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Running Queries in MS Access for non-Access Users?

Access 2003: I have this database that is truly awesome along with some equally awesome queries. Co-workers have recognized this awesomeness and want to start running their own queries but know nothing of Access. Is there a user-friendly option? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Jul 1, 2008 - 4 answers

I'm being sniffed!

Should I worry about a WiFi access point owner spying on me? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jun 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Mobility Options for a Non Mobile Application

We use clinical software that uses a MS SQL database. It has a five million records weighing in at 40 GB. The software doesn't have a mobility option but we need one. The company has it on their feature request list but its at least 3-5 years away. HELP. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on May 29, 2008 - 20 answers

Low cost terminal/pc?

Recommend me a low cost terminal/pc/laptop/whatever with an ethernet adapter and a way to access the web. [more inside]
posted by edmz on May 28, 2008 - 15 answers

My own hotspot...

What is the legality of providing free/cheap wifi to neighbors? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on May 15, 2008 - 16 answers

Where to find good training resources for Access 2003?

What books / reference materials / training resources for Access 2003 can you recommend for a n00b? [more inside]
posted by protorp on May 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Access + Avery = crap. HELP!

So I created an Access database in order to manage the printing of postcards. I need to send out postcards to people on a monthly basis to remind them about an upcoming meeting. I used the Label wizard in Access to create a report that I can use over and over. I am also using the Avery 5389 postcard paper stock. This stock should print two postcards per 8.5x11 sheet. When I look at the print preview the first page looks correct, with 2 sets of data top and bottom. When I print preview (or print) from the second page on, only one postcard, the top one, is printing per page. WTF is going on with Access? [more inside]
posted by remthewanderer on May 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Can US citizens visit US naval ports abroad?

Can US citizens access US Naval home ports abroad? [more inside]
posted by yellowlightman on May 3, 2008 - 2 answers

document my database

I have a particular propriety database application that has a great feature for users to document notes and changes to the db. Annotated screenshot here. Basically, you click on the little yellow sticky note and the documentation window pops up and users can enter notes about changes, etc. Its so useful I would like to use it all the time. [more inside]
posted by buttercup on Apr 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Why does my laptop's wireless quit on me?

Why does the integrated wireless radio on my laptop stop working? [more inside]
posted by crashlanding on Apr 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Export MySQL to Access for free...

What is the easiest (and free) method of exporting a MySQL database and getting it (intact) into Access ? [more inside]
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt on Apr 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Access My A**

Why isn't a query in Access returning the correct data compared to the equivalent query in SQL Server. More inside. [more inside]
posted by zackola on Mar 31, 2008 - 11 answers

Give me my websites, dammit!

My computer won't let me access certain websites. What gives? [more inside]
posted by calistasm on Mar 16, 2008 - 15 answers

MS Access output options

How can I mail-merge data from MS Access to Word from two different database tables? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Mar 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Access DB help!

At work, I'm being asked to maintain an older Access 2003 database. The database sits on a network drive, but it requires that network drive to be mapped to Y:/. This is a problem because all of the users have it mapped to different drives. How can I get it to stop referencing a specific drive letter? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Mar 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Will they let me in?

I'll be visiting the USA for a couple of weeks this summer, and I would like to attend a few classes at Caltech in order to get an idea of what school is like over the pond. Will I be able to do so? [more inside]
posted by koenie on Feb 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Getting more range on a WiFi card

How do I get more WiFi range on my laptop computer? More info follows. [more inside]
posted by chips ahoy on Feb 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Access Queries across linked tables

I need to query data from another table that I'm already writing to. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Feb 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Easy database for words (dictionary)?

I want to make a dictionary database of words, where I can query part of speech, spelling patterns, pronunciation patterns, number of syllables, definitions, etc. Is Access best for this? Or are there other smaller, free applications you would suggest? Ideally I would like a lot of control over query output layout. Ease of use is important. (I never felt Access was so user-friendly [maybe that's true of all databases in general], but I'm a whiz at Excel. Unfortunately, using XL as a DB isn't very pretty.)
posted by strangeguitars on Jan 29, 2008 - 4 answers

How to run a query in Excel 2007?

How do I group values by a variable in Excel 2007? Essentially, I want to run a query. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me keep data out of the wrong hands

What are some good resources for designing an access control and permissions system? [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Jan 17, 2008 - 1 answer

How to limit daughter's access to wireless internet

Please help my friend limit his daughter's access to the internet at night. [more inside]
posted by Turtles all the way down on Jan 16, 2008 - 26 answers

Help me create a database to give money away

Help me design a small Access application to run a prize drawing. As I see it, the MC will open the application and click the Draw button, which will select from the available prizes for that month. Once drawn, that prize becomes unavailable. MC will then type in the winner's name and click Save, setting the form ready for the next contestant. Specs and examples follow. [more inside]
posted by kc0dxh on Jan 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Back to The Grind

Every night at 12:10AM, the brand new primary hard drive in my computer begins grinding away for a duration of 10-60 seconds. Why? [more inside]
posted by Danelope on Jan 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Extremely simple SQL, Access, .ASP help.

How can a fool make a table in an Access database reference another table, using SQL and ASP? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Jan 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Is satellite internet the only option?

