Learn and Apply Best Practices for Microsoft Access

Total Access Analyzer helps you create better, more robust, and faster Access databases with more control and fewer errors!

Winner of Every Best Access Add-In Award Since 1994

Discover why so many Microsoft Access users and developers rely on Total Access Analyzer to deliver great Access solutions for over 25 years!

Total Access Analyzer examines all your database objects to provide extensive documentation, code analysis, object cross-reference, and diagrams with over 400+ presentation-quality reports. It detects 300+ types of errors, suggestions, and performance tips, so you can learn and apply Best Practices to fix problems, improve your design, and speed up your Access applications.

Integrated within Your Access Environment

Open your database and launch Total Access Analyzer from your Add-ins menu:

Microsoft Access Add-in Menu for Total Access Analyzer



  • Ribbon Analysis
  • Data Macro Analysis
  • New Errors and Suggestions
  • 15 New Reports
  • Report name filter
  • SQL Cross-Reference and Validation of Subform References
  • View Explorer Enhancements
  • About Box has Check for Updates
  • Improved User Interface
  • Revised User Manual and Help File
  • And more...

The main menu of Total Access Analyzer appears:

Microsoft Access Database Documentation and Analysis Wizard Main Menu of Total Access Analyzer

From here, you can easily:

  • Create new detailed documentation for your database
  • For previously generated documentation on this or another database:
    • View the results
    • Search for any string across the object properties and code
    • Preview, print, or export reports to file
  • Generate simple "quick" documentation for your objects

Because Total Access Analyzer runs within Access, it leverages the power of Access to document and present the results in Access forms and reports. In many places, it also offers the ability to look at the results and jump into design mode for the current record's object with a single keystroke. This lets you easily examine the results and apply the suggestions.

Database Analysis

Total Access Analyzer performs detailed analysis of your Access database objects individually and as a whole. By examining your entire database, it discovers complex relationships among objects, hidden problems, and even unused objects. Take control of your databases by understanding how they work. Total Access Analyzer not only generates cross-references between your objects, it also creates diagrams of your application and data flow to show multi-level relationships. If you want to understand what's really going on in your database or need to get up-to-speed on databases created by others, Total Access Analyzer is your solution.

Module Analysis with Our Exclusive Code Parser

Total Access Analyzer includes our proprietary Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code parser that understands your module code to generate detailed analysis of your code in modules, classes, and behind forms and reports. Know where each procedure and variable is used. Discover unused code, unreferenced variables (assigned but not used), references to missing objects, variable name conflicts, scoping issues, and much more! Total Access Analyzer pinpoints issues in your code to teach you how to be a better Access/VBA programmer.

Create Better and Faster Access Applications

Total Access Analyzer helps you apply the 'Best Practices' principles that we've learned at FMS. Perform the same analysis on your databases to see what you can improve. For instance, eliminate potential data loss with the field consistency analysis that ensures identically named fields across tables are defined consistently. Find forms with duplicate hotkey letters, reports without a NoData event, unused objects and code, procedures that should be private, short combo boxes, and much more.

Hierarchical diagrams visually reveal how objects reference each other through multiple levels.

Application Flow Diagram

Procedure and event flow for the entire database
Application Flow Diagram

Data Diagram

How data flows from tables into queries, forms, reports, etc.
Data Flow Diagrams

Object Diagram

What objects are referenced by a form, report, or query
Object Flow Diagrams

For detailed analysis and comprehension, select an item and redraw the hierarchy of a single object. The redrawn diagram can be printed from the Documentation Explorer, allowing you to create a report of a single object's diagram.

Documentation Explorer

The documentation results are shown in the powerful Documentation Explorer, that lets you easily browse the most complex Access databases through an intuitive hierarchical treeview. Look at summary and detail information on any documented object:

Microsoft Access Database Documentation Results in Total Access Analyzer's Documentation Explorer

Table Field Dictionary

See all your tables and fields in one list. Easily:

  • See and sort all the fields across all your tables
  • Search by field name
  • Filter by field name and see all the tables that use it
  • Filter by data type to see the tables and fields that use it
  • and much more because the results are in a table displayed as a datasheet

Microsoft Access Documentation of All Tables and Fields in Total Access Analyzer's Documentation Explorer

Property Slices

The power of Total Access Analyzer comes with its ability to show data across all objects. The Property Slice feature lets you choose a property name and see all the objects' values for that property. Simply select a folder and see a property across all the objects like the RecordSource for all forms:

Microsoft Access Property Slices

You can also see property values across all form controls. Similarly, for Tables and Queries, you can choose object level or field/column level properties.

