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Adding two columns results in concatenation instead of addition

I need help using addition. When I do it populates using the concatenate function. I used the following in my access database Total: [ANTI TERROR]+[Records] and instead of returning 1 + 1 = 2 it ...
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Alter schema of Access 2013 database with linked table

I'm trying to change the schema of an Access 2013 table. I want to lengthen some of the text fields. When I change the schema and try to save I get dialog with Operation is not supported for this type ...
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Access 2010 ODBC Connection to SQL Server 2005

I'm trying to code an ODBC connection to SQL Server in Access 2010 and hoping someone can help me, as I've lost the plot. This is my code, it simply accesses one SQL Server database/table and insert ...
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Access Data stored in SQL Server

I'm currently working on a project to convert our Access Apps to store the table data in SQL Server. Using SSMA to migrate the data results in the foreign keys and Look-ups work as expected in ...
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How to prevent #Error values derived from Nulls in an outer join

Suppose I have two tables to outer join Tab1: ID Nam 1 Joe 2 Moe 3 Flo Tab2: ID Val y w 1 stuff 66 33 2 duff 67 44 and one of the resulting columns is derived -- i.e., ...
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Problem forming a query with subqueries in design view? (MS Access 2010)?

I just started a new job as a dbase admin intern, and due to the database being very large, it is better to do queries in design view, rather than hardcoding the sql. That being said, I cant seem to ...
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Joining two database tables into one

I have a database with two tables. Each table has different structure but they do share few common fields. Simplified example: Table1 field structure: Field1, Field2, Field3, Field4 Table2 field ...
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Accessing Unidata DB over Access 2003 through ODBC driver

My apologies if it sounds like gibberish, I work extensively with MS SQL and not much else. I have an Access SQL query that selects data in a linked table in Access 2003. That table is linked using ...
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Rounding mixed data types

I have a column with a mixture of letters and numbers, and I need to round only the cells that contain numbers using SQL. I currently have my data saved as strings only, and when I try to use a round ...
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When to use tags vs binary fields in a constituent management system?

I have a table of Constituents and I want to track yes or no qualities like: are they a teacher? are they an elected official? are they philanthropists? There will be less than a dozen of these ...
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Cannot access MS Access DB with non-Admin users

I have created several users in a MS Access database using "User-Level Security Wizard" in Access 2013. The problem: I am only able to log in with users belonging to Admins group. Other users ...
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PostgreSQL ODBC and Microsoft Access date/time in aggregate functions

I am trying to replace our MS Access 2003 databases with PostgreSQL 9.3. The first step is to use our MS Access front end to the upsized databases in PostgreSQL. Everything seems to work very well ...
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How to set user-level security in 2007+ MS Access?

I've read this MS info which should cover my problem. There are quite clear steps: Open the .mdb or .mde file that you want to help protect. On the Database Tools tab, in the Administer ...
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Trouble updating row in access

Here is what my table currently looks like. The two blue and pink lines indicate repeating OpIDs I used INSERT INTO to pull data from the Wednesday table into the Weekly table but that doesn't ...
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ORA-01461 in a msaccess linked table

In an Oracle 11 database I have a table that all fields are varchar2. This table is linked in an access database, and when I try to do an insert from a data aggregate query, it throws the error ‘can ...
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What is a .cof file that the database is linked to?

I am on working on creating a script that de-link and re-links all the linked tables from the front-end. I'm working on an exisiting database that has been created and pre-configured. When I click ...
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Access form remove all fields with new table adds

this is a very basic question that drove me crazy for the past few hours. I have a database (attached) in the "Events" form I'm trying to add "Resource Name" from "Resource". Both "Resource" table and ...
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Most effective way to manage a growing list of time series data in an MS Access database

I am building a database to store time series data along with some other summary statistics. Since this is a local application I do not have access to more robust database solutions and am confined to ...
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Multiple images but one user

Hello i am trying to build a small website. I have a database(MS Access) with two tables images and user Images has userID and filename. User has email password etc.. A user can upload multiple ...
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How to get the equivalent of array or string GROUP BY aggregate functions in Access?

From SQL Aggregate Functions (Office 2007) there are only these GROUP BY aggregate functions in Access SQL: Count(), Sum(), Avg(), First(), Last(), Min(), Max(), StDev(), StDevP(), Var(), VarP() ...
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How do I modify an access query to select a row based on one column when other column information is not distinct?

I have three main tables in Access 2007 that I query to get the Class, Skills, and Students. Mutliple other tables are included in the query to pull other information. If a person learned the same ...
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MS Access: adding column if not exist (or try/catch it)

this is an easy question, but I can't find out the solution... I have to check if a column exists and add it if the test is negative. How can I do with only sql code? This is the syntax for SQL ...
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Is there a way to turn off the field properties caption in MS Access 2007?

When you're in design view of a linked table that you can't redesign, and the linked table in it's field properties has a Caption set, is there a way to turn that off in the queries? And if so how do ...
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Wrong data type while using linked tables in MS Access

I have a SQL server database which needs to be linked to MS Access forms. I have a table with one column as both Identity and is a also a primary key and is big int But after linking the table , if ...
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Access 2010 delete and append queries run partially then give “Read Only” error

I have a number of append and delete queries written in Access 2010 that link to and modify tables on our SharePoint 2010 site. These queries have run without problem for months, but suddenly they've ...
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Why is my Make Table query pasting 0 rows?

