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Access Solutions: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets from Microsoft Access MVPs by [Meyer, Arvin, Steele, Douglas J.]
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From the Back Cover

If you use Access, you need this book

This is not another book about how Access works or how to design databases. It′s a collection of real solutions to real–world database problems faced by every Access user and developer. If you do anything more with Access than make a simple list, you′ll benefit from the wisdom these experts have gathered in more than a decade of assisting Access developers and users.

If you want practical solutions that achieve proven results, this is your book.

  • Simulate drag and drop in Access forms

  • Dynamically change sort order of a report

  • Create tables for SharePoint® applications

  • Do high–speed lookups

  • Implement Soundex in Access

  • Use ActiveX® controls in Access

  • Create reports that summarize data graphically

  • Add custom control types to Access forms

Companion website

Visit the Wiley companion website at www.wiley.com/go/accesssolutions to download all the code samples in this book.

Coverage

Solutions included in this book work with Access 2010 and prior versions.

About the Author

Arvin Meyer is Chief Database Architect at Data Strategies and a 10–year Microsoft MVP. He also performs Webmaster duties for The Access Web (www.mvps.org/access), the major Access FAQ resource in the world with over 35,000 hits daily. He is one of the technical editors of Microsoft Access Small Business Solutions, published by Wiley.

Douglas J. Steele has been an Access MVP since 1999. He has written about Access for Smart Access magazine, Advisor Media, and Database Journal, and is technical editor for the Access 2010 Bible, published by Wiley.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10625 KB
  • Print Length: 578 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470591684
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (14 Sept. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043M4ZNY
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing code examples 19 April 2011
By John V. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book is broken into 43 "tips," but it contains much much more than just 43 individual bits of code. Each of the eight parts is chock-a-block full of code to help you work with Tables, Queries, Forms, Reports, do magic stuff in VBA, automate Active-X controls, working with the Web, and a host of useful Utilities. Chapter 24 - Useful Functions - alone is the worth the price of admission. Sadly, the book doesn't include a CD, but there is a link to any of the sample files:[...]. Direct link to the samples is: [...] I suppose you could just download the samples and try to figure out how to use them, but you really need the book to explain the code and its uses. This book is a fabulous collection of solutions and should be in every serious Access developer's library.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The content is great - the Kindle edition, not so much 16 Mar. 2012
By HockeyGal7 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
First let me qualify "great content" - as a casual Access user who is very familiar with Excel VBA, I found the tips to be well written, logical and useful. It is not a book I will read cover to cover to learn about Access but rather use for specific solutions on current projects. For me, the content is applicable to my level - a seasoned developer on the other hand may not find much to augment their repertoire. However, I do wish I had purchased the hard copy rather than the Kindle edition. In the e-edition, the chapter titles do not appear. So even though I know that Part I deals with tables, I do not know what each chapter deals with. The table of contents is linked to the chapters so if you touch a chapter you will go directly to it. That's nice but I'd like to know where I'm going first. This hunt and peck method is supremely frustrating and takes away from a great resource. If you are working on your computer and using your tablet to reference the book, you can open up the Wiley site and browse the contents. Again though, this is a workaround and in my opinion a poor substitute for what should have been provided in the first place. Also, some of the figures and snapshots do not appear crisp nor scale well so the detail you need to see is lost. So...content - great; Kindle edition - skip. IMO.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 16 April 2011
By mgonka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Excellent book! Very easy to follow and well organized. It has been a HUGE help with designing my Access database project. This book teaches you many things that basic Access books don't even touch upon. The sections on Cascading Combo Boxes and Paired List Boxes helped me to significantly improve my project (and my knowledge). Elegant solutions to common problems. The best part - all the code is available to the reader. Hope to see a second book!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 20 Mar. 2013
By M. Field - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Some really great stuff here that you wont find in other Access Books. You can tell this was written by people who actually USE Access and not instructors. Good Buy. Not for the Beginner though.
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful ideas and code 24 Oct. 2013
By David Holladay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have a fairly large library of books on programming in VBA for MSAccess, MSExcel, MSWord and many, many other programming books on a variety of other topics. One of the unique and useful aspects of this book is that it addresses specific issues, tasks or problems and does so with interesting solutions and code. The format and layout of each solution is, for me, a bit unwieldy. It seems every publisher (Wrox, O'Reilly, Wiley) has adopted a different format for the presentation and discussion of code as it relates to a given solution and that difference requires a bit of "translation" between publishers and takes some getting used to when switching between publishers -- so maybe it's just me...
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