Microsoft Access is a relational database management system that is part of the Microsoft Office suite.

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How to upload a PDF to Access database?

I have 100+ pdf files that I would like to load into an access database. When the pdf is uploaded, I would like for the data retrieved to update in an access form. How to do that?
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Randomly failing SQL Server 2008R2 used by Access 2010 front-end via ODBC

From time to time (sometimes days apart, sometimes several times a day) users of a multi-user Access front-end, which has ODBC connections to a SQL Server back-end, see a variety of problems. Most ...
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Translating a query from MS Access to SQL Server

I have a legacy query from years ago that was written for an MS Access backend: DELETE category.* FROM category LEFT JOIN product_category ON category.id = product_category.categoryid ...
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How to link a MySQL Table with a binary key into Access?

In MS Access I've created a linked table via ODBC to a MySQL table with a binary(16) primary key column (UUID). MS Access only shows the first row, all other rows have #deleted entries. I guess the ...
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Link up an ms access database to SQL Server 2008 R2?

I've installed the OLE DB Provider for JET by downloading this and installing it. I closed and reopened Microsoft SQL Studio, and connected to my SQL Server Instance. In <instance-name> ...
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Microsoft Access database performance

I wonder how MS Access manage to show long list of records when we want to browse theme in Datasheet view. 1 - Does it load limited amount of records on start-up and then load the remainder upon user ...
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MS Access: ODBC Err 3146 - Timeout related?

I have an AccessDB that queries that appears to function as expected under light loading (i.e., 1-2 users), no errors, SQL Server returns the desired results. We tried to test using 8 concurrent ...
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SQL query to return a column per date in date range with sum of contract utilisations (value/duration)

My question is similar but more elaborate than another already in stackexchange.com "SQL query to return a column per date in date range?" I have the following data: Customer Start_date ...
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MySQL vs. Microsoft Access [on hold]

I'm trying to aggregate about 500-1000 MS Excel files that deal with various small business issues (inventory, purchase orders, etc) and I'm currently trying to decide what kind of RDMS I should use. ...
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Access 2010 Database Idea [closed]

I would like to know any ideas in create a access(2010) database where I got a list of Doctors names, list of procedures(15 different procedures) during the entire year. I have to enter a number of ...
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How to shift a value one record 'down'

Suppose we have a field ("Flag"). How we can shift records of this flag in another field ("ShiftField") by using SQL code? See the example: ID Flag ShiftFlag 1 0 2 1 0 3 1 ...
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Ms Access lock a field based on its current value in datasheet

I have a check box named post in a datasheet i want it to be automatically disabled i.e. locked if post=true while the rest of the post in the datasheet which are post=false remained enabled i.e. ...
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Is it possible to have 1 piece of code do Global Error Catching in Access 2007 VBA

I know I can use code like On Error Goto ErrorHandler: in individual subs for error catching but I was wondering if there was a way for me to place just one "On Error" somewhere in my VBA code that ...
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Ms Access SQL problem

in this table Customer is actually storing CUSID (i have pleased the caption customer and made it display the name to which the CUSID corresponds to) now in the CUSnum field i want it to ...
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How can I number my groups using an Access “Find Duplicates” Query?

I have a query created by the MS Access 2010 find duplicates wizard. It is: SELECT * FROM fbExpenses WHERE [expense_date] In (SELECT [expense_date] FROM [fbExpenses] As ...
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How to convert sql server table data into MS Access(.mdb) file

I have SQL Database table with 6664055 rows, I want to convert this SQL Server table data to MS Access format(.MDB), How Can I do this?
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Missing import function in SQL Developer like MS Access has

At my work we used to use MS Access now we are forced to use SQL developer to create queries and export the data. Details: We can only query to the database We cannot create a new database We use ...
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Combine a running balance SQL statement as a column

I have two Select Statements which are collecting data from 1 table, one is a totals select statement. Could anyone assist me with combining them into 1 statement? Any assistance is appreciated ...
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Separating a date column in Access into Month, Day and Year while keeping the new columns ordered by a seperate column(primary key)

I have a column titled DateOpen which lists the date files were opened in d/m/yyyy format. I want to split the entries in that column into new columns titled MonthOpen, DayOpen and YearOpen while ...
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Grouped Data tracking [closed]

I have a MS Access Database that tracks clients, client regions and transaction types. Users are keying in transactions and once done, the system needs to create letters to the client regions ...
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SQL Query: Join Tables using two partial string matches

Using MS Access, I have to combine two tables where two criteria must be met: Container = Container AND Booking = Booking. I have two tables where fields are missing a value: Table1 and Table2 have ...
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linked server hanging

We've been using a linked server to an access database for close to a year now with little issue. Now when I run a select query against the linked server the query sits there and never finishes. ...
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In the Import/Export Wizard inside SSDT, why is the MSAccess DB Engine data source looking for a workgroup information file?