Cross-Reference Where Objects are Used by Other Objects

The XRef tab shows for each object, where it's used throughout your database including references from other objects, macros, and modules. Here you can see each table and what objects and controls are referencing it such queries, RecordSource of forms and reports, RowSource of combo boxes and list boxes, macros, explicit references in VBA code, and lookups in table fields:

Microsoft Access Table Cross-Reference

Examples of cross-referencing other objects include where a query is used, all the forms a form is used as a subform, where macros are invoked, where functions are used across queries, etc.

Issues: Errors, Suggestions and Performance Tips

Errors, Suggestions and Performance tips are displayed in their tabs. By pressing Alt+D, you can open the current object in design mode to examine and make the recommended changes. Check the "Reviewed" box for items you don't want or need to change, so the next time the database is documented, your Reviewed status is preserved. You can even filter on the Reviewed status to see any new issues from your last run.

Microsoft Access Errors, Suggestions, and Performance Tips

Search Your Documentation

You can also search the documented properties, macros, and modules for any word or phrase, to see all the places it's used. The results are presented to you and you can immediately open the current object in Design mode with a keystroke:

Search Microsoft Access Property Values in your Database

Total Access Analyzer contains 400+ reports ranging from top level overviews to individual object details. All the reports can be customized with your headers, footers, and colors so you can deliver professional documentation of your work. Many of the reports can also be filtered and you can define your own batch of reports as a set that can be easily retrieved again.

Microsoft Access Database Documentation Reports

Module Printouts

Total Access Analyzer offers two reports to print your modules. The first is the standard display of your code as is, the second formats your code to indent the logic loops and show brackets around loops and exit arrows from them:

Form and Report Blueprints

Quickly see what each form and report looks like with each control annotated:

Simplify Your Development Efforts

As your databases grow in complexity, they become harder and harder to understand. Total Access Analyzer generates the information you need to maintain control and efficiency.

From simple table structure lists, to field dictionaries (for each field name, see every table containing that field name), to property listings, object cross-reference, flow diagrams, and code printouts, Total Access Analyzer gives you the data and reports you need to manage your systems.

Save Your Reputation: Don't Ship Without Running Total Access Analyzer

Total Access Analyzer provides the most comprehensive Access error detection for your databases. Find errors that can cause your application to crash before you ship!

For instance, a form may have a combo box that references a table or field that was renamed. It will crash when your user opens it. Total Access Analyzer finds these hidden errors.

Think of the time and embarrassment you'll save! Discover why so many organizations run Total Access Analyzer as part of their final quality assurance check before deploying any Access database.

Versions and Availability

Due to the differences between Access versions, there is a separate version of Total Access Analyzer for each version of Access. It can analyze all the database formats that its Access version supports. For instance, if you are using Access 2016, Total Access Analyzer 2016 runs in Access 2016 and supports Access MDBs and ACCDB database formats created with earlier Access versions that can be opened in Access 2016. Note that Access 2013 and 2016 do not support ADPs, so if you want to analyze ADPs, use Total Access Analyzer 2010 or earlier.

The latest version supports Access 2019 and the constantly evolving Access/Office 365 version. As Microsoft introduces new features in Access 365, updates will be required as we release new versions to support it.

Simply choose the Total Access Analyzer version for the MS Access version you are running.

Total Access Analyzer Pricing
by Microsoft Access Version
Microsoft Access Version
Licenses Price 2019/365 2016 2013 2010 2007 2003 2002 2000
Single $299 Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now
5-Seat $899 Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now

Upgrade Between Access Versions

Single $199 Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now
5-Seat $599 Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now

Update to the Latest Release within the Same Version

Update Version 17.1 16.7 15.7 14.7 12.97 11.95 10.8 9.8
Single $149 Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now
5-Seat $449 Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now

Premium Support Subscription

Single $299

More Information

5 Seat $999

Also available as part of

Total Access Ultimate Suite
Total Access Developer Suite

Runtime/Redistributable Version

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Total Access Analyzer is licensed on a per user basis. Each user who runs the program must have a license.
Read the License Agreement for details.

Free Product Catalog from FMS