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Is there an ACCESS 2007 JET SQL editor or client (not sure the right term is) that can be used to code Access Jet SQL queries? It is very difficult to write SQL queries in ACCESS 2007 since it's like basically typing in notepad without any special text formatting for keywords or commands for example. Its hard to write and read... Any suggestions or tools that I can use to make this process easier?

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the only other alternative I have come up with is using Word and then copying and pasting into Access Sql Window... – PokerPlayer23 Jun 27 '12 at 20:06
No, no, no, not Word. Word is not a code editor, it's a (rich) format editor. It wasn't designed for code editing. – ypercubeᵀᴹ Jun 28 '12 at 7:16
lol! got it. thanks! – PokerPlayer23 Jun 28 '12 at 14:20
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There are many tools and ways better ways to do SQL editing for Access 2007 other then using msword , at least i would use Notepad++

below are tools i used and are good

  1. RazorSQL
  2. SQuirreL SQL

here is a 2 post1 and post2 in Stackoverflow similar to your issue

but if you want my opinion to this problem, the best thing i suggest is to use SSMS and add a linked server to your Access file, i like SSMS

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Awsome thanks! I will try that! – PokerPlayer23 Jun 28 '12 at 14:19

I realize this question is over 3 years old now, but I wrote an MS-Access add-in called Access SQL Editor (link), because I write a lot of SQL in Access.

It's not free, but it's very inexpensive. If you find it useful but can't afford it, or you really don't want to buy it, contact me and I'll send you a free license.


  • Syntax Highlighting
  • SQL Comments
  • Line numbers
  • Search-and-replace, with regular expression syntax
  • Hotkeys
  • Automatic query formatting
  • Supports pass-through queries
  • Works with Access 2002-2016 (it's activated from the "Add-Ins" menu in Access)
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