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DLookup

Doing an If clause with DLookup genereally means usin a comparison of the lookup result to a value using the equals function. Most other functions do not tend to work well with DLookup and especially not the IF ISNULL structure.

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File System Objects

Remember to look to use FSO’s such as FileCopy when you are trying to do things outside of Acces from within Access. File System Objects are readily available and require few skills to learn.

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List boxes not populating

If you are using list box(es) and they will not populate with values, check your references in the VBA Editor. Odds are that there is a missing reference to a DLL or two.

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CSV Importing

The solution for importing a CSV file is to link to it instead of importing it. Linking to it, all the fields are correctly formatted and populated. One problem to watch out for; commas in the data. So I am … Continue reading

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Importing CSV files

Importing files can be tricky in MS Access. The application tries to set the property for each field and even with preset values you can still get data imported incorrectly. I don’t have a complete solution for this problem just … Continue reading

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Parking Lots

Central Parking System needs a database application to manager the paperwork and finances for the parking lots they operate in the City of Virginia Beach.

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Nuclear Power plants

Now I will be creating a database for four nuclear power plants. The purpose will be tracking the testing and training of the plant operators. From this the company will also be able to assess what a crew would be … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power plants

Now I will be creating a database for four nuclear power plants. The purpose will be tracking the testing and training of the plant operators. From this the company will also be able to assess what a crew would be … Continue reading

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File Maker to MySQL

A new challenge is before us. Migrating a FileMaker Pro database on a Mac OSX machine to MySQL on a hosted server. So we can handle Mac and PC implementations.

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Discovery

I enjoy the discovery phase of a project; learning a new business, seeing how other people arrange and manage their business. No two businesses are the same. There lies the shortfall of software packages. They are not able to be … Continue reading

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