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

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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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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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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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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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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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MS Access : Navigation pane is suppressed

I received a MS Access form client. It is in access 2007 format. Initially Navigation Pane was not available. Only form was visible. Then I choose options->Current database->checked Display Navigation ...
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Speed of Split Database vs ODBC with SQL Server vs ODBC with Azure Cloud

I would like to be able to host my data either in the cloud or in SQL Server, as having all my data in one Access file just doesn't seem the most secure to me (or am I wrong?). My forms contain many ...
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MS Access: Subform only displays first entry. Continuous Form follow-up question

I am new to MS Access and Database creation in general. Currently I am working on a simple employee database that can view an employee's information and can show their current (and previous) projects ...
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How to autopopulate MS Access fields with info from another table

I am creating a food purchasing and inventory database for a restaurant. Originally, the invoice/ordering data was stored in Excel. I created several tables in Access: "Vendors", "Invoices", and ...
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Alter schema of Access 2013 database with linked table

I'm trying to change the schema of an Access 2013 table. I want to lengthen some of the text fields. When I change the schema and try to save I get dialog with Operation is not supported for this type ...
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Most effective way to manage a growing list of time series data in an MS Access database

I am building a database to store time series data along with some other summary statistics. Since this is a local application I do not have access to more robust database solutions and am confined to ...
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Replicating Multiple SQL Servers to Azure and Accessing From Web Apps

I am setting up quite a large system with multiple servers (MS SQL Server), and Office 365 Access DB, and a custom SharePoint web app for reporting purposes. The system should work as follows: Each ...
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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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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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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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How to append records from one complete table into a partly populated differently formatted table?

I have two tables of interest linked in a MS Access 2007 database. The master table called EMPL_MASTER (from which I only have read access, I cannot make changes) updates every time a system ...
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MS Access 365 When selecting Lookup Wizard, datatype is changed to Number

I want to create a relationship between my Contacts table & Ref_State table. Contacts table has field called State/Region which I want to make Data Type = Lookup Wizard Ref_State has fields ID ...
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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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Combine a running balance SQL statement as a column

I have two Select Statements which are collecting data from 1 table, one is a totals select statement. Could anyone assist me with combining them into 1 statement? Any assistance is appreciated ...
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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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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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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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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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Connection to MS Access from Oracle over a DB Link

I need to establish a connection between a MS Access database, which is placed on a network share on a windows box, and an Oracle database on a Unix Box. I need to query the Access tables from the ...
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VBA open SELECT query with parameters

How can I open a SELECT query with parameters using VBA? There exists some useful information on running insert or update queries with parameters, but the same principles don't seem to work when ...
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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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MS Access: Control source vs. record source

I'm trying to understand the difference between a control source and a record source for my MS Access 2010 form. I'm designing an inventory system for food. There is a table for invoices, food items, ...
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MS Access: How to display data on a form based on lookup from another table

I have an "Inventory" table in my MS Access 2010 database that looks like this: ID Item Orderer Date audited Units left in stock 1 Agave Bulk 7/14/2015 56 2 Basil ...
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Pulling Records from Linked Tables in MS Access, throwing Syntax error

I'm currently working with an MS Access database that I'm supposed to be modifying a bit. I've finished the work I was assigned to do but am now struggling with deploying it accross a multi-user ...
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Updating the details of an ACCESS-2003 database on completion of a PostgreSQL UPDATE trigger

I am currently stuck and looking for some further guidance. I have a database in access, which on UPDATE (trigger function) will take the data inputted into the PostgreSQL table in QGIS, and update ...
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Removing Replication from MS Access mdb file using External Data->Access, is anything lost?

The new version of MS-Access 365 does not support replication as evidenced by the following error message: "The current version of Microsoft Access does not support replicated databases. To use ...
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Part of query is not properly performing in access design view(2010)?

So, I have been trying to figure out why this query is not running in the design view properly. I am trying to create a list of IDs of individuals who have an invoice(Gift table) between 1/1/2014, but ...
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Auto increment form field

I am working with a database, with some forms. What I am trying to do is an auto increment field in my form. For example ID -- every time when I type some new record, this field ID should increment ...
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Problem forming a query with subqueries in design view? (MS Access 2010)?

I just started a new job as a dbase admin intern, and due to the database being very large, it is better to do queries in design view, rather than hardcoding the sql. That being said, I cant seem to ...
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Accessing Unidata DB over Access 2003 through ODBC driver

My apologies if it sounds like gibberish, I work extensively with MS SQL and not much else. I have an Access SQL query that selects data in a linked table in Access 2003. That table is linked using ...
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When to use tags vs binary fields in a constituent management system?

I have a table of Constituents and I want to track yes or no qualities like: are they a teacher? are they an elected official? are they philanthropists? There will be less than a dozen of these ...
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Cannot access MS Access DB with non-Admin users

I have created several users in a MS Access database using "User-Level Security Wizard" in Access 2013. The problem: I am only able to log in with users belonging to Admins group. Other users ...
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Trouble updating row in access

Here is what my table currently looks like. The two blue and pink lines indicate repeating OpIDs I used INSERT INTO to pull data from the Wednesday table into the Weekly table but that doesn't ...
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What is a .cof file that the database is linked to?

I am on working on creating a script that de-link and re-links all the linked tables from the front-end. I'm working on an exisiting database that has been created and pre-configured. When I click ...
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Access form remove all fields with new table adds

this is a very basic question that drove me crazy for the past few hours. I have a database (attached) in the "Events" form I'm trying to add "Resource Name" from "Resource". Both "Resource" table and ...
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Multiple images but one user

Hello i am trying to build a small website. I have a database(MS Access) with two tables images and user Images has userID and filename. User has email password etc.. A user can upload multiple ...
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How do I modify an access query to select a row based on one column when other column information is not distinct?

I have three main tables in Access 2007 that I query to get the Class, Skills, and Students. Mutliple other tables are included in the query to pull other information. If a person learned the same ...
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Is there a way to turn off the field properties caption in MS Access 2007?

When you're in design view of a linked table that you can't redesign, and the linked table in it's field properties has a Caption set, is there a way to turn that off in the queries? And if so how do ...
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Access 2010 delete and append queries run partially then give “Read Only” error

I have a number of append and delete queries written in Access 2010 that link to and modify tables on our SharePoint 2010 site. These queries have run without problem for months, but suddenly they've ...