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List Ascii Codes for All Characters in a Value

When manually copying data from a document and pasting into a Microsoft Access data entry form, it is possible to accidentally include unwanted characters, like Tab or other hidden characters.  This may make the data hard to retrieve in a query, and a Find or Search...

Get a list of form controls sorted by tab order

When you iterate through a collection of controls in a Microsoft Access form, the order of the list of controls that you end up with may not be sorted as you expect. Rather than being sorted by the tab index, the list will be sorted by the order in which the controls were drawn on the form. You can manually change the order by using the Bring to Front or Send to Back buttons on the ribbon when the form is in design view. Or you can create your own collection of the form controls that is sorted using the tab order. The VBA function below uses a two-step process to create that collection.

Determine if a value is in a VBA array

This function will return a True if a particular value is found in an array.  It works with one-dimension arrays only. For example, if astrCity is an array, you could check for the value Chicago like this: If InArray(astrCity, “Chicago”) Then ' Run logic here. End If...


Some operating systems block files that come from other computers. If you cannot get a downloaded file to work properly, right-click over the file, select the Properties option, and then click the Unblock button at the bottom of the General tab.


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