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Microsoft Access Database: What Is the ‘Record is too large’ Error 3047


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You maybe starting to think that Microsoft Access is a buggy and is a ‘full of bugs’ application becoming very unstable indeed but the complexity and the power of what MS Access provides out ways some minor and silly errors that can occur. Error code 3047 refers to records being too large for a database file and typically triggered when attempting to import data from another external application. The common method you will see this is when you use the […]

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Backup Microsoft Access Databases: How to Apply Multiple Backups


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Backup Microsoft Access Databases Using a Microsoft Access database provides a rich set of tools and features that users at all levels tend to chug away entering data, running reports and build new objects and give little time (if any) to some basic housekeeping including the very basics of backing up database files. There are various strategies and methods that can be applied to your Microsoft Access database and this blog post will highlight some of the options for you. […]

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Microsoft Access Database: How To Completely Remove A Database ?


Microsoft Access Database, like with many of the other Microsoft applications is very versatile and can be a valuable asset for businesses (of all scopes). However, unlike MS Word and MS Excel which are normally used in the workplace for the day to day and general running of the business work flow and then can be also used to support Microsoft Access at a level that complements other systems, Microsoft Access Database is the kind of application that takes office applications to the next level and can be used in various […]

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Why You Should Avoid Using Memo Fields for Grouping in MS Access ?


A memo field can store a huge quantity of information, allowing up to 65,536 characters, with different choices. In the most recent release of Microsoft access database, it can store up to 1 GB of characters and enables rich text formatting. However, it is often advised to avoid the use of memo fields for grouping in Access. Memo Fields In the 2009 edition of Microsoft access database and including the recent version, there was a bug in which the memo […]

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Aggregate Queries in Microsoft access database


In Microsoft access database, you might want to perform operations on not just one single record, but on a group of records. You can simply create fields that perform operations per row or on every record. But what happens when you perform calculations on a group of records? This is where Aggregate queries come in handy. Aggregate Query An Aggregate query lets you carry out calculations on record groups rather than perform individual operations, and because of that, it is also referred to as Summary query. It considers the total, subset, or gross amount of records. In performing calculations on a group […]

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Creating an Append Query in Microsoft Access


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This article talks about the importance of the  Append Query and the appropriate way of creating them in Microsoft access database. In Microsoft access database and all the other database management systems, queries as the heart of the software system which can execute numerous actions to make your database more systematized and functional. Queries prove to be useful for working on various tasks including returning record-sets in an ordered and filtered way, updating values, editing or deleting data, and even making a new table in the access database. Action Queries can be used for adding, changing, or deleting numerous records from a table, […]

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