News, links, downloads, tips and tricks on Microsoft Access and related
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
How To Migrate Data from Desktop to Access App
Tutorial video from Crystal, Access MVP, helps you to understand migration process to Access App, if you never done this before.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
ADP+ framework for Access
Missed ADP projects? ADP+ can help you. this is a Data Access Layer for updatable form and subform and for report and subreport to have a client-server rapid application development framework in Access 2013 connected to a SQL Server database 7.0, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014 and the forthcoming SQL Server 2016.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Normally we are using Windows API to access registry, etc. You can a lot of tasks with WMI. The main advantage, as I see, that WMI code works with any Windows version, also 32 and 64 bit, so you don't need to use conditional compilation. Hope it will work on future Windows versions as well…
Here a lot of sample code on how to use WMI for different tasks:
Friday, February 06, 2015
Few FMS papers for SQL Server and upsizing
For the first time, all the different versions of SQL Server Express from 2005 to 2014 are shown, compared, and referenced with download links. I can’t even begin to share how time consuming it was to put this together and go through all the details of which O/S each version supports. Just because Microsoft web pages list the versions they support don’t necessarily mean it works when you actually try to install it. I’m sure there are still some minor inaccuracies among the SP releases. Let me know if you’ve experienced something different from what we’ve listed.
If you’re using SQL Server Express, you still need to create backups of the database. Here’s how to automate it which wasn’t easy to discover.
The original version of this was written when Microsoft selected us to do a joint Access to SQL Server Upsizing campaign a decade ago. I’ve updated it to better explain why and why not people should upsize their Access databases and an overview of what the options are and what to do.
Our new Upsizing site with links to our whitepapers and Microsoft resources that help with the whole upsizing process and use of SQL Server Express.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Getting localized NT AUTHORITY domain name
If you are dealing with built-in system accounts, like NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM, this code can help you on localized Windows versions, where NT AUTHORITY domain is also translated, for example to NT-AUTORITÄT in German version. You can get localized name using it SID "S-1-5-18":
You have to use this function, when you select system object using Object selection dialog as well.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Object selection dialog
Object selection dialog (or Directory service Object Picker) can be useful when you need to change user right on file system or SQL server. I never used it before and it took me some time to find the right code, which works in Access and VB - Object picker with dispcallfunc.