Find and Replace

Know Problems / Bugs

Here is a list of know existing problems or bugs with/in Find and Replace.

  • Linked Tables: Find and Replace does not search in linked tables. This is not a bug but was a deliberate design decision to avoid several potential problems in that context. Searching in linked tables was added in version 1.0.17
  • Out-of-Memory Exception: When searching in very large databases (1000+ objects) you might experience Out-of-Memory exceptions crashing Find and Replace and potentially also Access. This problem was fixed in version 1.0.10 (RTM).
  • Missing results with Turbo Search: Occasionally we get reports that there are existing matches missing in the results when using Turbo Search. – We fixed quite a few incarnations of this problem since version 1.0.11. to 1.1.0. There may be still some exotic situations where this still happens. If you see this, please report to support!

Planned Features

We have quite a few ideas for additional features, but currently only one features is scheduled for Find and Replace.

  • Searching in linked tables: Future versions of Find and Replace will also search in linked tables. – Added in v 1.0.17

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

Q: I installed the Find and Replace but I do see it anywhere in Access. What’s going on?

A: After installing Find and Replace you should see a new Ribbon tab “AccDevTools” when you next start Access. If this Ribbon tab missing there is something wrong with the add-in installation. Read our blog post on add-in loading errors for the solutions to a number of known scenarios causing this problem.

Q: Which languages are available in the Find and Replace user interface?

A: Currently Find and Replace supports English and German. The language can be easily switched on the settings page. If you would like to see another language supported, please let us know.

Q: Which Access Versions are supported by Find and Replace?

A: Currently Microsoft Access 2007 and newer are supported.

More on the Find and Replace FAQ page.

Contact Us

Access Dev Tools Support

You can contact our support team by sending an email or by using the contact form below. You will usually receive a response to your email within two business days.

What to include in a support request?

For us to be able to help you quickly and efficiently, please include the following information in any support request.

  • The product you contact support about and its version number (see about dialog).
  • If you are reporting a problem:
    • What steps made the problem appear?
    • What exactly happens? If there is an error message, what does the message say?
    • What do you expect to happen instead?
  • If you are requesting a feature:
    • Describe the feature.
    • For what scenario would that feature be useful?


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