Week in Review: May 28, 2022

Highlights include two new Access bugs, a modern On/Off toggle control, setting list box font colors by column, and resurrected videos from the Access forums vault.

Week in Review: May 28, 2022

Just Published

This section includes videos, articles, and interesting discussions from the past 7 days.




  • Access User Group Recordings (YouTube channel)
    - ESP: UIs dinámicos con Access (57:22): presented in Spanish by Alessandro Grimaldi
  • Crystal Long (YouTube channel)
    - Data Manipulation (8:38): Samples of data manipulation in the Access query window  ~ DataPig
    - Date() Function (5:27): Uses of the Date() Function in Access ~ DataPig
    - Crosstab (5:25): Building a custom Crosstab query in Access ~ DataPig
    - AND vs OR (4:28): AND vs OR in an Access Query Grid + SQL introduction ~ DataPig
  • Richard Rost (YouTube channel)
    - Add Anything! (22:16): Add Anything You Want to a Record in a Microsoft Access Database. User Editable Supplemental Fields
    - List Items Edit Form (11:03): How to Use a List Items Edit Form to Quickly Add or Edit Items in a Combo Box in Microsoft Access
    - Column Colors (10:13): How to Change the Color of Different Columns in List Boxes and Combo Boxes in Microsoft Access
    - Multi-Table Forms (18:00): Editing Records in Multi-Table Forms in Microsoft Access (Forms Based on Multiple Table Queries)
    - Variables (14:42): Declaring Variables in Microsoft Access VBA. Dim, Public, Private, Static, TempVars, And More...

NOTE: The new videos posted to Crystal's YouTube page are part of an effort to preserve the Access content of retiring creators.  I covered this effort as one of last week's discussion topics:

Status of DatabaseAnswers.org???? A conversation about preserving Access content on the web as former Access MVPs and other contributors retire

New to Me

This section includes content I discovered this week that has been around for awhile.

I found the following quote from the Boyd Trimmell article noteworthy:

On the Microsoft Access Blog, there is a comment from Clint Covington of Microsoft that stated "The Jet engine is a system component and making changes to it meant making changes to Windows. The new engine gives us more flexibility to innovate in the codebase and ship updates via Office."

Upcoming Access User Group Events

NOTE: Only English-language user group meetings with scheduled guest speakers or topics are listed.  For a complete list of upcoming events, visit the Access User Group event calendar.

  • May 31, 2022: Crystal Long - Deep Dive into Word Automation using VBA and Access
  • June 1, 2022: Alan Cossey - Standard Module Object Generation
  • June 2, 2022: Crystal Long - Drawing the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements with an Access Report
  • June 16, 2022: Karl Donaubauer - Design Patterns with Access
  • July 6, 2022: Mike Wolfe - Building Ribbon Interfaces in Code
  • August 3, 2022: Peter Cole - Automating 32-bit to 64-bit VBA Conversion
  • September 1, 2022: Jack Stockton - Codifying Long Names into Unique Codes
  • September 7, 2022: Colin Riddington - Optimizing Queries and the Use of JETSHOWPLAN
  • October 5, 2022: Alessandro Grimaldi - Graphical Interfaces in Access
  • November 2, 2022: George Hepworth - Power Apps for Access Developers
  • December 7, 2022: Alexsander Wojtasz - Interactive Gantt Chart Scheduler in Access

Crystal Long emailed me a few teaser images from her upcoming June 2 presentation:

An oxygen atom from Crystal Long's upcoming presentation, Drawing the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements with an Access Report.

Access Roadmap

Listed below is a snapshot of the official Access Roadmap.

Microsoft made no changes to the roadmap since last week.  I did change the formatting on this website to more clearly separate the upcoming features from those that have already been released.

In Development

  • OCT 2022: Inconsistent Database Error Fix


  • MAR 2022: New Microsoft Graph Data Connector
  • SEP 2022: New (Modern) Web Browser Control (to support Chromium Edge)
  • SEP 2022: Enabling Large Address Aware (LAA) for 32-Bit Access
  • DEC 2022: SQL Monaco Editor


  • MAY 2022: Access Dataverse Connector
  • JAN 2021: Access: ODBC Interface Support (without ACE Redistributable Engine)
  • JAN 2021: Access: DAO Interface Support (without ACE Redistributable Engine)

All original code samples by Mike Wolfe are licensed under CC BY 4.0