Access Size

Dec 20, 2007

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.

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Large Field Size = Larger Overall Database Size?

Aug 29, 2005

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...?

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Access Size

May 20, 2005

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?



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Size Of Access DB

Mar 26, 2007

Hi there..

we have one access database with size about 600mb and 1 million rows in one table.My concern is is it bad to have so much data in access database. If so what is the possible solution for that.


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Access Size

Aug 20, 2004

How big can an Access database be without having problems with it? How many records will it actually accept?


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How To Reduce The Size Of The MS Access

Oct 4, 2005


I have one problem.

If I create many many tables, then delete them, then create new tables, so on. The size of the MS Access file will become large.

So, how can I reduce the size of the file? Even though I delete the tables, the size will NOT become less, so how to reduce the size of the file?

Please let me know, thanks a lot. Thanks.

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Monitoring Access DB Size

Apr 6, 2006

Hello all.

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.

Any thoughts, please let me know. Thanks much.

Using Access 97, 2000, and 2002.

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Maximum Access Size

Oct 3, 2006

We have a database in Access 97 which is 0.8GB.

Can anyone tell me:
a) The maximum storage capacity.
b) What will happen when it reaches that size!

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Does Access Have A Size Limit?

Apr 3, 2007


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?


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Access Is Too Big! How To Reduce Size?

Dec 7, 2005

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?



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Access Database Size Limits?

Sep 30, 2005

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.

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Optimize An Access Application Size

Jan 1, 2008

Hello everyone,

I've just finished my access application, but its size is 4 Mb. I expect that it will be much bigger once users begin to add records.

What is the best way in Access to keep the size of the file as small as possible?

Many thanks in advance,

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Access System Size Recommendations

Jan 3, 2008

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?

Thanks /H

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Increased Size Of Access Front End

Jan 25, 2008

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.

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Access Database Size Issue

Apr 5, 2008

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?


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Anyone Have A Guess As Access 12 Size Limitations?

Apr 21, 2006

I've got a database that is about to blowup with Access' 2GB limit. Just wondering if I should wait for Access 12.

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Access Calender Size Problem

Dec 12, 2006

Im Making a Room Booking System for Our Meeting room,

there is only one room, so its easy to use the Calender(MSCAL.Calendar.7)value to pull a query for whats happening on anyone day, this also allows to add new entries,

my problem is Ive writting it in MSA2003,

and my main user is in 2000, when she opens the form with the calender on it the fonts are all reset to 1.5 in size,

and this is not useable,

has anyone seen this before or had something similar,
I thought Id just use VBA to reset the font sizes in the Form_open routine, but I cannot get VB to Access those properties of the calender,

so Im a little Stumped.

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Access Database File Size

Jan 23, 2007

I had a massive Access file of almost a GB in size. and I deleted all records off the tables hoping it would shrink and my purpose was to have the tables alone in their structures. However despite deleting all records, the database file size seems to stay the same. anybody knows why this is so? I don't think we can "commit" changes to databases done in access as it is done in other databases. anybody knows why this is so?

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Open MS Access Window In A Certain Position And Size

Nov 27, 2006


I would like to open the MS Access Window in a certain position and size.

Somehow similar to open a form when using:
- to set the position and size:

Private Sub Form_Load()
Form.Move Left:=11500, Top:=6500, Width:=7000, Height:=6000
End Sub

I would like to open the MS Access Window within the screen area at a certain location, and having a certain size.
Is there any option in the Access Menu, or I can write some code, and where has to be written, so when I double click on the *.mdb file, the MS Access Window will open where I want and the size I want.

Thank you.

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General :: Is It Possible To Get File Size Of Access Objects

Feb 24, 2014

Is it possible (using the menu or VBA code) to find out the size of the objects in an Access database file?For example if the .accdb file is 300Mb, is there any way of comparing the size of the numerous tables/forms/reports/queries etc, that make up the database?(I know that if I created a new access file and imported the objects from the working database that could give an indication but that would be quite a repetitive process).

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General :: How To Set Size For PDF File To Open Through Access

Apr 3, 2014

when I open a pdf through access weather it is by hyperlink or attachment it always opens the full size of my monitor, if I open a pdf outside access then they open ok , how do I set the size that access opens the pdf the size I want.

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Access Stop From Increasing Size Of A Key Field

Jul 24, 2013

Access stops me from increasing the size of a key field

Table tTrades
. Key field: idTrade: auto-number
. Field: Code: Text 10 characters

Table tData
. Key field: Code: Text 10 characters

I get an error message when I try to change either of these Code fields from size 10 to 16 characters

Error message - you cannot change the data type of field size. It is part of one or more relationships. Te change the data type of this field, first delete its relationships in the relationships window.

I deleted all relationships in the relationships window. But I still get the same error message.

If I click on relationship window > "All realtionships", Access reproduces all my relationships in the relationship window. Somehow it knows them. I deleted them all again and saved. But I still get the same error message.

I have a form ftTrades which generates automatically when I click on table tTrade and create a form.

I deleted this form ftTrades. But I still get the same error message.

How I can increase the size of this field.

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Access 2010 - Changing Size Of Report

Aug 16, 2015

I created a report from a query and there is many fields therefore it made the report 22" wide. I rearranged the fields with in 8" but in the property field when I put 8 in there it does not change and it goes right back to 22". in print preview there are 6 pages and only 3 with info showing the other 3 are the extra width of the report.

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Size Of Access Database Grows After Preview Of Report

Feb 13, 2008


I really need help with this. I have a database that is quite large and is accessed through VPN. When I shrink and compact the database it goes to a respectable size. But over time everytime a report is previewed the size of the database grows. Or every access it grows to double its size in no time at all.

Any ideas... on what would make it grow and how to stop it.

Thanks it is appreciated.

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File Size Of Access Databse Decreases? Random

Feb 14, 2008

I have been using access 2003 at my work place.

When I bring back my access 2003 project from work back home, i open the project at home, I am using access 2002 or 2000 format.

Then I notice if I save a copy of my work using access 2002, while initially using an access 2003 database, the file size decresaseas dramatically, from like 3mb to 800 kb?

any reason why?

No data seems 2 be lost.


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Tables :: Access 2010 - How To Display Table Size

May 14, 2013

Is there a way to display the size of the tables? I am using Access 2010.

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