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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Easiest way of porting data into a database

Recently, I received a lot of information from one of my friends who made a quiz type program. He asked me to help port it into an Access database. His program places all the info in a grid; around ...
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Product table with possible duplicate part numbers from different manufacturers

I am making a database. It has a product(aka component or part) table with a ID, ManufacturerID, and PartNumber. The ID is obviously the primary key and is unique. The ManufacturerID is pulled from ...
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VBA @ Access on replacing values on a huge list

I have a question (that's why I'm here actually :P ) about VBA @ MS Access. So, I have a huge database (well, for me it is huge, about 23K+ ID) on shoes. It has 5 columns: ID, Article number, size ...
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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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Access 2007 Work in a separate file using ACCDE

Have been working in an Access 2007 application for over 3 weeks and it should be ready now. Anyway, I know (and tried) that "Make ACCDE" can actually split the raw data from the application itself so ...
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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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Find and Replace performance issue

Table 1: linked native access table Table 2: linked pgsql table Both tables have same records but searching for a record using built-in Find and Replace dialog box in selected field is a lot lot ...