I'm looking for broadband internet connectivity options for my (quite non-tech-savvy) in-laws. They live in a somewhat rural area in Wisconsin where no cable or DSL service exists. [more inside]
posted by gazole on Jan 1, 2008 - 21 answers

access classes?

Good, inexpensive, (preferably free) online course or certification in MS Access or other database software? [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Dec 6, 2007 - 1 answer

How to make a Remote Desktop Connection?

Remote Desktop Connection across domains/workgroups. How can this work? [more inside]
posted by apark on Nov 26, 2007 - 6 answers

SQL help

Please help me with a giant SQL-ish mess. I need a better solution than MS Access for dealing with millions of records and building queries. [more inside]
posted by loquax on Nov 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Help make our video available online

I work for a municipality that televises its public meetings on a government access cable channel -- I need help finding a way to make these cablecasts available to the public online. Regular video hosting services I've looked at don't seem to be quite what we're looking for. [more inside]
posted by OilPull on Nov 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Just a little bit of help with Access...

I've been asked to create a software facility through which a nurse can print medicine dosing cards for patients. [more inside]
posted by dance on Nov 5, 2007 - 2 answers

A boring, albeit important MS Access question

Our main MS Access database seems to have ballooned mysteriously. Our membership database which was 12 megabytes as of at least April is now 78! We did not acquire 66 megabytes worth of new members, whats the deal? [more inside]
posted by BobbyDigital on Oct 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Routing between subnets

How to route between subnets and share one internet connection? (network topology pic inside) [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on Oct 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me chose books for Access and Excel!

I need recommendations of some books for Excel and Access. I'm looking for something referency, but still readable. [more inside]
posted by chrispy108 on Oct 8, 2007 - 6 answers

PO Form

Access 2007 - how can I embed a running total on a form? [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Sep 25, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I get files off my PC when all I have is a MAc laptop?

I have a Mac laptop, which replaced my PC which I used for many years.....I recently found out that there is some files and such on my PC that I need to take of my computer and store onto my new external hard drive....Yes, I should of did this before hand.... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Sep 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Turn off the internet!

We need to turn off the internet! What is the best program for temporarily disabling our access? We need one solution for a Mac and one for Windows. Ideally we'd like something with a timer (where the internet is turned off for x number of hours) or something that requires a difficult process to unlock it. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Sep 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Microsoft Restrict-Access

Microsoft Access: How do I save a 'global variable'? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Sep 11, 2007 - 2 answers

Really basic MS Access question

Forgive me for asking such an embarrassingly basic MS Access question. I have two voter lists. Each one has a list of voters, and each voter has a unique identifying number as well as some other fields. There are some voters who appear on both lists (having identical voter numbers on both lists) and some voters who appear on only one. I am only concerned with the voters who appear on both lists: how do I import some fields from one list to the other so that the unique identifying number for each voter is matched by that voter's data from the other list?
posted by Mr. Justice on Sep 9, 2007 - 7 answers


Google wants to access the phone logs on my BlackBerry. Cancel or allow? [more inside]
posted by pineapple on Aug 22, 2007 - 2 answers

How to bend 50 laptops to my will?

Help me exert dread control of 50 laptops! [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Aug 10, 2007 - 20 answers

New computer, no internet

New computer won't connect to internet... [more inside]
posted by unccivil on Aug 6, 2007 - 16 answers

How can I see what applications are accessing the disk under OS X?

I have a strong memory that there's an OS X command-line tool that can dump to the terminal a running log of all disk accesses, including which executable is reading or writing. It was very handy in figuring out what the Mac was doing when the disk was busy but the load was low. Does anyone remember what this was?
posted by nicwolff on Jul 30, 2007 - 9 answers

How can i block the kids internet access in the evenings?

Is there a free solution to block internet access at specific times of the day? [more inside]
posted by mrbenn on Jul 10, 2007 - 14 answers

Access, Web-Style?

Rather continue to work with Microsoft Access, I'd love to move a few old databases I continue to maintain into a www database app, if one exists. I'd like something that feels Access-like, with the ability to structure queries and forms as Access does. I'd happily accept a script package that I can easily install and maintain on my own web server, or a full service. Is there such an Access corollary, either free or available for purchase?
posted by boombot on Jul 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me merge Excel with Access:

How do I add a 4,000 name MS Excel file to an existing MS Access database? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 2, 2007 - 3 answers

Access Password Recovery

My MS Access files are password protected. I don't know/remember what the password is. I need help on password recovery. [more inside]
posted by dy on Jun 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Need help developing a small relational db

Help me properly set up a very small relational db. This is a teensy bit over my head, so mainly I want to establish that I'm not going terribly wrong before I get too far into this. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Whatr can I do to make the boiler & furnace inaccessible to my cats?

I'm looking for suggestions as to what I can do to keep the boiler & furnace in my house inaccessible to our cats, without closing up the actual room they are in. The boiler has some fluffy insulation around it that I can completely imagine my cats having a ball with. They are not bright. [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Jun 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Keep getting prompted for wireless password

When I use the wireless network at my local library with my ibook, I am continually prompted for a password and username, and although the signal strength remains reasonably constant, pages often fail to load. Can I do anything to fix it? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on May 31, 2007 - 3 answers

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