I have 3 tables that I am trying to merge into 1 table using a make table query. They have thousands of rows of information. They all have multiple columns, but the first column on each will contain ...
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Add user level permissions to MS Access by using a MySQL backend

I have a large Ms Access 2013 .accdb application which runs a lot of VBA code, with almost 60 users. I developed a user level permissions mechanism using vba but now plan to migrate the back-end to ...
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How to define destination for an append query Microsoft Access

I'm trying to append two tables in MS Access at the moment. This is my SQL View of my Query at the moment: INSERT INTO MainTable SELECT FROM Table1 INNER JOIN Table2 ON Table1.University = ...
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Linking two fields from different tables (are relationships required?)

For example, I have two tables. Employees and Products. Inside Employees I have the fields: emp_ID, emp_fname, emp_lname, emp_products Inside Products I have the fields: pro_ID, pro_name, ...
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Allow access to enter data through forms, but not full database access

Using Access 2013 or Sharepoint 2013 is it possible to give someone access to data entry forms that work with a back end database whether Access database or Sharepoint SQL. But from everything I've ...
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Displaying only the most recent activity of an item

I have made a database that tracks the shipping and receiving of the tools that my company has. I am now wanting to make a query that shows only the most recent activity of all the tools. I have a ...
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How to find if a prefix is inside another in a database?

Good morning, I have a table with two columns: Table: Number1 Country 12063 USA 120634 USAW2 1206344 USAW3 1356 ATG Considering Number1 is a prefix, in my example, the number ...
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Display a one-to-many relationship in one row

I have a "one to many" relationship in two tables: Table "products" contains: product_id, product_descr Table "packing" contains: product_id, package_id, package_desc One product has often more ...
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User can see Oracle tables via ODBC that her account does not have access to [closed]

We have a user whose Oracle account, according to ALL_TAB_PRIVS, has access to tables A, B, and C. However, when the user creates an ODBC and connects to Oracle via Microsoft Access (using her Oracle ...
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Getting exception in Servlet due to ODBC

I am getting exception which is as follow - Exception[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specifiedjava.sql.SQLException: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver ...
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Replicating Multiple SQL Servers to Azure and Accessing From Web Apps

I am setting up quite a large system with multiple servers (MS SQL Server), and Office 365 Access DB, and a custom SharePoint web app for reporting purposes. The system should work as follows: Each ...
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Are documents made with MS Access 32/64 bit compatible with the other “bitness” version?

I don't have a copy of 64 bit MS Access installed so I can't try this. I'm a developer looking at what's involved with adding support for 64 bit. I'm just using the MS Access database as a back-end. ...
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MS Access - protecting backend file

I'm creating a split database in Access which has the backend on a drive accessible to all employees in the company at the moment. This isn't such a big deal at the moment because I'm still developing ...
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Updating one table from another table where non-primary-key field is similar string

I have a database in Access that I am trying to fix (actually, I'm working on a copy of the original). There are two tables, one with data input errors, and a second that is a copy of those errors, ...
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How can I track changes across 60 local databases with 1 million+ rows each?

The files are mdb and I have them locally on my computer. Just trying to track changes across the 60 databases. Realistically I want to compare two at a time and find the differences in the reports, ...
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Fetch Top 2000 Records

I have following query: strfinal = " TRANSFORM Format(Sum([Mandays].[Hours]),""#0.0"") AS [The Value] SELECT Mandays.WorkTypeCode AS WONo, ...
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Database design for varying prices from multiple vendors

I am designing a database where the products are sold in bulk with multiple pricing options, from 4 different vendors. What is the best table configuration to store this information? Id like to be ...
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Markup language for dynamic in-text citations in report

I'm a self-taught novice handling an Access DB as part of an internship, so I apologize in advance if this question offends. BACKGROUND: My DB is a set of summaries of analyses. Each analysis has ...
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MS Access Residual Query Parameters on Copied Report

I've been working on an ms access database which was put together prior to my employment, I wanted to create a new report in order to display Quality Control information, in order to do this I copied ...
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Exporting Access DB to SQL Server: unexpected EOF?

How do I correctly export a table from an old Access .mdb to SQL Server 2012? In Access I do: right click on table, export as text file and use comma or tab separator. My line endings are CRLF as ...
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SQL access query to count and delete rows > n

Can someone help me with a SQL (Access) query to delete all rows greater than n entries ordered by ID? I.e. say I have 1200 rows of data with ID incremented . I need delete the first amount leaving ...
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Importing mdb to AWS RDS SQL Server

I have a small and very old access DB, it is just one .mdb file and it was made before Access 2003. How can I import it to SQL server running on AWS RDS? I actually only need to import one table from ...
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Access 2013: Use macro to update table based on new entry

I'm trying to get a macro for 1 table to update another table based on the latest entry by the user. I have 2 tables. Product(ID, Inventory) and Sales(Sales ID, Product ID, Amount) I ...
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MS Access Query to update

Trying to update Packet.MSGState to P where if not R or D and it is Y in table Packet.MSGState UPDATE Packet SET Packet.MSGState = 'P' Where (MSGState <> 'R' and MSGState <> 'D') and ...
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How to design a Many to Many relationship table?

I'm new to DB's, so I'm not really sure how to even formulate the question. Please feel free to edit the question itself. Anyways, let's describe! I should advise that I am using MS-ACCESS for this ...