Running MSSQL12, VS10 Shell, MSA2013 with local .accdb files, Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable (x86_64) and Microsoft Access Database Engine 2007 Redistributable (x86) installed. ...
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Attendance Database using sql in MS Access

I'm currently working with a simple database for the attendance of the professor in our college. I'm using MS Access 2010 with a Main table that includes the Attendance log of all the professor with ...
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MS Access + SQL Server for 1160 users - Is it worth it? (Please Help!) [closed]

Our school in Delhi (India) wants to develop a professional and robust in-house database (SIS) that should handle vast amount of student information, including admissions, registration, re-enrollment, ...
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Importing data from MS Access database to an existing Postgres database

I'm developing a Django based website with a Postgres DB. The problem I'm having is importing the data from an Access DB into it. To be specific, I'm not trying to translate/import the schema from ...
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Can migration from MS Access to SQL Server or … make database faster? [closed]

A company asked me to migrate their database from MS Access to SQL Server or MySQL because they think that on those engines their database will run faster. But I wonder if their problem isn't because ...
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False positive error message in MS Access (concurrent users)

I have discovered a strange apparent bug in MS Access and would like to know if others know it already and hopefully how to get around it. Trying to count records based on known column categories. ...
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Pivot table with many columns, a bad practice?

I am constructing a pivot table with many columns (300) and I wonder if I this is a bad practice. Here are some details why I need to contruct this table. A (very) simplified presentation of my ...
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MySQL Link to PHPMyAdmin/MS Access

I have a mysql database stored on a server via phpmyadmin. I want to link this to MS Access for other users. I often link mysql databases to MS Access which are stored locally, but never DB's stored ...
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Deleting Record from Linked Table Slow in MS Access

I have a Microsoft Access database that is linked to a SQL Server 2000 backend. It has one form with several subforms, all using information from linked tables. When I try to delete a record from one ...
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Access: search for more than one parameter?

I need to perform several queries, looking for more than one parameter. for example: in my field "lenght" I want to extract values matching both 4.6 and 4.7. then, next time I need 5.8 and 5.9, and ...
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Access Linked Tables and Their Network Connections

I need to know some simplistic details about how Microsoft Access' linked tables work. I think I know the answer, and this question is more about asking for a confirmation than anything else. A ...
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Populate the columns of one table with the records of another

I have one table, FRUIT, describing some measurements that I make: ID Tag Amount Units 1 A 75 Apples 2 B 23 Bananas I would like another table, HISTORY, that tracks the ...
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Query Multiple tables in MS Access

I have three tables: Table City has Two columns: City_ID, CityName <City_ID is Primary Key> Table Accommodation has Two Columns: Accommodation_ID, CategoryType <Accommodaton_ID is ...
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How to check with SQL whether a column is an identity column for an Access database?

Knowing how to check whether a column is an identity column for Microsoft SQL Server, I currently still found no solution for doing the same with SQL for a Microsoft Access database. My question: ...
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Merge Fields into one Row with a Query

I am working with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. What I am trying to figure out is how to merge all characters for each DOMAIN field into one row, for example: Q01 ...
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Handling empty fields

SELECT Name, SUM(Switch([Date] = DateAdd('d', - 7, DATE ()), NetAmount) )AS DAY1 FROM Customer GROUP BY Name My question is how to return the value 0 when the date is not present (an empty field). ...
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Convert SQL Server query to MS Access syntax

I have this query in SQL Server: SELECT Dated, AccountID, AccountName, Rate, case (when (Credit-Debit) > 0 then Credit-Debit END) as Credit, case (when (Credit-Debit) < 0 then Credit-Debit ...
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Several stays: many-to-many relationship

Could you please help me with the following problem? I'm a total novice in DB design. I have a table with researchers who visit our university. They come for some period of time (from, till). Now, ...
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Sum of different values on the same row in a table

I have a table with numbers from 0-5, under different field names (Score1, Score2 etc. all the way to Score50) that need to be summed at the last column of that same row. Each row represents a ...
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linked server to specific access table

I have built a linked server which links my SQL Server database to an Access DB. Using this object someone is able to see all tables in Access. What I would like to do is to isolate it just to 1 ...
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Advanced CSV export formatting in MS Access

I am trying to create a CSV file with the following format (for import into MYOB AccountRight financial software): InvoiceNum1,Line1,... InvoiceNum1,Line2,... InvoiceNum2,Line1,... ...
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Connect to Microsoft Access database via Microsoft SQL Server / MySQL

A client has an Microsoft Access database where they save their products. To access the database now you have to login via VPN and open Microsoft Office Access. I need to access this database from a ...
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Access table converted to system table… Help changing it back?

Somehow the business unit managed to change a regular table into a system table. Now nobody can read it or edit it. Engine is the owner and nobody has administer permissions. I noticed in ...
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SET IDENTITY_INSERT equivalent in Access

In sql server i can explicitly insert value to a identity column of a table by using SET IDENTITY_INSERT ON . For an Access database i am using Autonumber column datatype. For this column i am not ...
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Grouping and counting rows by existence of matching criteria in any of several columns

Disclaimer: I've inherited a database which is probably not quite as "normal" as I would like, and I'm limited to Jet/MS Access 2010 for my db backend and interface, as well my choice of reporting ...
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A pre-existing hierarchial table as relational

Currently the database contains something like so (these are the main fields but there's a large amount more): +----------+----------------+----------+ | Agency | parent | main_term ...
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MS Access: error 3045 while linking to back-end

In our environment multiple users each work with their own copied front-end, with tables linked to a single networked back-end (both files are .mdb). Each user has permissions to read and write to ...
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representation in ms-access

I have a database in microsoft access. I want to know how to look up a singular datum from a reference table giving a dynamic set of values. Here is a representation of what I mean: I have the ...