Category: Random Tidbits

Prevent click event from firing twice on doubleclick

I had an issue today where I kept getting error reports from a user. The procedure in question exports a file, and the error report kept saying the file was busy. I told him he couldn’t do a “fresh” export

Meet the Access gurus – Become inspired

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Karl Donaubauer was trying to gauge whether there was enough interest, for him to host an english speaking version of his very popular german speaking Access conference. And thankfully enough people signed up,

Saved by the backup – Do you have a backup plan in place?

As per usual, I was working in my database and had modified a form and module, as well as removed a module I no longer needed. I accidentally hid MZ tools “add Line numbers” function, which proceeded to add line

Access Developers Conference in Vienna

Karl Donaubauer, who has been an Access MVP for 19 consecutive years, and have organized dozens of german conferences in both Access and .Net have decided to try to gather momentum for an english speaking conference in Vienna this spring,

Lifesigns detected from the Access product team! Features Added!

If you have been keeping up with the history of Access you know that its been a special kind of ride. Access has some fantastic features, that were present already from the first versions of Access, which have only recently

Access Email with Hyperlink to record

A couple of days ago I posted about ways to get an email hyperlink to activate your access database and navigate to a specific record. It was a bit cumbersome because it had to use both batch files and vbs

Deep Linking or Hyperlinking in Microsoft Access

Email hyperlink/Deep Link to Access record Literally for ages, I’ve wanted to ability to email a link to users, that would take them to a specific record within my access application. For quite a while I’ve been sending out Monday

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Playing with Report View as a subform

I’ve been playing with adding a report as a subform. As far as I know, that means the report is displayed in report view. That means no format event, and there are several other events that don’t fire either. The

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Whats new in Access 2016

Jeff Conrad from the Access Team recently released this list of new features for Access 2016. Personally I am still on 2010, but it does look like some of the features are features the Access community has been requested for

Stop or Check multiple instances of Access on startup

Prevent users from opening multiple instances of access Quite often we want to only allow the user to open the frontend file one and ONLY one time. It could be that some functionality simple doesn’t work if the frontend is

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