Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Office 365 Error- Access Services reports are not enabled.

I have long been sceptical about running custom SharePoint sites on Office 365, but I thought as its maturing I'd give it another bash.

I needed to store a list of contacts and other meta data, so I thought I'd add a "Contact Web" subsite.  This is actually an access database that is hosted in Sharepoint.  Very clever I thought, but so near and yet so far.....

The default Address book view allows you to add and edit contacts, however in the Note portion you get a correlation error saying "Access Services reports are not enabled. To view the report, open the report in the Access client." - not very helpful.  If you try to go to the Report Center tab you get the same issue.

Apparently the reason is that Office 365 hasnt turned on access services !    So the Contact Web subsite that that Office 365 allows you to create isnt fully supported by Office 365 !!

Come on Microsoft, either offer full access services or handle your errors properly and dont offer a site template you cant support.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2632471

Error- Access Services reports are not enabled. To view the report, open the report in the Access client. - Office Professional Plus developer - Office 365 - Microsoft Office 365 Community

2 comments:

patricia metzger said...

I agree. Microsoft should fully suport at least basic ACCESS features. Reports, Forms, and especially parameter queries. I tried getting around the "Access Services reports are not enabled" by basing a form, rather than a report on my query.

This still didn't work. Why? Because my query is a parameter query. Arghh. I received a message stating "Required Parameter not supplied".

patricia metzger said...

I agree. Microsoft should fully suport at least basic ACCESS features. Reports, Forms, and especially parameter queries. I tried getting around the "Access Services reports are not enabled" by basing a form, rather than a report on my query.

This still didn't work. Why? Because my query is a parameter query. Arghh. I received a message stating "Required Parameter not supplied" Frustrating.