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      0 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          Dolly commented  · 

          There are numerous tools that already exist for exactly this purpose, many are even free, some even specifically geared towards Access. We used to have the Packaging Wizard and Microsoft ditched that a while back, but if you search there are numerous websites that cover this very subject. I Googled and the very first hit offered numerous solutions worth investigating https://www.devhut.net/2014/06/04/ms-access-package-solution-wizard-is-dead-now-what/

          I'd much rather development to fix existing issues (borders, relationships), improve existing feature (VBE, QBE, LTM) than invest in something of this nature that will only serve a small percentage of Access users.

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            8 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Dolly commented  · 

            Instead of iterating table by table, it should be iterating BE by BE and only opening and closing the connection once. I think one of your MVPs has a sample that I can't locate now. You should speak with them. A lot of them have rolled out far superior solutions over the years that you should be seriously looking at.

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              28 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Dolly commented  · 

              It makes no sense to bog down PCs with SQL Server uselessly by default when the vast majority have no need for it and in the cases where it makes sense, the ability already exists to install the Express edition (for free) and leverage it. To me, this suggestion is a no go and if I could vote against it, I would. I don't think MS wants to go down the avenue of shoving SQL Server down people's throats.

              SS has it's reason for being, but making it the default with Access, I'm sorry, NO!

              Dolly commented  · 

              If you want SQL Server Express, install it, no? It is freely available. Simply download it (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/sql-server-editions-express) and install it. You can interface Access with it right out of the box.

              Since it is a separate program on its own, it make no sense that it would be installed as part of Access. Furthermore, the vast majority of users use Access as is on its own. It would make no sense to go and install SQL Server Express and thus bog down their systems for no reason with useless services and the likes!

              If you want it, it is but a free download away, but it makes no sense to include it as part of Access.

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

                Their is already a client setting and a command line switch. At the end of the day this is an implementation issue. It is up to people to have people that know what they are doing developing and setting up databases. There is only so much MS can do.

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                  2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Dolly commented  · 

                  +1 to Joe's explanation. This has been brought up before and shot down.

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                    4 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Dolly commented  · 

                    If "Access databases have more users" then what is the concern?

                    "not just part of Office 365", it isn't it is also a standalone product, or part of Office 20XX, or part of Office365.

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                      2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Dolly commented  · 

                      This is a design request for a specific database, this has nothing to do with Microsoft. Please contact your developer so they can put in place such a feature for you.

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

                        Translation (Google): "I suggest that you design a function that returns the value of the previous record, of the record of the same field, and one that returns the value back, or a general where it is decided by a variable the value of the record is previous two steps or 3 or later n steps"

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

                          Translation (Google): "I suggest that you create the possibility of compiling the access and make an executable file encrypted without possibilities of access to its interior design."

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                            2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Dolly commented  · 

                            Not that your request doesn't have merit since they already make other font properties available, but you can this quite easily through VBA.

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                              10 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Dolly commented  · 

                              We asked numerous times to enhance the SQL editor and they all been shot down. Just not going to happen any time soon, if ever!

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                                2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Dolly commented  · 

                                You control your report/label. You set it up however you need it to be. That up to you or your developer.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    8 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Dolly commented  · 

                                    Nigel,

                                    That is not true. It's been too long for me to comment knowledgeably regarding SA, but QuickBooks SDK is 100%. Never has cost a penny. You can also create a free account on their forum to ask questions in the hopes that someone can help you out. They also have numerous code samples.

                                    Dolly commented  · 

                                    You can already connect to both! There are SDKs and sample code that already exist for this.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          Dolly commented  · 

                                          Why not create your own MsgBox form? Then your options become almost limitless.

                                          You can dynamically populate it, link it to tables, link it to external files, even use RTF so you can actually format the text (something lacking from Access for years now). Don't wait on MS for anything, do it yourself!

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                                            2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Dolly commented  · 

                                            That would break compatibility. Please don't!!!! Is there a -3 Votes.

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