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

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Sharing Front-End Access Database

I have an Access back-end database with tables, queries, reports...and I have an Access front-end database with a data-entry form that will be used by 3 users. Both back- and front-ends are in same ...
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Access 2010-2016 Compatibility Error

I was just updated to Access 2016, while my users are still at Access 2010. I opened our database in MS Access 2016 once, didn't make any changes, and closed it out, and now all the users are having ...
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MS Access .mdb & .ldb database corrupted

I am using a A.mdb database. You know when connecting the database Microsoft automatically create a .ldb file. Unfortunately my pc shutdown when connecting the database. As a result after restart the ...
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How do I hide the “read …save as” notification for an accdr file

When I make the accdb file to an accdr file and open it with Access 2010, the database is created with Access 2010 and OpenGateSoftware’s UI builder. I get a notification bar at the top saying: Read ...
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Pulling data into Access from an external API

[Apologies in advance if this has been asked an answered elsewhere.] I have recently dived into Microsoft Access 2016 to handle a relatively small (but still too big for Excel) database with somewhat ...
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Query showing a number instead of the column value

I have a query (query_clients) based on a table (Person). One of the columns I am pulling is a StateAbbr column, which is a lookup to the StateAbbr table. The primary key in the StateAbbr table is the ...
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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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MS Access Unable to Select Number Field Size

I'm using Microsoft Access 2016 32bit on Windows 10. My issue is the Field Size property list is empty for the Number data type. Why is this empty? How can I change a number's field size? I am trying ...
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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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Access Database - Linked Table “Not Responding”

I have an Access 2013 database that has a local front end, and a network based back end. The database works fine for everyone. Network connections are usually pretty decent, so it's not so bad. Users ...
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How can I allow part of a key to be null and enforce uniqueness of records with nulls?

I have an Access table called Engagement with four fields: Emp_id, Year, Week, Act_id It records when an employee is/was engaged in an activity. Each field is Number and each makes up part of the ...
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Non unique one to many relationship

I am a noob to database design so bear with me. I have two tables in Microsoft Access: Table 1: | ID | Field1 | Field2 | |:---|--------|:-------| | 1 | A | 1 | | 2 | A | 2 | | ...
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Modify records in a query list and adding back the modified records into the master table

We have a MS Access 2016 database. We queried the DB to find some parts in inventory. The first few rows of the query results are below. We have a primary key called DBID with a unique number for all ...
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Search a Table for a Lack of Records

Please understand this is not my field. I have inherited an access database from a previous employee. I have a database which logs training so I have 1 table with employees names trade etc. I then ...
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How to cascade the creation of a record through a relationship?

I am attempting to cascade the creation of a record through a 1-to-1 relationship in Access. Does anyone know if this is even possible? I have two tables, TableA and TableB. I also have a 1-to-1 ...
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SQL query to check a table against a “rules table”

I have a table PIT that looks like this: PIT_TYPE PIT_STYPE PIT_APID 1 1 1313 1 7 1313 3 25 1316 247 1 1318 247 ...
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Update query for Minimum absolute difference in Access [SQL]

I have 3 tables in an Access db. Table_1 and Table_2 are where the source data comes from and I am filling Table_3. Table_1 has the following fields: Acct_Name Amt Table_2 has the following ...
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How to export an Access database and import to MySQL?

I am working on a Java project that sources data from an MS Access database, but I want to use MySQL because I have found it to be very easy to manage. How can I export an Access database that has ...
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Linking MS Access 2010 to Outlook Inbox: Including Attachments

I'm trying to set up a MS Access table linked to an Outlook folder. I've been able to use the external data wizard to set up a linked table, but the table seems to only include subject lines and ...
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What is the easiest way to get started using databases with real data?

I have a project that could benefit from using a database, but I have no experience with databases, don't have access to a server, and have relatively little experience working with things living ...
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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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How to connect to a password protected Access 2010 database from SQL Server 2014 x64

I have the following situation: An Access 2010 database (.accdb) on a shared folder of a remote server. A domain account that can access the shared folder and files. A SQL Server 2014 x64 running on ...
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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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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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Update Table Query: Automatically handle “Enter Parameter Value” prompts?

