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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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Backup Access Database Daily/Weekly

We have a Microsoft Access database split into backend/frontend. What I am looking for is to be able to automatically backup these files on a daily or weekly basis - what is the best way to go about ...
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Does MS Access have anything equivalent to triggers?

I'm developing some code that will eventually talk to an Oracle 10g database. While doing this, I am also redesigning the relevant database tables. I'm not a database pro, and I don't have sufficient ...
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Can I limit access to postgresql 8.4 databases via ODBC on the server side?

I have a bit of a tricky problem at the moment that I could really use some help to solve. I'll do my best to explain it but please feel free to ask questions :-) We have a postgresql 8.4 database ...
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Weird error on simple query in MsAccess

Any idea what's wrong with the query SELECT DISTINCT Table1.Description FROM Table1 ORDER BY Table1.Description DESC; I'm running this on MsAccess on a table where all fields are Memo. There are ...
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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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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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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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Merging two Access tables into one

I have mostly identical tables, however there are slightly differences like missing columns in older ones. I want to merge 5 tables into one. Is there any easy way to do this?
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Database Design Relationship for Patient Visit in MS Access

I am designing a database to store records for research purposes, and I am having trouble picturing how I can create a relational database based on the information I have. There are a total of 6 ...
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Ms-Access 2007-2010 SQL - from single row record how to create multiple rows

I need help in below table updation using SQL in Ms-Access 2007-2010 database. I've a table called table1 which has below entries: table1: -------------------------------------------------- | col1 ...
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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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Acceptable size for MS Access Database?

I have developed an Access 2010 database. It has three main tables: HOUSES id, address, number_stories, garden, parking, imageAttachments (~1-4 per record), etc..., about 60 fields total ...
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Jet OLEDB driver refuses to open a linked table where the original has a lock - any way to force this?

I have a requirement to read reference data from several access databases for an ETL job. The data owners have produced a file with a series of linked tables that consolidates them all into one ...
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Does this database table violate normalization rules?

I’m working with Access 2010. I’m developing a database for a public art program – we paint large scale murals on walls. The database tracks blank walls in the city as potential sites for murals. It ...
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How to UPDATE/DELETE/INSERT with Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 as Linked Server in SQL Server 2012?

I need to update an Access 2003 database from SQL Server 2012 with the Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider. As an administrator, everything works great. I can do Select, Insert, Update and Delete ...
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Importing external data with specific time format into MS Access

I need to import data from a flat file to MS Access. Part of the data is time information in the format HH:MM:SS.SSSS (i.e. 24-hour time, fractional seconds). I have tried all of the standard time ...
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Time out errors - MS access front end with SQL backend

First of all I don't know anything about SQL, so I apologise if I make no sense. I have created a MS access database and our IT area migrated the tables to SQL server 2008 and linked the tables to ...
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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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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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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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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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Alternate in access database

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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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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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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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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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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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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Linking Fields From 2 Different Tables (Microsoft Access)

I am trying to link 2 fields from 2 different tables on Access but I will give an example to try and make the issue clearer. I have 1 table called "Employee Details" which contains the field ...
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Moving data from MS Access to MS SQL Server

I'm trying to migrate data into SQL Server from an existing legacy set of MS Access databases. Currently everything is working except a few core tables that are wide and contain a number of ...
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I am Trying to Write an Access Query to Get a person having a First Name and Last Name but not all People having any of those names

I am using Microsoft Access. In my search form I have 3 text boxes that I enter text to search for: First Name; Last Name; Last 4 of SSN. With the current query when I enter text into multiple boxes ...
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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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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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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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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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Many one-to-many relationships between two tables

In the process of creating a small database for a therapeutic boarding school with Access 2013, I have a problem when designing the relational database model. Two times at least, I ran into a ...
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Trying to design database for eSports Teams - Issue with dependencies

I am trying to design a database in Access for an eSport league (specifically League of Legends North America). I will post what I have and then explain my issue. My issue comes when I try to ...
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convert nvarchar to int

I have a table in access linked to SQL.I am doing a query where I am using a field named comment from this table. The field is designed in SQL as nvarchar(255) . I am writing integers numbers in this ...
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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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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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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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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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MS-Access vba sql update where not working

I am having trouble with an MS-Access VBA sql update command. I have a form which has a combobox of GroupMembershipIDs, and a button. I am trying to write code which will iterate through the ...
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Query performance issues

I need help in improving the performance of the following query. It has the purpose to select one record out of a group of records with an identical ID (doublettes). Rules are that Date2 must be the ...
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MS Access query-by-form opening query, but not running it with new form data

I have created a query-by-form in MS Access. The form has a text field for each field in my table. I'm only using one starting out to test. The query criteria for that field is Like "*" & ...
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How can I split Date column values in Access into 2 columns?

I have a date column that stores values for begining to end date as: 070314-073114 So I need to split it to 2 columns that has the Start Date as 070314 and End Date as 073114, any suggestions? This ...