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When creating a project that will use SQL Server as the back end, the default port used is 1433. You need to have your firewall and router forwarding incoming requests on that port. However, if you need to use a … Continue reading
Be sure to set a default value for bit fields in SQL. Access does not like it when you do not. Access will place a default value into the fields if they do not have one and as a result, … Continue reading
Be aware that 64 bit operating systems along with 64 bit MS Access could spell trouble for your code. It will spell trouble for any libraries that you may hav e obtained along the way. There is a nearly total … Continue reading
Installing the following code into the first form that opens in a database will increase the database performance in a network environment, especially with Windows 7. Option Compare Database Â Public Function PrintISAMStats() Â Â Â ‘ Print the values returned by … Continue reading
I’ve had several clients now that have requested a stored procedure that will return records based on key words entered by a user. There can be one or many key words and all have to match in order to match … Continue reading
Remember when casting values that there are some cases where a null value will result in an error and no conversion. Check your properties for your variables in VB and you fields in SQL.
Suggestions on how to let users enter new data into SQL or even Access. 1) Build them a real data-entry app (could be web-based, but doesn’t have to be) that will check all the inputs before submitting the data to … Continue reading
Remember the syntax for the way to recall information from a subform to a form is [subFormName].[Form]![FieldName]
Take advantage of free resources to create a VPN for remote access. LogMeIn is one such resource. Use it to create a VPN between your base location and any remote users you might have. That way you can remote into … Continue reading
The first and most important step in creating a security process is to establish and maintain a solid backup process for ALL files! Whether they are only in Access or in Access and SQL Server.