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MS Access newbie needs advice!

MS Access 2010 Help - I need to create something that allows a small group of people to add records and search records within a database and after much googling I'm thoroughly confused. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Dec 30, 2011 - 5 answers

3G Access for My MacBook?

Can I get 3G access on a new Macbook Pro? If not, what is the least expensive alternative for my situation? [more inside]
posted by kmel on Nov 18, 2011 - 9 answers

puzzling over a query

I'm trying to write a SQL query on an 8 year old broken Access database that I didn't build, now on Access 2007. It's fun, I tell you what. I'm having trouble with a left outer join. [more inside]
posted by hotelechozulu on Oct 28, 2011 - 5 answers

I want to do this the easy way but I don't know how.

How do I efficiently pull this data from an Access 2003 database. [more inside]
posted by VTX on Oct 25, 2011 - 6 answers

The Canadian version of a FOIA request

In Canada, does the Access to Information Act apply to provincial and municipal governments?
posted by thewalrus on Oct 13, 2011 - 4 answers

Android password manager app with online browser access?

Does anyone know of an Android password manager app with online browser access? [more inside]
posted by ccalgreen on Oct 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Microsoft Access and VBA

I want to learn Visual Basic and Microsoft Access. Where do I start, what resources and special tricks can you recommend and how do i learn it quickly and efficiently?
posted by freddymetz on Oct 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Upload/convert MSAccess to MySQL using PHP

What's the best way to upload an Access DB using PHP and read its contents into MySQL?
posted by monkey closet on Sep 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Match multiple columns in excel/access

I'm trying to merge multiple month's worth of data into one master spreadsheet with a master column on the left, and individual month's counts on the right. My data is laid out as such: [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Sep 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Database from Word.doc

How to make a database from word doc? [more inside]
posted by Ideefixe on Sep 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Denied by my own! Help!

I "don't have permission" to go into the desktop XP folders on my network from my Windows 7 laptop, but the reverse is fine. Help me? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Sep 1, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I get the rights to make a play into a film?

I want to turn a short play into a short film. If completed, it'll be a low-budget affair seen at a few festivals and hopefully online; the play was first performed in 1990 and the playwright is still alive. How do I go about getting the rights to film his play, or see if I can even think about affording it?
posted by BoringPostcards on Aug 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Wifi doesn't recognize me or my PW

Can't access my wifi. Both my Dell & iPhone show it's available, & it worked earlier this morning, but now, not only doesn't it default me in, but if I request access it doesn't recognize my PW. This doesn't make sense to me. What are my next steps? Thanks
posted by carriest on Aug 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I use Sway Sway Baby, You're So Audio as a title again?

Last minute (Australia-filter) hopefulness: how can I contact a band and get them to acknowledge a 13 year old fan who is now on crutches and can't be up the front of the mosh pit? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Jul 29, 2011 - 7 answers

How to resize a Windows 7 window to access bottom buttons

How do I access the bottom buttons of the RAW image editor in Photoshop Elements? The window is too wide, and can't be resized to fit my screen in Windows 7. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 15, 2011 - 7 answers

What are the ideal Relationships for my MS Access database?

MS Access Database Relationship Help. I am relatively new user of MS Access and need to figure out the ideal or proper relationship between the tables I have created for multiple company's financial statements that will provide the most flexibility when viewing and comparing the financial statements. [more inside]
posted by otto42 on Jul 10, 2011 - 8 answers

I don't think Fortran and punchcards cut it anymore...

Which programming languages are best suited to creating a timetabling application? [more inside]
posted by bister on Jun 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Hey let me look at that for ya!

Windows Server 2008: Tech support advice needed! What are the options for helpdesk staff to remotely control client computers? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Jun 10, 2011 - 10 answers

MS Access is making things harder than they need to be

MS Access: I have responsibility for a large database in Access 2007. How can I create a dev copy to experiment with changing forms/layout/queries, etc. which shows record data, but does NOT link to and make changes to data in the tables in the "real" original database? I do not know SQL. [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Jun 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Keeping track of payments?

Need ideas on how to keep track of people making multiple payments for large trips or activities, with the ability to report how much they still owe. Much more detail inside. [more inside]
posted by kraigory on May 23, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I more easily edit CSV tables in Access or Excel?

I make mailing labels by pulling information about specific real-world locations into small database files. I used to get MS Access-ready DBase files, but now I have to work with CSV files, which don't seem to play well with Access. Please help me get more use out of Access, find out how to convert CSV to DBase or similar file types, or figure out better ways to use Excel. Long version inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Build an Access database to display survey results

I've never used Access; I'm a SQL snowflake and don't take naturally to its norms. Pretend I'm your technology-challenged elderly relative, and tell me how to set up tables to run queries on survey results. [more inside]
posted by heigh-hothederryo on May 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Best practice in implementing a two-part unique identifier?

Best way to implement a two-part unique identifier in Access? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Digital Media in SF

Is there a digital-media/arts-type place in San Francisco that provides access to computers and digital technology - something like The Edge in Brisbane? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Database to INI file

How could I export a Access Database to an ini file? [more inside]
posted by millerizer on Mar 31, 2011 - 6 answers

Will Symantec PC anywhere work for me?

Will symantec PC anywhere 12.5 work for me? I want to access my desktop office pc from other locations over wifi. Ideally would be able to access all desktop functionality programs etc. [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on Mar 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Access to full-text journals online?

