Referencing values on subforms

Remember the syntax for the way to recall information from a subform to a form is [subFormName].[Form]![FieldName]

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VPN

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 a database anytime with Internet access.

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Security

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.

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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 turning to the semicolon as the answer. I am looking for the web developer to output the csv delimited by semicolons. If that is done there is a solution to the errors and format problems of importing a csv file. Once it is linked, I will then do the updates of the records. The only other step is to establish a set path for the location of the csv file.

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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 yet but keep checking our posts and you will see one as soon as I have worked it out.

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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 capable of based on test results of individuals. This way they can combine individuals with respect to their strengths and weaknesses so as to have all crews meet certain standards.

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