Week in Review: June 24, 2023

Highlights include another installment of a.p.r. pillai's excellent series on streamlining form module code and videos on crosstab queries and temp tables.

Week in Review: June 24, 2023

Just Published

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



  • Richard Rost (YouTube channel)

    • Prevent Shutdown (18:10): How To Prevent Accidental Shutdown Of Your Microsoft Access Database
    • Print One Label (40:05): How to Print Just One Label Anywhere on a Sheet With a Microsoft Access Report
    • Combine Reports (28:26): How to Merge Multiple Microsoft Access Reports into One PDF File or Print Job
    • TempVars (18:44): Using TempVars as a Powerful and Flexible Alternative to Variables in Microsoft Access
    • Type Conversion (17:02): Type Conversion Functions in Microsoft Access: CCur, CDate, CDbl, CDec, CInt, CLng, CStr, and More
  • Pharos Technology [Dr. Richard Hanson] (YouTube MS Access playlist)

    • Crosstab Queries (6:32): Deep Dive into Crosstab Queries in Microsoft Access
    • Temp Tables (Short): Improve Your Report Response Time by Creating a Table from your Query*
    • Aggregate Queries (11:44): Enhancing Your Data Analysis with Aggregate Queries in Access
    • Editable Crosstabs (Short): Converting a Crosstab Query to an Editable Table in Microsoft Access
    • Splitting the Database (5:31): Managing Multi-User Access in Microsoft Access: A Practical Guide

New to Me

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

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.

  • July 5, 2023: Aleksander Wojtasz - Interactive Gantt Chart Scheduler in Access
  • July 6, 2023: Greg Regan - Great Interface Design
  • July 20, 2023: George Hepworth - Extending Access with a PowerApps Barcode Scanner
  • August 2, 2023: Juanjo Luna - An Access Developer Guide to creating applications in Blazor
  • August 3, 2023: Tom van Stiphout and Kim Young - Global Error Handlers
  • August 17, 2023: Richard Rost - Custom Data Entry Filter Functions in Access
  • August 29, 2023: Lenni Lobel - Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB
  • September 6, 2023: Thomas Möller - Better Access Charts in the new Edge browser control
  • September 7, 2023: John Colby - Event Driven Programming
  • October 4, 2023: Juan Soto - The Future of Access
  • October 19, 2023: Alessandro Grimaldi - "VBA Pills" - Access Tips and Tricks
  • November 1, 2023: John Heaser - Extending Access with SQL Server – including Geography data
  • December 6, 2023: Mike Wolfe - (topic to be confirmed)
  • January 3, 2023: Ramachandran (A.P.R.) Pillai - Streamlining the Form Module Code in the standalone Class Module (JUST ADDED)

Access Roadmap

There were NO CHANGES to the roadmap between the last Week in Review (2023-06-17) and this one (2023-06-24).

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

  • APR 2023: Modern Web Browser Control
  • MAR 2023: New Modern Web Browser Form Control

Rolling Out




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