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Drag and Drop In MS Access and Conditional Sorting

Drag and Drop In MS Access Doug was on a roll in January of 2004 when he wrote his article on drag and drop in MS Access. He tested it now using Access 2016 and it still works. This article shows you how to add drag-and-drop to your Access application using combinations of multi-value and single-value controls. Supporting Custom Sort Orders Presenting data to your users in an order that …Read More

Official Access tech blog now online! Also, more improvements to Access!

Official Microsoft Access Tech Blog Launches! In addition to the blog on the Office site, the Access team has started a technical blog here. The new Access Tech Blog will be more technical in nature and oriented towards technical users instead of regular ones on the office blog. Accessibility Updates in Access The very first post on the new blog from the Access team has been hard at work on …Read More

Using large parameters for SQL stored procedure with DAO

As many of you already know, SQL Server team has announced deprecation of OLEDB for SQL Server database engine (Read: we can’t use ADO because ADO uses OLEDB). Additionally, SQL Azure does not officially support ADO, though one still can get away with it using SQL Server Native Client. However, the new 13.1 ODBC driver comes with a number of features that won’t be available in the SQL Server Native …Read More

Tuesday April 11th: Learn how to spawn forms in memory, yes, you heard that right

Hi Everyone! This Tuesday I’m going to demo an amazing concept: How to spawn multiple copies of the same form in memory. Have you ever wanted to display multiple orders or invoices in your databases in separate forms using the same form design? One way of doing this would be to have multiple copies of the same form in your system, for example: frmOrder, frmOrder1, frmOrder2, etc. But the problem …Read More

MayBeSQL Coming to Microsoft Access!

In a stunning development, Microsoft Access will debut a new version of SQL called MayBeSQL, in response to the market clamoring for more NoSQL solutions. Originally, NoSQL meant “No SQL” but in more recent iterations, has come to mean “Not Only SQL”. The change is sure to position Access to compete with MongoDB or DocumentDB! Since it’s inception, Microsoft Access has been structured as a RDMS using a subset of …Read More

Exclusive! Join us March 14th our guest will be Michal Bar Access Program Manager

Exclusive! Join us on Tuesday March 14th at 6.30pm CST with our guest Michal Bar, Microsoft Access Program Manager at Microsoft! Learn about the future of Access, see demos on new features the Access team has worked on and get answers to the pressing questions of our beloved Access program. Is Access going away? Is VBA going away? What computer language is Access built on? What new features has the Access team working …Read More

Access DevCon in Vienna Austria April 1st to 2nd, 2017

This year Access MVP Karl Donaubauer has invited me to speak at his first Access DevCon in Vienna on April 1st and 2nd 2017. Karl has many years of producing similar events in German but this time around it’s in English and I’m really excited about the great lineup and chance to visit Vienna for the first time! For more information and to register, please visit http://www.donkarl.com/devcon/agenda.htm Let me know …Read More

Questions About SQL Server Security and Access Control You Were Too Shy to Ask

For many developers, database security and Access control is just something that gets in the way of development work. However, several recent security breaches have had devastating consequences and have caused a change in attitude about the value to any organisation of having database applications that meet industry standards for access control and security. The problem, however is in admitting that you have a problem and finding answers to those …Read More

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