EDIT: Here are two database Files that demonstrate an applied example of the problem: Example_DBs.zip (Zipped due to 2 link limitation.) Note: The missing Field in "Not Working.mdb" is ...
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MS Access - how to specify frontend settings

I would like to set the direction of data pushing of backend end fronend Access files. There is on central backend. There is a forntend for each user. When a user edits his frontend, the ...
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Tryng to use and or queries

In MS Access, I have a table with six columns. A name and (let's say pets) so the columns are marked cat, dog, fish, rabbit and hamster. I want to do a query that I can check cat and it will show all ...
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Distributing MS Access Database

I develop an application that saves records in MS Access DB. Each user has it own DB copy on his local machine, and there is a central DB that reflects all the copies from everyone. The central DB is ...
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Access Web App query 3 Tables with aggregatios - Need a workaround

I'm designing an Access 2016 Web App for inventoring our computers. The problem I have is with a query where I want to get the CPUCore-amount and RAM-Amount for each PC. The computer-value in RAM ...
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Calculate total number of faults that occurred today?

I have created a database application in Access that can be used to view fault reports that have been logged against a computing department's inventory. So far I have created queries which enabled the ...
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How to create a table in access and automatically fills it with information from a query? [closed]

Is it possible if I create a table that will lookup for a value filtered from a query (consult), in this case is duplicated "Name"s from a Employees registring table and automaticly fills up that ...
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SQL Server accepting Access queries?

I am currently working on migrating a legacy codebase from VB6 and Access to VB.NET and SQL Server. I have run the Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant successfully and populated a SQL server ...
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Is DISTINCTROW in MS-Access the same as selecting all the fields and doing a group by on all of them?

I was looking though some queries in MS Access, and I found an SQL keyword I was unfamilar with called DISTINCTROW, from what I can tell, it's the same as an SQL GROUP BY which includes all the fields,...
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Set-up Record Counter

I have a problem in the receipt DB I am hoping to get some help with. I have to track physical receipts from the database to the binder that houses them and vice versa. The Receipt Table has the ...
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Using Microsoft Acess from remote computer

I work for a non-profit that has a part-time worker who works from her home, and she needs to use a Microsoft Access database that we have on our network. I'd really like to stay away from VPNs, and ...
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Help with Access many-to-many relationship (beginner)

I'm a beginner with MS Access hoping for some help with a database I am trying to create. This is (will be) a database of land parcels in a given area, and their associated landowners. Here are my ...
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MS Access Data Type for time in hh:mm:ss format

My database contains three different sporting events with finishing times imported from an Excel spreadsheet in the hh:mm:ss format. How do I customize the Access data type field to accept this ...
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Can't list columns or query in MS Access 2003 linked server in SQL Server 2008 R2 using Microsoft Jet 4.0 OLE DB Provider?

I can however list the tables... If I run Exec sp_tables_ex 'LSTest' I get a result with a list of tables. But if I run Exec sp_columns_ex 'LSTest', '<one of those table names>' I get an ...
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Restrict Front Ended User access to Form entry only

I have a front end database that I want to restrict user access to only enter data into a form. I do not want them to be able to scroll through other entries via the form. How can I restrict this in ...
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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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VB.Net error with CASE SELECT

The following VB.Net code runs fine on SQL Server but gives an error on Access: sql = "SELECT sr.itemcode, sr.itemname, SUM(CASE WHEN sr.transdate='4/14/2016' THEN sr.temunits] END) AS [Units Sold], "...
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Remotely Connect to MySql from MS Access

Does anybody know if it is currently possible to remotely connect to a MySql server from MS Access? What does one need to do to go about doing this?
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Records creates double entry, should only be one

Need an assist on a database design. I'm creating a system to track students in a course. Currently, I have courses. Courses are made up of modules. A given module can be in multiple courses (eg 2 ...
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Number of movies that belongs to comedy genre and also belongs to animation genre

Given database of the website "eMovies" that manage data about cinema movies. Write in SQL query the number of movies that belongs to comedy genre and also belongs to animation genre. The ...
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Finding the most common genre for “eMovies”

Given database of the website "eMovies" that manage data about cinema movies. Write in SQL query the most common genre (that have the biggest number of movies) The tables: Actors ActorID ...
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How do I calculate a field based on multiple non-numeric records

I have a several tables that I have joined together to get raw data. Some information about my query in the most basic form: Table1 has a column [FacilityID] that is a unique identifier in that ...
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Why are some of my migrated tables showing “The given key was not present in the dictionary” in WebMatrix's interface?

I'm having an issue while using the SQL Server Migration tool to convert Access accdbs into SQL Server 2014 Express. I am converting the tables using SQL Server Migration Tool and I have a connection ...
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How can I prevent users from accessing certain data?

Here is a screenshot of my database in MS Access 2016: On the left, I have all my tables, queries and forms. I would like to prevent users from accessing these data as well as the VBA code (i.e "...