Week in Review: October 29, 2022

Highlights include a data macros how-to, time zone-aware dates, automating the Access nav pane, and collapsing/expanding the ribbon.

Week in Review: October 29, 2022

Just Published

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



  • Colin Riddington [Isladogs] (YouTube channel)
  • Richard Rost (YouTube channel)
    • Data Macro (9:30): Update a Table Field Whenever the Record is Changed using a Data Macro in Microsoft Access
    • And Or Not (9:11): Proper Microsoft Access Query Criteria Logic with And, Or, & Not
    • Fill in PDF (33:06): How to Fill in PDF Forms with Data from Microsoft Access. Populate PDF Form with Access Data.
    • SendKeys (18:26): Using the SendKeys Function in Microsoft Access; the King of "Good Enough Sometimes" Functions.
    • Follow Hyperlink (23:31): Open Websites, Documents, Folders, Email, More Using FollowHyperlink Command in Microsoft Access VBA
  • Daniel Pineault (YouTube channel)
  • Pharos Technology [Dr. Richard Hanson] (YouTube MS Access playlist)

New to Me

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

Nothing new this week.

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.

Access Roadmap

There were two changes to the roadmap between last week (2022-10-22) and this week (2022-10-29).  ODBC and DAO Interface Support–launched nearly two years ago in January 2021–finally came off of the Access Roadmap.  This leaves the only other new "feature" launched in nearly two years the Access Dataverse Connector.


  • JAN 2021: Access: ODBC Interface Support (without ACE Redistributable Engine)
  • JAN 2021: Access: DAO Interface Support (without ACE Redistributable Engine)

The development priorities were last updated on October 12, 2022.

Listed below is a snapshot of the official Access Roadmap.

"In Development", "Rolling Out", and "Launched" are Microsoft terms that I pulled straight from the public roadmap.

"Development Priorities" do not appear on the Access Roadmap.  Instead, they get updated from time to time in official Access blog posts.  I'll include a link to the official Access blog post that lists the current development priorities as they get updated.

Development Priorities

The items listed below reflect Microsoft's order of priority and were published in the following article, Our Road Ahead - Microsoft Access Engineering Priorities Oct 2022.

New priorities added since the previous set of priorities are shown in bold below.  Dropped priorities are struck through.

  1. Continued Focus on Monthly Issue Fixes (Monthly Issue Fix Blog)
  2. Inconsistent Database Error Fix
  3. New Macro Signing Support
  4. New (Modern) Web Browser Control (to support Chromium Edge)
  5. Dataverse Connector Data Type Support for Floating Point
  6. Dataverse Connector Data Type Support for Rich Text
  7. Dataverse Connector support to export to a specific Dataverse solution or publisher
  8. Enabling Large Address Aware (LAA) for 32-Bit Access
  9. SQL Monaco Editor
  10. New Microsoft Graph Data Connector

In Development


Rolling Out



  • MAY 2022: Access Dataverse Connector

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