Microsoft Access gets highly requested Large Number feature

By: Costea Lestoc
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People depend on software developers not looking too closely into numbers when it comes to bringing updates to their products. This even goes for Microsoft Access users that, although a considerably fewer number than Word or PowerPoint users, hope to see updates come to their service just the same.

Microsoft listened and now delivers

Their wish has become reality thanks to a new update from Microsoft which will prove very important. This will surely be exciting for many, as this particular feature has been requested often. The feature in question is called Large Number (BigInt) and it is a data type. Since BigInt is the primary leverage for sources which provide data, it was criticareceivingceive updates that would allow for improved writing and reading of said data. That is now coming to Access 2016 and users are stoked.

There are new features available in Access

Here are the features that have been brought by the new update, in more detail:

Users can now get increased volumes of data thanks to the support for Large Number and the increased analytical potential of the service. BigInt fields can now be added to local tables, regardless of said local table is in the process of being created or just edited.

The ability to utilize Large Number and make use of its specific format can be triggered at will, according to Microsoft. What this means is that users will be able to turn the feature on or off depending on what they need to achieve at any given point. That is great news as the new update no longer implies that users have to get adjusted to a new way of doing things, but rather just have an extra option available. The latter is always better since it gives users more control over both workflow and actual content.

Office Insiders will get the first glimpse of the new feature before it will be shipped to Office 365 subscribers where it will become an integral part of the Access platform.

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