Access

Access

Power Tip: Improve the security of database connections

When linking to external tables using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), Access offers to set up a Data Source Name (DSN). The DSN is quite convenient, giving us a graphic method to quickly build and specify an ODBC connection string without having to remember all of the syntax and parameters. Unfortunately, when the time comes for deployment, using a DSN can introduce some security issues. In this post, Access MVP Ben…

Access

Power Tip: Improve the security of database connections

When linking to external tables using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), Access offers to set up a Data Source Name (DSN). The DSN is quite convenient, giving us a graphic method to quickly build and specify an ODBC connection string without having to remember all of the syntax and parameters. Unfortunately, when the time comes for deployment, using a DSN can introduce some security issues. In this post, Access MVP Ben…

Access

Power Tip: Supercharge conditional formatting by using a bit of code

Over the past few versions of Access, the product team has steadily added more conditional formatting functionality for forms and reports. For example, in Access 2010, you can add up to 50 conditional formatting rules for each object without having to write any Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code. However, if you’re working in an earlier version, or if you just prefer to use VBA to perform formatting tasks on…

Access

Use code to “undo” things in Access

One of the more common tasks on a computer is to undo something you just did by mistake. At least, it’s one of my more common tasks. CTRL+Z is my friend. But not everyone uses keyboard shortcuts – that’s why there’s an Undo button in the Microsoft Office user interface. Trouble is, sometimes folks just don’t see it. Moreover, in Access it’s possible that they can’t use the toolbar because…

Access

Power Tip: Maximize the use of TempVars in Access 2007 and 2010

Today’s tip is provided by Juan Soto, Senior Access Developer at AccessExperts.net. His blog is at AccessExperts.net/blog and you can subscribe to it by clicking here. Juan is a frequent speaker at Access user groups nationwide and was a participant in the last Access developers kitchen for Access 2010. He can be reached through his website or his blog. The TempVars collection has the ability to save you time, improve…

Access

Power Tip: Maximize the use of TempVars in Access 2007 and 2010

Today’s tip is provided by Juan Soto, Senior Access Developer at AccessExperts.net. His blog is at AccessExperts.net/blog and you can subscribe to it by clicking here. Juan is a frequent speaker at Access user groups nationwide and was a participant in the last Access developers kitchen for Access 2010. He can be reached through his website or his blog. The TempVars collection has the ability to save you time, improve…