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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|

How does Access talk to ODBC data sources? Part 1

This is a six-part series of articles on ODBC tracing to help Access developers troubleshoot and work with Access when developing an application that uses ODBC data source(s), usually but not exclusively SQL Server. The series aims to demonstrate how to use the ODBC tracing to monitor ODBC SQL state [...]

2021-12-18T11:19:39-06:00December 15th, 2021|

Avoid This Common Error When Executing Stored Procedure in MS Access

Avoid This Common Error When Executing Stored Procedure in MS Access   We love running stored procedures from our VBA code, but there is one issue you need to watch out for: Executing a procedure that affects data already loaded on your form. If you're not careful you will get the following [...]

2021-06-30T14:54:20-05:00March 2nd, 2021|

7 Step Guide to Using Access with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

7 Step Guide to Using Access with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication One of our clients wanted to use Azure multi-factor authentication with Microsoft Access and Azure SQL, requiring users to authenticate when they launch Access through a second validation at least once every 60 days. Step 1: Extend [...]

2021-06-11T05:29:42-05:00October 3rd, 2019|

Optimizing Microsoft Access with SQL Server IndyPass – 5/21/19

Optimizing Microsoft Access with SQL Server IndyPass - 5/21/19 Join me on Tuesday May 21st 2019 as I present Optimizing Access with SQL Server to the great folks at IndyPass. I’ll be discussing all the great tips and techniques we use with clients around the world. Pizza will be served as well. Abst [...]

2021-06-11T05:34:40-05:00May 16th, 2019|

Detangling the New Microsoft SQL Server ODBC and OLEDB Drivers

Detangling the New Microsoft SQL Server ODBC and OLEDB Drivers Some of you may already know that Microsoft backtracked on their planned deprecation of OLEDB and provided a new OLEDB driver. However, it can be a head-scratcher to figure what you should be using. When we were using SQL Server Native C [...]

2021-06-11T05:47:43-05:00September 11th, 2018|

Pitfalls to Avoid When Using the New Microsoft SSMA Version 7.8

Pitfalls to Avoid When Using the New Microsoft SSMA Version 7.8 Microsoft has been updating their SQL Server Management Assistants on a regular basis, and they just updated the SSMA for Access. However you can't see what's new for 7.8 in their official documentation. The latest version of SQL Server [...]

2021-06-11T05:49:24-05:00July 3rd, 2018|
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