From the Back Cover
If Access 2003 can do it, you can do it too... Databases can be complex. Thats why you need the expert guidance in this comprehensive reference manual to help you harness their power with a solid understanding of database purpose, construction, and application. If this is your first encounter with Access, youll appreciate the thorough attention to database fundamentals and terminology. If youre familiar with earlier versions, you can jump right into Access 2003 enhancements like wider use of XML and Web services. Inside, youll find complete coverage of Access 2003 Create tables, manipulate datasheets, and work with multiple tables Understand the seven database objects and design systems objects Apply the seven–step design method to build databases tailored to your needs Build forms with wizards, create bound and unbound forms, and add data validation Learn how to use Visual Basic® and the VBA Editor to automate Access applications Use XML to create basic and advanced Data Access Pages Automate query parameters, create functions and subroutines, and add programmed error routines Exchange data with Word, Excel, PowerPoint®, and other Office applications Bonus CD–ROM and companion Web site! All source code from the book as well as a complete working example Exclusive Office 2003 Super Bible eBook, with more than 500 pages of information about how Microsoft Office components work together Bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo, and evaluation programs that work with or enhance Microsoft Office Searchable eBook version of Access 2003 Bible An easy–to–use interface that allows you to browse and install everything on the CD
About the Author
Cary N. Prague is an internationally best–selling author and lecturer in the database industry. He owns Database Creations, Inc., the world’s largest Microsoft Access add–on company. Their products include a line of financial software; Business! For Microsoft Office, a mid–range accounting system, POSitively Business! Point of Sale software, the Inventory Barcode manager for mobile data collection, and the Check Writer and General Ledger. Database Creations also produces a line of developer tools including the appBuilder, an application generator for Microsoft Access, the EZ Access Developer Tools for building great user interfaces, appWatcher for maintaining code bases among several developers, and Surgical Strike, the only Patch Manager for Microsoft Access. Cary also owns Database Creations Consulting, LLC., a successful consulting firm specializing in Microsoft Access and SQL Server applications. Local and national clients include many Fortune 100 companies including manufacturers, defense contractors, insurance, health–care, and software industry companies. His client list includes Microsoft, United Technologies, ABB, Smith & Wesson Firearms, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, ProHealth, OfficeMax, Continental Airlines, and other Fortune 500 companies. Michael R. Irwin is considered one of the leading authorities on automated database and Internet management systems today. He is a noted worldwide lecturer, a winner of national and international awards, best–selling author, and developer of client/server, Internet, Intranet, and PC–based database management systems. Michael has extensive database knowledge, gained by working with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. as a developer and analyst for the Information Systems Division for over 20 years and assorted Federal Agencies of the United States Government. Since retiring in June 1992, he runs his own consulting firm, named The Irwin Group, and is principal partner in the company – IT in Asia, LLC, specializing in Internet database integration and emphasizing Client/Server and net solutions. With consulting offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bangkok, Thailand, and Manila, Philippines, his companies offer training and development of Internet and database applications. His company has the distinction of being one of the first Microsoft Solution’s Providers (in 1992). His local, national, and international clients include many software companies, manufacturers, government agencies, and international companies. Jennifer Reardon is considered a leading developer of custom database applications. She has over ten years’ experience developing client/server and PC–based applications. She has accumulated much of her application development experience working as lead developer for Database Creations. She has partnered with Cary Prague developing applications for many Fortune 500 companies. Her most significant projects include a spare parts inventory control system for Pratt & Whitney’s F22 program, an engineering specifications system for ABBCombustion Engineering, and an emergency event tracking system for the State of Connecticut. She was also the lead developer of many of the Database Creations add–on software products including Business, Yes! I Can Run My Business, Check Writer, and the User Interface Construction Kit.