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  1. 140 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    It looks like the development team aren't in much of a hurry with this (or have sorted it and not told us). This has been waiting for a whole year now.

    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    How are you getting on 4 months into this, please?

  2. 56 votes
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    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    How are you getting on working closely with the Windows team on resolving this issue which came up in October 2018, please?

  3. 12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  4. 51 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    "Link to and import from" would be read-only?

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  5. 99 votes
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  6. 124 votes
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  7. 143 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    Remember you can also have subdatasheets to your datasheets as well. You can't have headers and stuff to the datasheet, but you could put the datasheet on a top-level form so you have the datasheet as your subform and then the subdatasheet runs off that.

  8. 3 votes
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    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    So, if an IT department switches on MFA, how do I continue to use Access to connect to the Azure SQL database, please? Have I missed something obvious?

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  9. 4 votes
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    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    And it doesn't always work well. Sometimes something goes wrong and no-one notices until they notice loads of files in the same folder as the original Access database named Database1.accdb, Database2.accdb, Database3.accdb or something similar.

  10. 29 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    BUG: Using the (new) "Refresh Link" option when right-clicking a linked view (from MySQL), it removes any primary key you have set up. I'm on build 11029.20079.

  11. 4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    I would suggest you don't save the password. It is better to run a connection to the back end when you start up your app, e.g. by using OpenDatabase (with an Access back end) or a SQL pass through query (if an ODBC back end). This creates a cache which is then automatically used by linked tables so they will then connect.

  12. 23 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    Bullzip is good for this for doing it programmatically.

  13. 3 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    Is there a situation where just unhiding existing controls is not as useful?

  14. 2 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    PS Such "roll your own" progress bars are likely to be more flexible and adaptable than anything Microsoft might put into a built-in one.

    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    There are a number of ways to create a progress bar. Searching on "access progress bar" gives access to some of them.

  15. 112 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    As in over and above the use of the Anchor property?

  16. 7 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    I would vote for this, but have no votes left.

    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    I agree. Access is different to the other Office programs. When I create a database with no access to the design stuff, e.g. Navigation Pane, design view for forms and reports, etc., I don't want "tell me what you want to do" stuck on my ribbon. It has no relevance to my database. It might as well have an advert for Siberian hamsters there.

    Clippy 2 or what?

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    1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    Sorry, there are 6 CommandBars in Access 2016 with no Name other than " ".

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  18. 31 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  19. 53 votes
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    Planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    As well as the problem with the borders of windows, Access has other problems with high resolution screens.
    When text size is set in Windows (10?) to more than 100%, the following happen:
    1) The Navigation Pane updates slowly and jerkily when scrolling down it (even on my super whizzy PC).
    2) The horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of a form obliterates the right half of the Search box next to it when the size of the Access window is reduced to a size which causes the horizontal scroll bar to appear.

    Please note that if you want to check this out by altering your Windows text size, you will need to log off and log in again to see the change.

    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    I've already used up my votes, so I can't vote for this as well. I have just bought a high resolution screen and the Navigation Pane text is now tiny with large vertical gaps between each line. It's a mess.

  20. 18 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Alan Cossey commented  · 

    wilo,
    That's all part of vbWatchdog and, no, I have no connection with them apart from using their product(s).

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