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

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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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I have an Access 2013 split database. How can I save the data when the network is down? [on hold]

Sometimes the network goes out, and the front ends can't reach the back end. What is the best way to save the data in this situation?
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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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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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Handling empty fields

SELECT Name, SUM(Switch([Date] = DateAdd('d', - 7, DATE ()), NetAmount) )AS DAY1 FROM Customer GROUP BY Name My question is how to return the value 0 when the date is not present (an empty field). ...
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Concatenate 2-3 table field values in 1 table field in access

I have a project that in Access. The problem is I am a newbie in this application and I really couldn't figure out what to do, I have checked out several ways but am still stuck. I'll be handling a ...
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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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What are the problems with sharing an Access database through online storage service, like Dropbox?

I have a desktop database I created in Access. I'd like to share the database with a single collaborator, who can have full privileges to the database (table access). However, my collaborator is much ...
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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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Cannot add or change records

I'm designing a database structure wherein I like to apply the concept of inheritance. There's a base tables and derived tables in which the relationship is one-to-one. I'm quite new as of how could ...
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Access 2010 After Insert data macro to update another table

I have an Access DB with 3 tables. Table 1 Appointments Fields with Data that is not used anywhere else, but some of the information is inserted into 3 with a after insert Script. Table 2 Usage Data ...
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Access 2003 (SQL Server 2000) migration to SQL Azure

As my old Windows 2003 RAID controller started throwing errors, I am seriously thinking about switching current Access 2003 (adp/ADO) clients to use a Windows SQL Azure solution, in place of current ...
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Calculating Open Days field and stopping with status change

I had a question but wasn't sure where I needed to post or view if someone has done this before. I have a dilemma on my hands. Background Info: I have been trying to figure out what to do since I ...
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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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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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Grouping and counting rows by existence of matching criteria in any of several columns

Disclaimer: I've inherited a database which is probably not quite as "normal" as I would like, and I'm limited to Jet/MS Access 2010 for my db backend and interface, as well my choice of reporting ...
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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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VBA Maximize Access Application Main Window

I need my access application window to open up in full screen. I have tried using: DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdAppMaximize and DoCmd.Maximize (which I think only maximizes a Form). Neither is working ...
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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 Database that is shared with my company on a network drive..When I copy and paste it to my desktop there linked some how?

I have an Access Database that is shared with my company on a network drive..When I Click on the drive and copy and paste it to my desktop and make changes to it the database that is on the drive also ...
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IF IS NULL then SINGLE else keep the value of the field

I am in need of a query string assistance please. I am working with a DB in Access and I'd like to be able to fill the field in this row with a result of SINGLE if it is not already filled with ...
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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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Fill remaining text box slots with X's in Access form? [migrated]

I'm working on updating a form to enter Batch numbers for products. To scan the barcodes we use 13 characters. The batch numbers are not that long so I want a way to fill the remaining 5-7 spots with ...
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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 ...
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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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Duplicate table structure with different data [closed]

I am looking for a way to resolve a design issue with a Microsoft Access project that is being converted to use SQL Server 2014 as a backend. We have several Access backend files, two of them have ...
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Install Access Database Engine on Linux Centos

I want to read mdb file from linux centos. To read that file, we must already install access data engine. Is there any access data engine for linux? Now I'm using mdbtools to configure ODBC connect ...
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Deploy existing ms access file with forms as web application

We are using the following: a ms access file with local tables remote tables which are connected through the odbc connector to a external mysql database with many forms When using the ms access ...
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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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Randomly failing SQL Server 2008R2 used by Access 2010 front-end via ODBC

From time to time (sometimes days apart, sometimes several times a day) users of a multi-user Access front-end, which has ODBC connections to a SQL Server back-end, see a variety of problems. Most ...
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Access Form Help. Similar Match in 1 Table, Alter Another Table

I have two tables (Access 2010). One with a list of names (List1) and another with a very similar list of names (List2), but they differ in very small ways. For example, List1 might have John Smith, ...
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Building an economic time series database with aggregation/dis-aggregation capabilities

I am trying to build a database in MySQL and MS Access that contains economic indicators and financial time series. Initially, I wanted to solve the problem by setting up a table for each major ...
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How do I count and order by unique entries?

I have this: SELECT tblClient.[Printed Name], tblClient.[Address 1], tblClient.[Address 2], tblClient.City, tblClient.State, tblClient.Zip, tblClient.Phone, tblClient.[Email Address] FROM tblClient ...
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Additional info on some rows in the table

I am trying to design an MS Access 2013 database to keep track of an inventory of items. All items have certain common properties, like name, date they were stored, location of the physical item, ...
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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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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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Should I backup or copy

Access has the option of creating a backup of dbase, but is there any difference between doing this and 'saving database as'? Thanks for your time and patience for the ignorant.
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Left Outer Joins in Access

I'm working on an existing Access database trying to implement some changes which will allow the estimation of cutting times for my employer (We're an industrial company who fabricate Flight Cases). ...
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Help with preventing double bookings with variable lengths

I'm designing a sample database for a venue where members can create bookings for venues. I'm looking for a method to prevent double bookings (possibly by creating a button on a form that checks ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Applying normalization to a relational Database (Access & SQL Server)

This question is pretty specific but I hope it can get answered on here. There is a wide range of information about normalization but I feel what I have read so far isn't as effective as just stating ...
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Importing OLE Object from Access to SQL Server

I am trying to import a table from MS Access to MS SQL Server which contains a BLOB field which contains a .zip file. The zip file has two images. This field is null sometimes. I am using the Import ...