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Free Demos, Sample Databases and Resource Links for Access Relational Database Design

The links below are loosely grouped by general resource type. If you know of another good Access-related website I should include, please let me know about it .


User Groups, Local & Online (Virtual)

Access User Group of San Diego A non-profit organization composed of Microsoft Access users and developers of all stripes. Hosts regular meetings (English). Access User Group of San Diego
Chicago Access Users Group
An independent group of software developers and users of MS Access and related products (English). CAUG
Denver Area Access Users Group
Help Microsoft Access users get the most from Microsoft's Office database product (English). DAAUG
Portland MS Access User Group
The Portland Access User Group (PAUG), for MS Access Users, Developers, and Consultants. Monthly meetings. Sponsors of the world famous PAUG Conference in Silver Falls, OR (English). Jack Stockton
Seattle Access Group & Pacific Northwest Access Developer Group
Your source for meeting information, newsletters and presentation content (English). Teresa Hennig
Virtual Access User Groups (Online only)
Bringing together people who wish to learn more about Access. VAUGs meet online throughout the month. It's free to attend any of them (English, Español). Juan Soto

Commercial Software Tool Vendors

Access SQL Editor
Access SQL Editor is an add-in for Microsoft Access with syntax highlighting, etc. (English). Field Effect, LLC
EverythingAccess.com
EverythingAccess.com offers great MS Access tools and a database recovery service for corrupted mdb/accdb files. EverythingAcces also recovers VBA from mde/accdes. This service requires proof of ownership (English). Wayne Phillips
FMS, Inc.
Microsoft Access, SQL Server, and Visual Studio .NET Products and Services. FMS occupies a unique position in professional MS Access tools for developers (English). Luke Chung
Gunter Avenius Ribbon Creator
Custom Ribbon Designer for Office Apps. THE best tools for creating custom Office ribbons (German, English, others). Gunter Avenius
Mendip Data Systems
Commercial Tools built with Microsoft Access. Colin Riddington
MZ Tools
MZ-Tools is an Office Add-in which makes developing in VBA easier and faster. Well worth the license cost (English, Spanish). Carlos Quintero
Peter's Software (Products & Downloads)
Helping you create better Microsoft Access applications. Offerings include KeyedAccess, an addin to enforce your licenses in Access-based products you sell (English). Peter De Baets
Power Access
PowerAccess includes Tools Add-in, Templates and VBA Framework for working with managed code in Access (English). Dan Morehead
Rick Fisher Consulting
The definite tool for deep searches throughout an mdb or accdb. I love Find & Replace, but the developer no longer supports it. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK (English). Rick Fisher
V-Tools
Wizard or add-in for Access 97, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016. Great tool to speed Access development (Française, English). skrol29

