Hi, i am wondering how to reduce the size of access.
i have included pictures within forms which obviously made the database bigger (it is currently around 12mb).
However i have tried to delete the pictures to reduce the size, this method did not work at all. The database remains the same size.
does anyone have any suggestions on how to solve this problem i am having?
I hope you donít mind my using this forum as a learning tool. I am running an Access 2007 database. I am trying to create a query from 3 tables: TblTrainingPrograms containing the following fields Program Number (unique value) Program Title Program Date
TblInstructors with these fields InstructorName, address, etc.
TblInstructorProgram with the fields InstuctorID ProgramNumber(linking this instructor to a particular training) InstructorNumber(in the case of multiple instructors for the same training, the user may add new records and enter ď1Ē, ď2Ē or ď3Ē here)
I need to run a query that will display even multiple instructor programs in one record, so that Instructor# 2 will appear in another field in the same record rather than having 2 or three records displayed in the datasheet view. Iíve tried several combinations, but when there is only one instructor, the Program does not appear in the query results. I donít really know a lot about SQL, but Iím hoping there might be a way to do this that way. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi I want reduce one minute from my date field. My date field looks like this: 17.3.2006 3:57:00 and I want it to look like this:17.3.2006 3:55:00. I have tried to make it like this: DATEADD( minutes, -2, [StartTime]) AS NewStart. StartTime is date field. But this doesent work. Could somebody tell me how to reduce one minute from date field??
Will keeping your field size shorter result in a smaller MDB file?
Or does Access only use as much space as there is real data in its fields.
Way back in the dBASE III days, dBASE would pad all your "real" information with as many spaces as necessary to fill up your field. I suspect that the MDB structure is probably smarter than that.
Another question on the same topic - I believe there is a maximum number of characters in a record (4000?). Can your field sizes add up to more than 4000, as long as the actual data, all combined, never totals 4000...? Thanks............ ..dc
I am new to Access and am trying to reduce a dataset I am working with to make it managable for Excel. I have three columns which have three unique parameters and one column with numberical content.
Column A Column B Column C Column D NJ Red Monday 10 NJ Red Tuesday 20 NJ Yellow Wednesday 30 NY Red Monday 35 NY Green Tuesday 40 NY Green Wednesday 60
I want to elimiate column C from the dataset, and sum column D for every unique combination of Column A & Column B. I have figured out how to reduce down the dataset to get a list of all unique combinations of Column A&B,what formula I can use in a query to sum column D on my table for every unique combination of column A&B. This is a simple SUMIF in excel, but my dataset is too large for excel.
I'm still in design phase but I'm going to have more than 30 tables. I know I'm going to have a pretty good number of forms, queries and reports. Should I start preparing for the worst in case this db gets too big? What kind of techiques can I use to make sure that it still runs quickly enough?
I will like to know if access can store a lot of data. I am using a database that was written in access and the database has been in use since like 2004. How long can we still use this database. It is becoming slow and having one or two error messages.
I have created a front end and put into production for my users but I want to reduce the amount of menu bar options they see so someone cant click on a button wondering what it does and mess something up. What is the best way to reduce the amount of options a user sees on the menu bars when they open the front end of the db?
I have a large db. I need something to monitor the size of it. For example the db is saved on a server and used throughout the day. What I need is something to email me an alert when the db reaches 900mbs. Then I can compact and repair the database back down.
I do purge it annually though. Currently it is about 750 mbs.
I am working on something and have to link I think a few thousand tables from a "store bought" database here at work. Is there a limit in regards to access? I know they are just linking but I didnt know if Access gets nutty after a while...
Anyone encounter functionality breakdown due to size or complexity?
Hey guys, Was wondering, what is the recommended maximum size for Access databases? I've heard that for very large databases that oracle is preferred. Would Access be appropriate for something on the scope of 5000 records of roughly 6 text and 2 number fields? Do people ever notice performance effects on databases of that size?
Also are there any ways to help reduce the size of the database? Do you recommend change the default field sizes where appropriate and would this have a noticeable effect on a database of this size? Any other suggestions to help keep the database manageable, and functioning?
I'm basically trying to figure out if there's much to worry about here, before I start importing my data. Thanks.
Hi, I have been given an Access database to maintain and it has some performance issues. I have been looking through this forums for recommendatons regardng size etc but didn't really find anything.
It is all in one file (might consider splitting it..) and it has about 350 forms, 300 database queries, 130 database tables and 200 Macros!! Filesize something around 200 MB.
In one of the forms there is a drop down that when changed refreshes two other dropdowns. I have chyecked the queris used and they are really fast but it still takes at least 6-7 seconds for the 2 dropdowns to reload! I don't know if it is due to the way it is done, the VB code calls a macro that calls a query. Personally I wouldn't have done it like that but there has been about 2 years since I did anything complicated with access..
Or is it the size/complexity of it that makes it slow? Does anyone have experince of a similar system?
I have been posting a lot recently and have greatly appreciated the help. I have just been looking at the size of a ms access project, this is a front end for another database so contains no data (runs as an mde for most). I have made a few modifications using access 2007 including at one point having it in the new file format, this was to fix a bug I was getting that caused a particular crash. I found converting it to 2007 and back cleared the problem.
Anyway the main things I added were an active directory query to enable certain buttons for a limited number of users. Including the VBA reference to do this. I also added a new report that when run in access 2007 (even in 2003 format) allows the new reportview so I can have an onclick event within the report for the user to gather more information which it wouldn't be appropriate to have on the main report.
This has balooned the size from 5mb to 50mb even after a compact and repair. Any suggestions as to possible causes could it really be adding vba references causing that much of an increase. I should say i'm not particularly worried it's ok for it to be that size I just wonder why such a massive difference.
I just got done migrating the tables in my database to a SQL server, I went in and deleted the extra table that was created with the migration manager so all the data in my database is on a SQL Server, For some reason the size of the database is still the same. Why is that?
I even when in and deleted the tables query and forms but the size is still the same, if there some setting that im missing?