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

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Would it be a good idea to create a system using MS Access as a front end and MySQL as a backend? [on hold]

I've recently been working on a MS Access project. I had to re structure the DB as almost nothing was normalized and some issues were encountered. After finishing the DB ...
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What flavor of SQL is used inside Microsoft Access?

I don't have much Access experience, and I took on a new Access project. I can use SQL to query the Access databases. What SQL specification/flavor is used inside Access? Is it the same as SQL ...
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VBA open SELECT query with parameters

How can I open a SELECT query with parameters using VBA? There exists some useful information on running insert or update queries with parameters, but the same principles don't seem to work when ...
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Linking MS Access 2010 to Outlook Inbox: Including Attachments

I'm trying to set up a MS Access table linked to an Outlook folder. I've been able to use the external data wizard to set up a linked table, but the table seems to only include subject lines and ...
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How to update multiple tables in MS Access from multiple excel files? [migrated]

Every month I have to UPDATE my MS Access db from approximately 30 excel files. They have all the same structure and format. I try to modify this code several times to update each tables in my db in ...
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MS Access : Navigation pane is suppressed

I received a MS Access form client. It is in access 2007 format. Initially Navigation Pane was not available. Only form was visible. Then I choose options->Current database->checked Display Navigation ...
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Should I maintain relationships diagrams in the back-end and the front-end?

I’m developing an Access 2010 database application. It is split into a back-end, holding all the tables, and a front-end, holding all the queries, forms, etc. I find the Relationships tool helps ...
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How to connect to MS Access Database of another computer that are on different country?

My client lives in US. I want to access his MS Access Database for editing, creating queries, forms and reports. Is there any way to connect to his Database other than remote desktop? I am having very ...
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Speed of Split Database vs ODBC with SQL Server vs ODBC with Azure Cloud

I would like to be able to host my data either in the cloud or in SQL Server, as having all my data in one Access file just doesn't seem the most secure to me (or am I wrong?). My forms contain many ...
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Alternate in access database [migrated]

I want to check whether a row exists or not before inserting a new one in Access 2007. I have the following working query in SQL Server but I'm having trouble converting it to Access. update category ...
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Basic question about how to connect microsoft access in visual basic

how to connect microsoft access database in visual basic 2010. please help me to solve the problem, I am just a beginnner.
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Error 7399 when the Access file has a password

I'm trying to create a linked server to access an old MS Access database (.mdb file) on SQL Server 2012, but I always get the error 7399 (authentication denied). So I tested with another mdb file that ...
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MS Access: Subform only displays first entry. Continuous Form follow-up question

I am new to MS Access and Database creation in general. Currently I am working on a simple employee database that can view an employee's information and can show their current (and previous) projects ...
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How to join all combinations from two tables with a common column

I have a list of suppliers who supply a list of countries. For example: Supplier A supplies to: USA France China and another list of suppliers with their suppliers' factories For example: ...
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Deploying access database to program files without Read only warnings? [closed]

I have an access database which I've deployed to user's computers. The database is a front end with linked tables to an SQL server database. However, I'd like to deploy the database to the user's ...
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Design Question - Stock and OnSale Table

Background : I'm designing a solution for a repair toy association. Since they have office - I'll use Access. Plot : Stock will store items - I choose this primary key (Item_Id,Record_date) ...
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MS Access 2007/2010 Compact & Repair not working

I have a database that I use in VB. As records update theres a lot of useless info in there because access doesn't reuse the same spots. So that information has to be removed. Before I would use ...
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Compact and Repair Database (db1.mdb?)

When compacting and repairing a database, Access doesn't actually compact the current copy of the database, it just saves it as db1.mdb? Am I correct? If so: I am building an application for which ...
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What DSN file is MS Access using for ODBC Linked Tables?

I set up a linked tables in Microsoft Access to connects to an remote database using ODBC with a File DSN. But which DSN file is Access using now? I want to examine it and compare it with the other ...
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PostgreSQL to MS Access

Is it possible to create a database in PostgreSQL move it into other computer and use this database with MS Access? How to do that?
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Converting Access SQL HAVING command to T-SQL

I have this SELECT query I need to convert to a T-SQL view: SELECT T_Compras.Guia, T_Compras.Data, T_Compras.Id_Embarcação, T_Compras.[Nº Maré], T_ComprasDet.Id_Peixe, ...
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Is it worth time converting Access query to T-SQL query

Let me just say, before anything else, that I am a enormous noob when it comes to databases in general, so please forgive me for my rather stupid thoughts and actions. I had a database built in ...
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Minimum value on most recent date per account MS ACCESS SQL

I have a MS ACCESS DB table Riskscore with the three fields: CHACCTBS, CHRQDATE, CHSCORE and want to find the lowest CHSCORE on the most recent CHRQDATE per CHACCTBS where it is possible to have ...
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Moving from MS Access to SQL Server 2012, need help with column history

I'm moving an access database from all the data being in MS Access to MS Access being just a frontend, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to do a sort of column history. I have a ...
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Update Table Query: Automatically handle “Enter Parameter Value” prompts?

