Access User Groups: Europe (AEU) - Meeting 12 - Feb 2023 : Info / Files

AEU Meeting Date 1 Feb 2023                     Last Updated 5 Feb 2023

We were very fortunate to have this month’s session led by Thomas Möller (MVP 2007-2016). It was used to demonstrate the use of Javascript libraries to build state-of-the-art charts in Access.

Thomas has several websites including and

Charting has long been considered a weakness in Access. The original 'classic charts' in Access date from the 1990s and can be difficult to use
A few years ago, Microsoft gave the charts in Access a facelift. They called it 'Modern Charts'.
In some ways this was a good start, but much more could still have been done to increase the power of Access charts.

In this presentation, Thomas demonstrated:
      •   How to get state-of-the-art charts (based on chart.js) running in Access
      •   The external dependencies and how they can be handled
      •   How the whole feature can be coded elegantly and clearly


Click to download a PDF version of the presentation used in this session:

      Better Access Charts       PDF file - approx 1.3 MB

You can also download the latest release of the example database from Thomas Möller's GitHub site :

      Better Access Charts       ACCDB file - approx 1.6 MB


The meeting was recorded and the video is available on the Access Europe YouTube channel at or you can click below:


Colin Riddington                     Mendip Data Systems                       Last Updated 5 Feb 2023

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