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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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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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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SQL Server Linked Server with Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Visual FoxPro?

We were having some issues with our old Microsoft Visual Fox Pro ODBC driver that we shoehorned into Windows 7 and is no longer supported by Microsoft and has not been for quite a long time... So ...
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Database table(s) to record investor activity

I've never asked a question here before. I am currently designing my first database by learning from the web and some books I got, using MS Access to start. I work in operations for a small hedge ...
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Need ODBC connection to postgresql to include materialized views

I have an Access front end user interface that links to tables in a postgreSQL database using the most recent ODBC driver. I can link to the postgreSQL tables and views but can't get to the ...
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Permission Error when creating Linked Server from SQL Server to Access DB

I created a linked server from my SQL Server 2008 R2 64 bit Windows Server 2008 machine to an Access 2000 Database that resides on another server. The Linked server was created with no trouble using ...
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Invoice Number Generation

I started a small business and have created an accounting DB with advice from my accountant. In Part of my business I generate invoices for the same customers every month. I use a unique invoice ...
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SQL Server 2014 Import Wizard missing data source option

I have already run the upsizing wizard from my production Access 2010 .accdb database to create all the table structures and move the data on to our new SQL Server 2014. This included adding some PKs ...
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MS Access 2010 report - SQL pivot query WHERE criteria not working

I have created a report that has a list of actions which are populated from an "Actions" table. (See Below) However, each action will have multiple updates populated from an "Updates" tables and I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Group by periods in SQL

Each register is an event in a location with an id, but events take place "in clusters" (e.g zero to two events every day from 31/02/2014 to 10/03/2014, all with the same id). I need to detect the ...
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Access Database VIewing Area

Somehow I've made my area where the tables, queries, etc too small and I can't find line to enlarge. where can i go to default back to normal view
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Update MS Access table from Constantly changing Excel Spreadsheet

I have an excel spreadsheet that looks something like this: modelNum | serialNum | Data ------------------------------ 478389 | 1Z431G | 4 478389 | 1Z43A1 | 6 438584 | ...
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Microsoft Access Form's Combo Boxes Help

I have a database in access and I am creating a form to enter transactions for investors in our hedge fund. The form is supposed to create new records in the table tblTransactionsAccrued. I created a ...
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MS Access - Extract Data from Proprietary mdb file

my friend has this "software" that manages financial records, with a lot of user data per record. This "software" is really an access file. To launch it, you use msaccess.exe program.mdb, and it ...