Access 2007-2019
Access 2000-2003
Access Seminars
TechHelp Support
Tips & Tricks
Access Forum
Course Index
Topic Glossary
Insider Circle
Home   Courses   Seminars   Templates   Help   TechHelp   Forums   Contact   Join   Order   Logon  
Home > Help > AccessDev.NET >
AccessDev.NET AccessDev.NET

Microsoft Access Developer Network

Welcome to the Access Developer Network. If you are looking for someone to help you with your Microsoft Access database issues, troubleshoot problems, or even build a database for you, then you have come to the right place. For complete information on the Access Developer Network, please click here for details and instructions for posting.

Developer Students: if you're interested in picking up some consulting work, subscribe to this forum and receive an email update whenever new posts are added. You will also be notified by email if any conversations you are involved in receive new comments.


Absence Tracking Upload Images   Link 
Eric Wallace 
8 days ago
I am working on an HR database application. We track time in 3 categories: PTO, sick and leave. Sick time and leave time are based on the calendar year. PTO however, is tracked by service date. Currently my design includes an employee table with relationship to the absence table that contains fields for employee, occurrence date, category and amount of time. I have a single form set up for entering occurrences. My goal is to set up a single form to display an individual employees occurrences with balances remaining. I am trying to build a table using a query to produce the appropriate start date for tracking PTO. Meaning, if today is 9/8/2021 and they reset 11/20/2021, the query needs to set the PTOreset date to 11/20/2020. I have tried DateAdd with my best guesses at an IIf statement in the query but, it either changes all years or leaves the fields blank. Any help or suggestions for another way are welcome. If I can get that piece right I think Ive learned enough to setup the queries for the end result form with totals using criteria but I just cant figure out the date problem. Any suggestions are welcome. Read More...
Alex Hedley
8 days ago
Can you share what you've tried code wise?
Adam Schwanz
8 days ago
What are you trying to have happen? How does service date affect the PTO reset date? I'm assuming you store a "start date" in the employee table? What's stopping you from using that or is there some other strange calculation that you can't just use an if statement to pick the current year if todays date is before the start date or current year+1 (next year) if todays date is after the start date?
Add a Reply
New Database Help Upload Images   Link 
Ray Marotta 
11 days ago
Hi, Im trying to build a fairly elaborate database from scratch that I currently have in Azure DevOps and Smartsheets. We have a lot of external users, which is why we use Smartsheets. I would like to find someone that is knowledgeable in online databases (which I know are complicated) to answer my initial questions to see if Access can do exactly what I need it to do. Thank you!
Adam Schwanz
11 days ago
What is your initial question? SQL server can probably do it.
Ray Marotta
11 days ago
Hi Adam, thanks for your response!

Several questions:
1. Can I make it so anyone vis web link can add data to my tables via a link to a form entry? From what I read, SharePoint is not the way to go for public data entry/reports.
2. Can I make reports accessible to the public vis web link?
3. I am all about learning, trying, filing and doing the dirty work, but is there someone that help me with the initial framework so I don't waste time setting up something the wring way initially?
4. Is Power Bi best for dashboards?

Thats the big ones.  Thanks Adam
Add a Reply
Vendor Database Upload Images   Link 
Jim Baldner 
11 days ago
Hello folks, I'm looking for sum "some" assistance with the following, pictures to follow.

I have a main form "VendorActive" with three seperate subforms each displayed as continuos, "subTicket", subTicketDetail", and "subService".  The three subs are independent of each other. I have specifically chosen not to nest the subforms in a hierarchy within the main form. the subs are linked to the main. Read More...
Jim Baldner
11 days ago

Jim Baldner
11 days ago

Add a Reply
MS Access Sharing Forms Upload Images   Link 
Kirsten Allen 
13 days ago
I have built a db with 12 tables with relationship mapping.  I have built several associated forms & queries.

Ideally, I would like for my team members to only have access to the forms & queries without the tables.  We already have a sharepoint site.  I am registered for the MS Access Sharepoint seminar, according to the seminar I need to migrate the tables to sharepoint, but want to make sure I am on the right track before I actually do this migration. Read More...
Scott Axton
12 days ago
Kirsten -
Disclaimer:  I have not ever used Sharepoint.  I don't know the ins and outs of it.

That said:
Microsoft announced quite some time ago that the were depreciating Access and Sharepoint for Microsoft 365 / Access 2019.
Sharepoint Roadmap Article

For that reason I quit going down that branch of my learning path.

Can you describe your organization and it's needs?  What are your requirements based on ?

For instance, if you are all in the same building on the same LAN,  I would suggest differing alternatives than if you are in multiple buildings or even different cities wanting to access your database via web browser over the internet.  (The latter is way beyond my skill set at the moment by the way)

How many people are currently accessing the db.  What does the potential user needs look like in the next 5 years?
Scott Axton
12 days ago
Last but not least.  If you were wanting to hire a developer to help you make this move.  This is the correct spot to place this question.