EDIT: Here are two database Files that demonstrate an applied example of the problem: Example_DBs.zip (Zipped due to 2 link limitation.) Note: The missing Field in "Not Working.mdb" is ...
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Access Query Design View: Show results in two columns from one table

Lets say I have the follow Tables: Outfits: ID | Top Color ID | Bottom Color ID 1,2,1 2,3,4 Colors: ID | Name 1, Red 2, Blue 3, Green 4, Orange I'd like to have a query in design view to have the ...
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Distinguishing Records with Related Fields

I'm a newer user (obviously) and would greatly appreciate question writing suggestions as well as answer suggestions: I have a lot of interrelated tables which largely depend on my Products table, ...
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MS Access: Control source vs. record source

I'm trying to understand the difference between a control source and a record source for my MS Access 2010 form. I'm designing an inventory system for food. There is a table for invoices, food items, ...
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Concatenate columns uniquely on the same table in MS ACCESS

The original table: ======================================================================================= | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | ...
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Creating a relationship between one field in a table with two fields in another [closed]

Is the picture below the only way to create the relationship described in the title with referential integrity? Why does Access not allow me to do this without the "duplicate" table? Thanks!
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Is hosting the back end in the cloud supposed to significantly slow performance?

I moved my back-end from a local .accdb source to Microsoft's online Access App. Ever since then, forms have been taking more than 20 times longer to load. Is this normal? Or is there something wrong ...
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MS Access: How to display data on a form based on lookup from another table

I have an "Inventory" table in my MS Access 2010 database that looks like this: ID Item Orderer Date audited Units left in stock 1 Agave Bulk 7/14/2015 56 2 Basil ...
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Mysql trough access

EDIT I solved the half, that i made a pass through query, so now I only need this: (Licenszek.verz_id)=[Forms]![Hasznalat]![verzio]; to be implemented To the pass trough, ot be the passtrough and a ...
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Is there a way to use my Access accdb or accde file (Created on the desktop) on an ipad? [closed]

It would need to be able to read [AND write]***redacted. I only need it to read info. I can store the database either on the network or on the cloud (Microsoft Azure). Is there an app or another way ...
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Pulling Records from Linked Tables in MS Access, throwing Syntax error

I'm currently working with an MS Access database that I'm supposed to be modifying a bit. I've finished the work I was assigned to do but am now struggling with deploying it accross a multi-user ...
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Updating the details of an ACCESS-2003 database on completion of a PostgreSQL UPDATE trigger

I am currently stuck and looking for some further guidance. I have a database in access, which on UPDATE (trigger function) will take the data inputted into the PostgreSQL table in QGIS, and update ...
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Count in an other table and show only theese records in query which has more than they used in other table

I have for example 2 tables: used(us_id, code_id); codes(code_id, amount) I want something like this: If for example I have 5 eggs, and egg code is 1, then if the used table have reached 5 of ID ...
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MS Access: How to automatically fill in ID field based on value of another field

I have an MS Access inventory database where I imported some data about our food purchases from Excel. In Excel, the Vendors were simply listed in a "Vendor Name" column, which looks like this: ...
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Automatic creation of unique Alphanumeric ID?

All the accounts in my database have a unique ID, that begins with the letter "G" (always), and has a 3 digit number following (e.g. "G026", "G123","G005","G999", etc.) When a user is inputting ...
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Deploying Shared MS Access DB — Summer Intern first time with Access

So to give a brief background I've got a summer internship and was asked to modify and add features to an already existing MS Access DB. I don't actually take databases until next semester, so I was ...
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How to create a database with “polymorphism”

I'm sorry I'm new when it comes to databases, I'm using Access right now to develop a database to store calibration data for a bunch of different types of transducers. Each type of item is ...
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How to export an Access database and import to MySQL?

I am working on a Java project that sources data from an MS Access database, but I want to use MySQL because I have found it to be very easy to manage. How can I export an Access database that has ...
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How to autopopulate MS Access fields with info from another table

I am creating a food purchasing and inventory database for a restaurant. Originally, the invoice/ordering data was stored in Excel. I created several tables in Access: "Vendors", "Invoices", and ...
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Microsoft Access Export to Excel

I have an Excel spreadsheet that is filled with a ton of data which is organized by column (a column for names, a column for occupation etc.). I have recently moved all of this data into Microsoft ...
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Any reason not to add 'rowversion' column?

The TechNet article, "Optimizing Microsoft Office Access Applications Linked to SQL Server", recommends adding a rowversion column to SQL Server tables linked from MS Access. From the Supporting ...
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Why are some of my migrated tables showing “The given key was not present in the dictionary” in WebMatrix's interface?

I'm having an issue while using the SQL Server Migration tool to convert Access accdbs into SQL Server 2014 Express. I am converting the tables using SQL Server Migration Tool and I have a connection ...
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Basic Access database help [closed]

I am trying to create a basic database using access but I'm just learning at the minute. I have a text file which contains, customer account code (contains duplicates), customer address type, ...
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Removing Replication from MS Access mdb file using External Data->Access, is anything lost?

The new version of MS-Access 365 does not support replication as evidenced by the following error message: "The current version of Microsoft Access does not support replicated databases. To use ...
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Part of query is not properly performing in access design view(2010)?

So, I have been trying to figure out why this query is not running in the design view properly. I am trying to create a list of IDs of individuals who have an invoice(Gift table) between 1/1/2014, but ...
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Auto increment form field

I am working with a database, with some forms. What I am trying to do is an auto increment field in my form. For example ID -- every time when I type some new record, this field ID should increment ...