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

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MySQL Workbench connect to MS Access

I have a .mdb file on my computer that I would like to convert into a MySQL Schema and I have found that there is a migration tool within Workbench. However it doesn't seem to allow you to connect to ...
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Replacing the MS-Acccess frontend for accessing linked tables with SQL Server?

Is it possible to use SQL Server / SQL Server Management Studio to do queries across linked tables the way that you would do them in MS-Access? The MS-Access front-end is frustrating and time ...
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Help with Vehicle Service database

I am using the Desktop Vehicle Maintenance template in access, but i am trying to cater it towards our farms needs. We will be keeping track of the service's done on Trucks, Tractors, Equipment, etc. ...
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Model a family tree database in Access 2007

I designed my database with the intention of implementing it with MySQL, but have now decided to implement it in Access 2007 using form and subforms. While creating my UML diagram, I realised I have ...
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Access 2010 linked table - solve the “decimal field's precision” error

I have an Access 2003 database (running on Win 7 64-bit, Office is also 64-bit) that has many linked tables pointing to an Oracle 11g instance through 64-bit Oracle ODBC driver. Most of the tables ...
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Parameters in queries using vba

I am trying to write a process to run several prewritten Queries in a row without any human interaction. I tried to write a macro, but the after saving it it still prompted for the date range in the ...
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MYSQL & Access ODBC

I am trying to connect mysql with access, i am settings up the ODBC correctly from the data sources, however i get a driver error. I am using access 2010 and the driver version of the ODBC conector ...
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Ms Access queries equivalent in Sql Server

Queries in MS Access can act like views do in oracle in that you can query against them. Example: if you have a query in access called allProducts, you can also do SELECT * from allProducts; My ...
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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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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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EXCEL sheets batch input to Access

I have a lot of Excel datasheet (in one file) I want to batch input to Access but I can't find a sample code to do it the name of datasheet in access is same as in excel is there any code of ...
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If A is next to B, how to automatically assert that B is next to A

I am working in Access 2010. Let's say I have a database that tracks where packages sit in a warehouse. Table: Packages PackageID (PK) PackageHeight PackageWidth PackageWeight PackageOwner (etc) ...
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Query Linked Access database on network share via SQL Job Agent

I have an MS Access database on a shared network location which I've added as a linked server to my SQL Server instance. I'm authenticated on the network location via the server's main Windows login. ...
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Database Relational Design for Multiple Categories

I am building a database for participants who are grouped into studies. There's a total of 5 different studies - A, B, C, D, and E. The participants may be in more than one studies, and participants ...
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What is a proper way to handle a “sequence number” like field?

The fields of a trimmed-down version of a database I'm working with looks like this: Model Number, Model Name, Customer, Date, SeqNum The customer can purchase the exact same item on the same date ...
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Pivot a table to repeat the first column for each following column

i'm not sure how to explain so I'll try and write out an example. I'm currently using an access database with a table in the following format 1 A B C D 2 A B C D I'm trying to perform a query ...
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Exporting data from Microsoft Access table file subsets to plain text

I have a problem in exporting data from Microsoft Access. I have an Access file made of several rows and columns, like this: Every row contains a subset of data, tha could be observed by clicking ...
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is it possible to create a form in the intranet that can be stored in a database?

I am trying to create a form for my companies intraNet site. The idea is as follows: An employee wants to make a purchase, so they will go to the appropriate page in the intraNet They will fill out ...
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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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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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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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Returning a True or False from an IIF statement

I have a query with the following IIF statement OnlineEnrolment: IIf([qry_ebs_final_CAN-ENROL-ONLINE].[SP_CAN_ENROL]='Y',True,False) It gives the correct results, but the format that it gives them ...
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Unable to add records to query in Access 2007

I've found this excellent resource that covers why a query might be read-only. I have a query that is not read only, yet I'm unable to add new records to it. There are three tables. Let's call them ...
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Implementing a family database using Access 2010

A while ago I asked this question about using Access 2007 to implement a family tree model. I had all the tables and relationships mapped out in a UML diagram but realised it was getting out of hand ...
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Why do I only see SYS and INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables? Access 2007 ODB to SQL Server 2008

I was finally able to create my ODBC connection but now when I go to External Data > ODBC > LINK TABLES using my ODBC connection in Access 2007 I get a huge list of tables such as ...
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Microsoft Access constrain view by date in outer query

I'm working on a query in Microsoft access and it does not appear to allow me to filter the inline view by a date that exists in the table outside of the inline view. A simplified version that ...
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Records in table not showing on form Access 2007

Excuse my ignorance in asking this question - I am a database novice and need help! I will explain as best I can. In the table on my DB I have 235 records. I have created a form which references ...
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Microsoft Access 2003 vs SQL Server 2005 Express

There is an Access 2003 database that each "corps" has to manage themselves containing personal, training and material data. It's written very poorly. Besides that, the server only runs Windows 2000, ...
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Access exporting to CSV is weirdly slow

I have searched but could not find anything similar. If I just run the query, I can get the result pretty quickly (~5 mins); but after I saved the query to export as CSV, the exporting part is ...
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Get data from database and put it back to a new datasheet

I want to get the data from the database and put it back with the new format I have a lot of datasheet like follow ID a b c d 1 1 5 9 13 2 2 6 10 14 3 3 7 11 15 4 4 8 12 16 and I want to put ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Supressing the Confirm box in an access vba function

I've got an Access database and in there I have macro which outputs a query to a csv file ready for import into another system we are using. As part of this macro it makes a backup of the base table ...
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Defining the Relationship - Some Basic Help [closed]

I thought I had this figured out but I am starting to doubt myself on something that should be simple. I have a table of Group, and a table for Activity. Each Group has one Activity. Different groups ...
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Missing 'Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine' in SSMS

I've got several users that need to import / export ACCDB Access files into out of SQL Server. Unfortunately, I have been unable to get 'Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine' to show up as a ...
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Connecting to a SQL Server database from a Flash program [closed]

I currently have the ability to utilize Microsoft SQL Server 2012. I am developing a project with Adobe Flash Builder 4.7. If I link my database with Adobe Flash Builder is there any additional ...
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how to connect values of a new record in a form to a table? [closed]

I have just started working on MS Access 2007. I know how to create a form and add buttons, textboxes, etc I don't know how to connect my values entered in textbox to my table in database. How do I ...
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Rename cell based on duplicate compound key in MS Access

I'm using MS Access (I know, I know...), and I'm trying to rename a cell when there are duplicates of mutliple columns. Here's an example: Col_1 Col_2 Col_3 Note A1 B1 C1 A1 ...
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How do I auto-fill data in Microsoft Access 2003?

I am creating a Purchase Order Form at work using Microsoft Access 2003 so that it can be saved and archived in a database and reduce paper costs. These are my current dilemmas: I am unable to ...
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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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Is it possible to join derived tables to actual in Access 2007

Is it possible to join derived tables to actual tables in Access 2007 like in SQL Server 2008? I have an example below: SELECT * FROM --MyOtherTable is a "real" table MyOtherTable ...