Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessing system tables, part of Access 2013: Tips & Tricks.
…Access keeps track of everything that happens in…your database through a collection of hidden system tables.…Usually, these are kept far out of reach, but it's interesting to…know that they exist and see how things work under the hood.…Before we do, however, a word of caution.…Messing about with system tables can be dangerous and at…no point should you attempt to modify anything inside of them.…If any changes are made to a system table, it can corrupt your entire database.…With that said, we can reveal the system tables…by right-clicking in the Navigation pane and choosing Navigation Options.…Down on the bottom, we have those two options for Show…Hidden Objects and this one here that says Show System Objects.…
I'll turn both of those on.…When I say OK, our Navigation Pane fills up with a…whole slew of new tables that all start with the MSys prefix.…MSys are all the system tables that are typically hidden by Access.…Let's go through a couple of these and see what they are.…First, I'm going to double-click on this one that says MSysAccessStorage.…
- Creating a kiosk experience
- Hiding the ribbon
- Creating cascading combo boxes
- Working with hidden objects
- Creating a separate back end
- Building a dynamic reporting tool
- Writing custom functions in Visual Basic
- Distributing your application
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating a Start-up Experience
2. Creating Cascading Combo Boxes
3. Working with Hidden Objects
4. Working with Split Databases
Creating a back end3m 44s
5. Creating a Dynamic Reporting Tool
6. Aiding the End User
7. Writing Custom Functions in Visual Basic
8. Distributing Your Application
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