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Understanding how Access deletes records

It is common to run across questions about how Access handle deletions, particularly from the VBA code. The Access form provides 3 events around the deletions but they are easily misunderstood. I attribute this to how the events are presented in the Property Sheet's Events tab: If all we did was jus [...]

2023-05-03T16:34:59-05:00May 2nd, 2023|

Azure mandating TLS 1.2 may break dependent .NET libraries

We got a pleasant surprise when one of our clients reported to us that the application was no longer. In this case, it had a .NET DLL that called Azure service. The code was very straightforward; just reference a nuget package provided by Microsoft and call methods on it and it just works™. Few mont [...]

2022-08-05T09:16:52-05:00August 5th, 2022|

ALERT: Office Version 2204 may break Access applications

As a FYI, Microsoft has issued another update to current channel (Build 2204) which apparently contained changes that causes the otherwise functional Access application to stop work and throw errors. You may see the following error messages: * Property not found * No current record. * The search key [...]

2022-05-11T16:05:55-05:00May 11th, 2022|

New Drivers For SQL Server… What You Need to Know

Recently, Microsoft released two new drivers for SQL Server, a major upgrade: ODBC 18 Driver for SQL Server OLEDB 19 Driver for SQL Server That's great news! However, there is a major breaking changes that requires your attention. Specifically, they changed how the default settings work for the encr [...]

2022-03-08T07:46:52-06:00March 7th, 2022|

*ALERT* Cannot open any more databases bug with Microsoft Office build 2201

Microsoft Office 365 Build 2201 Causes Access Applications to error We have received reports and confirmed with Microsoft there is an issue with Microsoft Office 365 build 2201 that causes Access applications to fail with errors usually at the startup but also during use. Because the update is now b [...]

2022-04-19T03:37:45-05:00February 7th, 2022|

How does Access talk to ODBC data sources? Part 6

Effect of joins in a recordset In our sixth and final article of the ODBC tracing series, we are going to take a look at how Access will handle joins in Access queries. In the previous article, you saw how filters are handled by Access. Depending on the expression, Access may choose to parameterize [...]

2021-12-19T06:14:09-06:00December 20th, 2021|

How does Access talk to ODBC data sources? Part 5

Filtering the recordset In part 5 of our series, we will learn how Microsoft Access handles implemented filters and integrates them into ODBC queries. In the prior article, we saw how Access will formulate the SELECT statements in the ODBC SQL commands. We also saw in the previous article how Access [...]

2021-12-20T12:29:27-06:00December 19th, 2021|

How does Access talk to ODBC data sources? Part 4

What's Access doing when an user make changes to data on an ODBC linked table? Our ODBC tracing series continues, and in this fourth article we will explain how to insert and update a data record in a recordset, as well as the process of deleting a record. In the previous article, we learned how Acc [...]

2021-12-30T06:47:12-06:00December 18th, 2021|

How does Access talk to ODBC data sources? Part 3

Analyzing the key population query some more In part 3 of our ODBC tracing series, we are going to take a further insight into Access managing keys for ODBC linked tables and how it sorts and groups the SELECT queries together. In the previous article we learned how a dynaset-type recordset is in fa [...]

2021-12-19T23:16:25-06:00December 17th, 2021|

How does Access talk to ODBC data sources? Part 2

UPDATE: Added some more clarifications around the meaning of SQLExecute and how Access is handling the prepared queries. Thanks, Bob! What's Access doing when we browse and look at records in a ODBC linked table? In the second part of our ODBC tracing series, our focus will turn to the impact the re [...]

2021-12-19T23:11:10-06:00December 16th, 2021|
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