In a few days my uni library is going to cut off my sweet, sweet access to its electronic resources, including full text e-journals and online references like OED. I can get an alumni account for $50 a year, but that only gives me physical borrowing rights, not e-resources. Does anybody offer comprehensive access to full-text online journals to non-students for a fee? I don't have a particular field in mind - I want it all. I'm an Australian in Australia, if it matters.
posted by obiwanwasabi on Mar 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Give Me Access to Word

Pulling data (in label sheet formatting) from Word 2003 to Access 2003. I'm a special snowflake details after the jump... [more inside]
posted by kuanes on Mar 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Node View Permission Restriction for Drupal

What is the best solution for my problems with allowing users (students) to restrict view permissions of their own content in Drupal? [more inside]
posted by Chanther on Mar 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me Do it Wrong

Ok, here's a stupid-sounding idea: can someone point me to a guide to how to manipulate an Access database client-side on a web page? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Feb 21, 2011 - 14 answers

SQL Query help in Access 2000

I have a MS Access 2000 table with approx 300,000 records. I need help with constructing a query. [more inside]
posted by selton on Feb 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me find out what my shrink really thinks.

I'm going to be requesting my psychiatric records; what should I know beforehand? [more inside]
posted by reren on Jan 31, 2011 - 6 answers

Need help with SQL statement

I need to create a query in Access that shows the percentage of a total. I can't grasp the SQL statement I need. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Data connections btwn Access 2002 and SharePoint 2007, how do they work?

I need to pretty quickly get up to speed on how to integrate an Access database with SharePoint. I know Access well, but I don't know SharePoint at all and don't understand how data connections work. The really fun part: I have Access 2002. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 11, 2011 - 8 answers

How to get access to ProQuest's Historical St. Louis Post-Dispatch database?

How can I obtain access to ProQuest's Historical St. Louis Post-Dispatch [1874-1922] database? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I append rows to a table in Access from two related tables?

How do I append rows to a table in Access from two related tables? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Need help formatting an Access report from a query and SQL help

I'm having trouble formatting a report in Access that ONLY shows checkboxes that are not checked. I probably need some help on the SQL front. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Automatically generating an email from a query in Access

I have a database in Access that is essentially a list of projects and associated tasks. I have a query that lists all projects due in the next 30 days. How can I automatically generate an email from this query? Ideally this would just magically send an email whenever the query is populated with a new project. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Washing dishes in the developing world

I'm interested in dishwashing practices in the developing world. If you were one of roughly the half of the people in the world without running water in your home, how might you wash your dishes? What kind of set up would you have? Are sinks common even if you collect water from a public well or water truck? Or would you have a washbasin/plastic tub? On a countertop, table, or floor? Cloth or tarp outside? Would you use non-potable water to do the washing up? Save the graywater for next time or for other cleaning tasks? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Dec 8, 2010 - 31 answers

How can I reformat some rows into columns in Excel?

How can I reformat some rows into columns in Excel? [more inside]
posted by teg on Dec 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Microsoft Acess Charts dead-end.

Microsoft Access 2007 - how on earth do I cut / copy / export / do anything with my Pivot Chart, besides print it? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Nov 23, 2010 - 12 answers

One does not simply walk into Heathrow!

Is it possible for someone on foot to walk into Heathrow Airport? I was sure it was, a friend insists it isn't and according to this, the answers are a mixed bag (and four years out of date). Has anyone done this recently or work there and can confirm one way or the other?
posted by Biru on Nov 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Mac-bootable XP flash drive?

Leaving Friday for a monthlong stint out of town; how to maintain access to essential software on a different computer running a different OS? [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson on Oct 26, 2010 - 7 answers

controlling wifi access by MAC address

I have a Linksys WRT110 router. Although it has some access controls, I find them difficult to use and counterintuitive, and I say this as someone who has been using computers since the days of the TRS-80. Is there a router out there that will let me limit access times by MAC address of different devices, either by a daily quota or a cutoff time? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Oct 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Multiple responses, new responses, in Access?

MS ACCESS question (or maybe not?): I need to enter data from hundreds of marketing-type surveys. Most of the questions are free-form, but lots of people give the same answers. How can I make this easy for myself? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Oct 18, 2010 - 7 answers

A chapter of my very own...

I'm an environmental scientist. I just received an email from a group called "Intech Open Access Publisher", referencing one of my papers, and asking me if I'd like to submit a chapter for a book. My first thoughts were "Oh man, I didn't think that paper was that great...". My second thoughts were "Hmm...I bet this is a form email sent out to thousands of researchers based on a keyword search, and it may well be a waste of time to submit an abstract." Has anyone else had experience in this sort of thing? Is it legit?
posted by Jimbob on Oct 12, 2010 - 8 answers

I can see you but I can't play you!

I've just successfully installed Win7 onto an older but servicable PC in order to use it as a streaming media player in another room. Problem is that although it can see all of the shared files, folders and drives on my main machine it keeps telling me I don't have the correct permissions whenever I click on them - but permissions are set to 'Everyone' and another machine (a netbook) I do the same thing with can see and play everything perfectly... can anyone offer any help or suggestions please, I'm at my wit's end! Thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard on Sep 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Newbie to MS Access deleted something essential. HELP!

[MSAccess Filter] HELP! I have been thrust into Access with no understanding of how it works beyond a 10-minute "use this" and "do that" session. Now I think I inadvertently deleted a couple of essential "forms." Can I get them back? Or rebuild them? I know the data must still be in there, but I don't know how to display it. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Sep 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Teach me access

What is the best way to learn how to use Microsoft Access 2007 quickly? [more inside]
posted by maxg94 on Sep 7, 2010 - 9 answers

USB Unplug / Replug Automation

I'm looking for a way to have a windows computer do the equivalent of unpluging and re plugging a usb modem. This system is accessed remotely via Logmein and it is connected to the internet by an external usb evdo modem. The system is located in a third world country and the connection is not reliable. When it goes down, unplugging/replugging sometimes does the trick. How can I make the computer do this on its own? [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Aug 28, 2010 - 8 answers

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