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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

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

The Evolution and Future of Access

Mark your calendar for next Tuesday October 11th at 6.30pm central time! AccessUserGroups.org was founded by Access MVPs Juan Soto and Ben Clothier in order to foster virtual Access user groups nationwide.  This month the meeting of SQL Server with Access group will include an interview with Luke Chung from FMS Software.  Luke is a popular speaker at conferences in the US, Australia and Europe, and has published many articles in industry …Read More

Count all the objects in your database

The other day our company was tasked to convert a lot of Access databases to multiple SQL Server backends. To get a sense for the tasks involved, we needed a way to count all the tables, queries, forms and macros in each database. I did a quick Internet search but did not like any of the code snippets, so I created my own little program that will print out the …Read More

Ways To Do Sequential Numbering in Access

Occasionally we come across project requirements that include the ability to do sequential numbering in Access on a set of data. We cannot just use the auto-number data type because there is no promise of sequentiality but only uniqueness. In other words, if someone creates a record then later deletes it, there will be a gap in the sequence. So, what are our options? There are actually several ways, each …Read More

Working with Console Tools

We recently had a project that required us to interact with console tools. People might have different terms for those type of tools so when I speak of console tools, I’m referring to a program or script that opens a command prompt and output stuff to that prompt and maybe accept user input by typing via the command prompt. An example of such application might be ipconfig, chkdsk, telnet, wscript/cscript …Read More

Create Delete and Update Audit Tables in SQL Server

This is a modification to an earlier tip I wrote, whereas this code will only record delete changes, my earlier article will record delete and update changes to the data. I found code online by Brett Kaiser and I modified it for my purposes, with a mind to other Access developers I made some changes which I will explain here. Note: This article assumes you’re familiar with SQL Server tools …Read More

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