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Microsoft Access Tips and Techniques

This page contains links to other website pages of technical points on Microsoft Access database development and Access VBA programmimg.

Written by DMW, these topics have not been vetted by third parties, so please treat them critically. If you have any views or comments, please contact DMW.

Access 2002 form loses subform addresses the problem of a main form loosing one of its subforms during the design process. This is something that happened during DMW's work on rare occasions but when it did it was never straighforward to deal with.

Attaching labels to control objects on a form shows how to restore a label to a control in the design of a form.

AutoNumber field error offers diagnosis of, and solution to, the problem of an AutoNumber primary-key field causing errors when inputting a new record is attempted.

Compacting databases and database speed is about taking care of Access database files and addressing the issue of “bloat”.

Converting Access databases addresses issues relating to converting old databases to Access 2013 and 2016. Access 2013 and 2016 do not have in-built capacity for the straightforward conversion of databases created in versions of Access older than 2010.

Coping with null values in query expression fields shows the use of the NZ function in preventing errors in the results of calculations in Access queries.

Creating a contacts database considers the choice of tables necessary for keeping the details of people and organisations. The proposed suite of tables could be incorporated in any database in which contact information forms a part.

Excel-like rounding of numbers presents an Access VBA function that produces the same results as Excel’s ROUND function.

Exporting Access data to Excel builds a VBA program for exporting data from an Access database into an Excel worksheet and formatting the worksheet once the data have arrived in it.

Form or report control displays #Error explains one common cause for the unwelcome appearance of this result in a text box.

Linking back-end tables VBA procedure for linking tables from back-end into front-end of split database on start-up.

List all database objects presents VBA functions for making lists of the tables, queries, forms and reports that make up a database.


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