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      3 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Pat Hartman commented  · 

      Your database is probably corrupted. Start with compact & repair. If that doesn't work, try rebuilding by starting a new, empty database and importing all objects. Don't forget to reset the back page settings if needed.

    • 21 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • 8 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • 17 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • 50 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • 8 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Pat Hartman commented  · 

                  Is your Autonumber marked as the primary key? If it is not, that may be what is causing the problem.

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                    3 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Pat Hartman commented  · 

                    This is one of those stupid changes that frankly drives me nuts. I realize it is just a short putt but change for the sake of change is POOR! Why would Access elect to work differently from Windows itself when prior versions worked the same way Windows did. There are numerous other "little" dumb things like that that were broken with A2007 (including the switch from the database window to the inferior nav "pain") and I've almost given up hope of them ever being restored.

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                      11 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Pat Hartman commented  · 

                      MS missed the boat when it attempted to respond to requests to make Access web enabled. No one actually wanted MS to develop a whole new (and inferior) FE model. We wanted Access to be a better ODBC client so we could have response times similar to that of web pages. Although Access works well enough using ODBC on a LAN (as long as you use a little common sense), it sucks when the database is somewhere in the cloud. THAT is the problem we need MS to fix. The "Access Way" is bound forms/reports. We need ODBC solutions that integrate with bound objects.

                    • 105 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        Pat Hartman commented  · 

                        Anchor does not solve this problem. There are two issues to address.
                        1. Resizing when the user changes the size of a form or window. If he resizes the form, the objects should all resize. However, resizing the window shouldn't change anything. When I use Access in less than full screen, it is generally because I want to see parts of two applications and automatically resizing the Access window to be "full" but smaller would defeat this.
                        2. Different resolutions. This could be accommodated by storing the resolution of the screen on the PC where the app was created. Then when the app is opened on a different system or different monitor on the same system, the forms could adjust. But, to give us some flexibility, I would make this an updateable property in case we change development platforms.

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                          2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • 4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Pat Hartman commented  · 

                            This was such a pain for me that I built my own. If you belong to experts exchange, send me a PM or post a request for it and I'll find you.

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                              Pat Hartman supported this idea  · 
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                                6 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • 9 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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