Code Downloads, Tips & Tricks, Demo Databases

Access Diva
The difficult I do immediately, the impossible takes a little bit longer. Code Samples & Tips (English). Gina Whipp
Allen Browne's Database and Training
Free Access Tips and code samples. A "Go-To" site by one of the pioneers in Access development (English). Allen Browne
Brent Spaulding's Find and Replace
Search and Replace Tool. Find objects in your application containing any string (English). Brent Spaulding
BTAB Development
Microsoft Access quick tutorials, code snippets, and more. Previously owned by Bob Larson, now supported by Access Experts (English). IT Impact (Bob Larson, Juan Soto)
Codekabinett - Access, VBA & Co.
A growing collection of articles about Access, VBA and SQL programming by a German Access MVP (German, English). Phillip Steifel
Conrad Systems Development
Code Samples and Demos, Crucial Resources For Access Developers. Jeff Conrad is now at Microsoft working to improve Office documentation (English). Jeff Conrad
Data Management Solutions
A relatively informal collection of resources related to the use of Microsoft Access. (English). Steve Schapel
Database Development (Sample Code)
Specialising in creating Microsoft database technology solutions (English). Leigh Purvis
DataGnostics (Tips and Tricks)
An independent consulting firm dedicated to solving your problems, large or small (English). Dirk Goldar
DataStrat Data Strategies
Arvin Meyer's Download Page supports older versions of MS Access (97 to 2003) (English). Arvin Meyer
DEVelopers HUT
Aggregator of information on Bugs reported in Windows and Access. Code samples for Advanced MS Access development tasks (English, French). Daniel Pineault
Doug's pathetic Microsoft Access Page
Links to Doug's favorite resources, Code Samples from Doug Steele, former Access MVP (English). Doug Steele
Hook'D on Access
Access Tips, Code Samples, Articles and Links. Quality examples and samples (older versions emphasized). (English). Duane Hookom
J Street Technology (Access Support Side)
Free downloads for our fellow [Access] developers. These are the standard tools J Street uses for their own client development and shared with the community (English). Armen Stein
Ken Sheridan's Sample dbs
Ken Sheridan offers nearly 90 sample databases illustrating solutions to common problems faced by new developers. Every new Access developer needs these examples (English). Ken Sheridan
La Web de Access del Búho
"The Owl's Nest" for Access. Access samples and demos by a Spanish speaking Access MVP (Spanish). Francisco Javier Garcia Aguado
Organisation der Datenbankentwickler e.V
Access code samples created and offered by German Access Developers (German). German MS Access Group
Point Limited (Downloads)
Microsoft Access Tips and Tricks, code samples, downloads, including Language translator for multiple languages (English). Alex Dybenko
Roger's Access Library
Roger Carlson's Blog and Sample Code. Roger's demos & samples are among the most frequently downloaded Access samples on the web (English). Roger Carlson
Sandra Daigle
Sandra Daigle's Microsoft Access Database Samples. A smaller collection of solid Access demos and sample mdbs (English). Sandra Daigle
Stephen Lebans
World Class Custom UI Code. If you need something that Access "just can't do", try Lebans site. It just might be here. He's retired, but the site is still active (English). Stephen Lebans
Strive 4 Peace on Access MVP Site
Popular Access Basics Book, Training, Consulting and downloads (English). Crystal Long
The Access Web
One of the foundation Access code sample sites. Everything here comes from Access 97 through 2000, but most of it is applicable to later versions as well (English). Arvin Meyer and Felix Kasza
The DB Guy
Code samples, demo databases, articles and insight from a long-time Access MVP (English). The DB Guy
The Smiley Coder
Blog posts, articles, code samples for Access created by a long time Access MVP (English, Danish). Anders Ebro Christensen
Trigeminal Software, Inc.
The late Michael Kaplan was at Microsoft at the beginning of MS Access™. His insights are essential for any serious Access developer (English). Michael Kaplan Estate
Utilidades Access
Code samples and demos for Access. Annual Access conference for Spanish speakers in Madrid (Spanish). José Bengoechea Ibaceta

Forums and Newsgroups

Access (World) Forums
Help Forum dedicated to Microsoft Access (English). Access Forums
Bill Jelen's MrExcel.com
Publisher of my first book, "Grover Park George On Access". MrExcel.com Includes a small Access forum (English). Bill Jelen
donkarl MS Access Forum
Access Forum (German, Italian). Karl Donaubauer
Eileen's Lounge
Eileen's Lounge is a friendly discussion board running without any ads since January 24, 2010 (English). Hans Vogelaar
Experts Exchange
Forums on multiple software topics, including Microsoft Access (English). Experts Exchange
Microsoft Answers
Microsoft's own Help Forum for Access and other Office applications (English, other languages). Microsoft
Utter Access
Utter Access is the Best Access Forum on the internet, if I do say so myself. (I'm on the admin team). Founded by Gord Hubbell, now run by former Access MVP Jack Leach (English). Jack Leach

