Ticket Auction Manager

Ticket Auction Manager is a project that I work on for an annual Theme Basket Auction I help out at for my local SPCA. The current version features highly optimized VBA code on the front end especially for entering ticket buyers’ names and phone numbers. I currently have it on GitHub with the link below:

Github Link

Some documentation is below:


For the backend, you can either use Access’s built in DB engine with the version marked “Standalone” if you only need to enter from one computer at a time. Or you can connect it to an ODBC data source by naming the machine data source, in Windows’ ODBC Data Sources command applet. I have throughly tested it with a MariaDB backend mapped through ODBC with up to three volunteers entering data at one time.

By default the “Connected” version looks for the ODBC data source named “tam”.


I have a videos where I show how to use it, and another where I show how to setup the connected version of it. They are linked below:

Precompiled Releases

If you prefer not to download the source file and installer script and manage dependencies for yourself, I have compiled ACCDE versions of the front-end as well as an installer for the backend, which will work for MySQL or MariaDB. Those are available below:

Future Python version

I’m making another page for it, but I have been working on a Python-only version of it so that individuals who don’t like using Microsoft products will have an option. To be fair, it may not be as polished as this Access version.

Last Modified: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 4:30PM

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