If you were asking questions prior to doing the work yourself, I will ask Richard or Alex to help us move this post to the appropriate forum.
Add a Reply
Database design help Upload Images   Link 
Paul Sikkila 
30 days ago
Im looking for help setting up an Access database for house construction inspection checklists. Each checklist would contain a list of inspection points with a pass/fail/NA/note entry for each item on a list.  There could be 100 or more categories (framing, roofing, trim, etc.), therefore many checklists (tables), resulting in MANY one-to-many relationships. At least thats the way I envision it. I dont want to start too far into this without making sure the database is laid out correctly. Im not sure if Ive provided enough info here but would gladly discuss cost of consultant work for help with database design.
Adam Schwanz
30 days ago
If you want to e-mail me at to discuss costs and what you need.

Add a Reply
Nested Subforms Upload Images   Link 
David Cooke 
39 days ago
Apologies if this is a double post as I wanted to post here first.

Followed the video for nesting one to many subforms, however I have 2 many to many tables (I believe) that I cannot for the life me get to work.  I can get the bottom half to work but then when I add them in the subforms half the subforms don't change when I change the top record.  3 lookup tables that match two junction tables (2 table to one junction and 2 tables to the other junction. Looking for live assistance.  thanks Read More...
Alex Hedley
39 days ago
Richard Rost
39 days ago
Hi David. I don't allow links to external sites for various reasons. Please use the Upload Images link at the top of the thread. Thanks.
Add a Reply
Automation Of Reports Upload Images   Link 
Jeremy Guenthner 
42 days ago
I am a trucking company with a database that I had started and have been using for 3 years.  I would like to have a report that pulls from multiple query's and run a end of year Report.  I have started but don't really have the time to learn and rework the database at the same time as running my business.  If any advance students or those that do this on a daily bases I would be happy to pay for the service.
Adam Schwanz
42 days ago
If you want to e-mail me at to discuss what you need and costs, I'd be willing to work on it

Add a Reply
Acdb with ActiveX Controls Upload Images   Link 
Titus Hoover 
42 days ago
  Where do I go for help to get my database working on my new PC?  I use my db to communicate with a PLC via an Activex Control Library.   All the ActiveX Controls work fine on Excel But not on Access.  Someone suggested that I might have to manually edit the registry.  This happened when I switched to a newer PC. Read More...
Richard Rost
42 days ago
Hi Titus. I've moved your post to my Access Developer Network. I don't personally offer consulting and troubleshooting services myself, but maybe one of my other expert Access students will be able to help you.
Richard Rost
42 days ago
Very strange that the controls will work in Excel but not Access however. Personally I tell people to avoid 3rd party controls like the plague, but as we've seen with Covid, people don't try to avoid the plague that hard either these days. LOL
Add a Reply
Online Database Upload Images   Link 
Blanca Malpartida-Girard 
2 months ago

Can I share an Access Database with some people on-line.
(Need to know before proceeding to build my data in MS Access.

Blanca Malpartida-Girard
Adam Schwanz
2 months ago
This should help you. Access Online
Add a Reply
Update 1 record from query Upload Images   Link 
Cita Reid 
2 months ago
Good afternoon, I have HR database that I use to track employees throughout my company.  The employee can be assigned to multiple directorates (offices, boards) throughout my company; however, they can only be appointed to the specific directorate once.  I have 5 tables (ParentOrg, Directorate, Personnel, Appointment, Action). Each table has an autonumber ID field and I have created a composite key (SSN & DirectorateID) to ensure employees are only appointed once to any directorate.  The trouble I am having is creating a relationship from the Appointment table to the Action table.  Although an employee can only be appointed once to a specific directorate, they can have multiple actions (promotions, training, awards, etc).  I have created an Appointment Code for each appointment (DirectorateCode-LastName, FI) through a query, but I am having difficulty getting this query to update the individual record in the Appointment table.  This is the foreign key that will be used to link the Appointment table and Action table (1-many relationship).  I'm sure it is something simple I am missing.  I'm not well versed in VBA or SQL, but I am joining this forum as Platinum member so I can learn as much as I can.  I appreciate your assistance.
Richard Rost
2 months ago
Hi Cita, and welcome. It's difficult to understand exactly what you're trying to do because we're not familiar with your table and field names. Sounds like you've got the right setup for your employees and directorates. As far as appointments and actions go, those should be simple many-to-many relationships with a junction table for each. Are you familiar with how to set that up? If not,
Add a Reply

Show Older Comments...
View in Table Format

Start a NEW Conversation
Only students may post right now. Click here for more information on how you can set up an account. If you are a student, please LOG ON first.

You may want to read these articles from the 599CD News:

9/10/2021Benefits of Access
9/10/2021Access on a Phone
9/5/2021Prevent Deletion
9/4/2021Booklet Template
9/4/2021Inspections Template
8/29/2021What is Microsoft Access?
8/27/2021Union Query

Access - index
Excel - index
Word - index
Windows - index
PowerPoint - index
Photoshop - index
Visual Basic - index
ASP - index
Account Login
Online Theater
Lost Password
Student Databases
Change Email
Latest News
New Releases
User Forums
Topic Glossary
Tips & Tricks
Search The Site
Code Vault
Collapse Menus
Customer Support
Web Site Tour
Consulting Services
Affiliate Program
Richard Rost
Free Lessons
Mailing List
Video Tutorials
Learning Connection
Idiot's Guide to Excel
Volume Discounts
Payment Info
Terms of Sale
Contact Info
Support Policy
Email Richard
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Fax Number
Course Survey
Blog RSS Feed    Twitter

YouTube Channel    LinkedIn
Keywords: microsoft access developer network forum  PermaLink