Consultants for Hire

Access Experts Software Solutions Consultant)
We develop custom database solutions that are truly miraculous (English, Español). Juan Soto
Accessible Data Solutions
Get The Database You Need For Fast Accurate Data Management. Scott Walker (founder)
Data Dynamics NW
Database development based on the client's needs and state-of-the-art technology (English). Teresa Hennig
Database Development (Consulting)
Specialising in creating Microsoft database technology solutions. Based in the UK. (English). Leigh Purvis
DataGnostics (Consulting)
An independent consulting firm dedicated to solving your problems, large or small. Small collection of Access Tips (English). Dirk Goldar
HCS Consulting Group (Consulting)
We make Complex Systems simple. (English). Albert Kallal
IntuiDev IT-solutions
Development of individually tailored business-solutions (English, German). Olaf Rabbachin
IT Impact
Access With SQL Server Experts with Business Expertise (English, Spanish). Juan Soto
J Street Technology (Consulting Side)
We may be some of the most seasoned, business-savvy application developers you’ll ever meet. Armen Stein
John Viescas Consulting (Consultant)
If you’re at all interested in Microsoft Access or SQL Server, this is the place to be (English). John Viescas
Point Limited (Development)
Developers of Business application solutions and Programming support tools focusing on MS Access, VB and web development. (Russian, English). Alex Dybenko
Tigeronomy Software
Consulting services including MS Access database design (English). John Mishefske
Todo Access (Consulting)
El Mundo de Access en Español. Access demos and sample code (Spanish). Ángel Pérez Díaz

Other Resources for Access Developers

Access Diva's Blog
The difficult I do immediately, the impossible takes a little bit longer (English). Gina Whipp
Access Experts Software Solutions (Blog & Podcasts)
Blog published by Access Experts (English). Juan Soto
Access Freak
An introduction to new features added in Microsoft® Access 2007 (English). Oliver Stohr
Access Hosting
Access Databases on the Web. Access Hosting provides a variety of services interested in web enabling their database tools (English). Access Hosting LLC
Excel Nova
Primary Focus on Excel with additional Access Links (German). Lukas Rohr
Granite Consulting
Tony Toewes' Access Resources and Auto FE Updater tool. Resources emphasize older (pre 2007) versions of Access(English). Tony Toewes
HCS Consulting Group (Resources and Articles)
Articles and discussions of basic, important Access concepts (English). Albert Kallal
John Viescas Consulting (Tips)
If you’re at all interested in Microsoft Access or SQL Server, this is the place to be. (English). John Viescas
Ken's ACCESS Tips, Code Snippets, and Other ACCESS "Things"
ACCESS Tips, Code Snippets, and Other ACCESS Resources. Mostly based on older versions of Access, solid stuff for all Access development (English). Ken Snell
Mendip Data Systems
Access Articles, including some important discussions of Access security (English). Colin Riddington
MS Access Links
MS Access Links is a crowdsourced repository of curated Microsoft Access links. High level Access tools (English). Kevin Bell
Peter's Software (Blog)
Microsoft Access developer blog. Tips, code, what I'm working on, etc… (English). Peter De Baets
Tom Wickerath's Page at AccessMVP.com
Articles and links on Access from former Access MVP. Mostly older versions of Access, but relevant to all versions (English). Tom Wickerath
vb123.com
Free support and help for MS Access users around the world. The entire catalog of downloadable "Smart Access" articles is available here in PDF format (including one of mine) (English). ITImpact (Garry Robinson)
Yaccess - The Access Portal
Curated list of links to Access related sites and conferences(German, English). Raphael Hein

Access Conferences and Events

Access Day Redmond
English Language Access Conferences timed to coincide with the annual MS MVP Summit. Top presenters spend a day sharing expertise and experience (English). Armen Stein
Access DevCon Vienna
English Language Access Conferences in Austria. Karl Donaubauer brings together dozens of European Access developers to share knowledge, experience and a glorious location (English). Karl Donaubauer
Access User Group National Seminar
A great one day line-up of Access presentations featuring key speakers from the UK (English). UK Access User Group
donkarl MS Access Conferences
Access Conferences in German and Italian. Held at various times in different countries, Karl's Access conferences bring dozens of top developers together (German, English, Italian). Karl Donaubauer
Portland MS Access User Group Conference
Annual PAUG Database Designer Conference in Silver Falls, Oregon. Top Access developers from around the world converge to share knowledge and socialize in a unique location (English). Jack Stockton

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