access copy and paste issue

crib bar 511 Reputation points
2024-03-08T08:21:54.9866667+00:00

We have a strange intermittent issue in an Access 2016 database application (classic architecture with individual front end per user with links to a central backend database), that prevents users copying text from emails, word docs, xlsx spreadsheets etc and pasting it into any field on any form in the database. It also prevents the copying and pasting text out of the records in the database out to other external files or blank emails etc. Access 2016 is installed on a Citrix XenApp server – this only seems to be an intermittent issue, and doesn’t affect other copy & paste operations in other desktop apps during the same sessions. Any ideas if this could be a specific setting/restriction in the access database/access itself, where I can check to see if that is the problem? Or any other broader windows type restriction?

We have had issues in the past whereby office seems to temporarily forget we have valid office licences and this causes all sorts of peculiar symptoms in office apps including access, but that was mainly around creating & updating records, not copy and paste in/out.

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  1. crib bar 511 Reputation points
    2024-03-08T09:13:01.6066667+00:00

    We have tested control C & control V (keyboard), and also right clicked the text copy and then right click paste - same result.

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  2. Karl Donaubauer 1,646 Reputation points MVP
    2024-03-08T12:42:13.2066667+00:00

    Hi,

    If you are on Windows 11 and in North America you can try if it helps to turn off Suggested Actions . It may seem unrelated, but is a tip by the Microsoft Access team to solve another copy/paste problem in Access.

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    Karl


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