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Access and Word Integration

Recently we’ve been asked by a number of clients including Roofing Consulting Services (Consultants, Richmond, VA), KnoxMarine (Surveyors, Charleston, SC) and Hirschler Fleischer (Attorney, Richmond, VA) to integrate Access with Word. What these companies have in common is that they … Continue reading

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Access Database in the Cloud?

Throughout 2017, we were approached by a number of clients including KnoxMarine (Charleston, SC) and SeniorSmart (Sykesville, MD) to fix their ‘Cloud’ Access databases.  They were both using Microsoft Cloud to hold their Access Database files and were very disappointed … Continue reading

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Banking / Finance Real Estate Loan Portfolio Access Database

So we built this application for 1st Market Bank which has since become Union.  We’ve also sold it to 1st Capital Bank which is now Sterling. Essentially, the user records all of the relevant information about Customer’s and their loans … Continue reading

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Integrating Access with Outlook using automation and vba (Visual Basic for Applications)

So you have a list of emails and you want to keep in contact with folks easily. I do this by periodically sending out emails to my former clients and offering them incentives to come back and purchase again.  Since … Continue reading

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Virginia, Henrico County Public Schools Facilities/Projects/Asset Management Database

We’re particularly proud to work with one of the best counties in the United Stated (and the home of Data Control, LLC!) We have built and implemented an Asset / Facility / Project tracking database for Henrico County School Systems. If … Continue reading

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Calculating travel time between two locations

You need a way to automatically calculate the time to get from one location to another location. You might use this for giving your drivers directions to your clients. Or expand to be an efficient route because you are going … Continue reading

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Beginning a new Database

I’m about to begin the development of a database for the Navy (Military Naval Base Client in Maryland). The purpose of the database is to track inventory on the military base. I’ve already had interviews with the client and gotten … Continue reading

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Specific Port in Connection String to SQL

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

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Access linked to SQL

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

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