this can result in unexpected errors.

    It seems that you could easily change the default value of this option to "activated" (it is one key in the windows registry).

    I don't even understand why the default value of this option was changed.

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  20. Buy Fishers "Find and Replace" and incorporate it into Access

    License or buy Rick Fisher's Find and Replace and incorporate it into Access. Works extremeley well. Nice extra features like linked table manager.

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your suggestion.
    However, it is very broad and hard to understand what are the problems you are trying to solve.
    There are a few other suggestions related to Find and Replace – please vote on them or create specific suggestions for the existing functionality.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

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