Access 2000 For Windows

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Being a normal human being, you probably have work to do. In fact, you may have lots of work piled precariously around your office or even stretching onto the Internet. Someone, possibly your boss, suggested that Access 2000 may help you get more done in less time, eliminate the piles, and generally make the safety inspector happy.

But if you’re confused instead of organized, befuddled instead of productive, or just completely lost on the whole...

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Overview

Being a normal human being, you probably have work to do. In fact, you may have lots of work piled precariously around your office or even stretching onto the Internet. Someone, possibly your boss, suggested that Access 2000 may help you get more done in less time, eliminate the piles, and generally make the safety inspector happy.

But if you’re confused instead of organized, befuddled instead of productive, or just completely lost on the whole database thing, Access 2000 For Windows For Dummies is the book for you.

You don't need to be a nerd to get the most out of Access 2000 For Windows For Dummies. If you know the basics of Windows 95, 98, or NT (whichever one you use) and have a desire to work with databases, you're ready to go. Everything you need to know is right here, just waiting for you to read it.

Each part of Access 2000 For Windows For Dummies covers a general topic of Access 2000. Right off the bat, this book answers the lyrical question “It’s a data-what?” By starting with an overview of both database concepts in general and Access 2000 in particular, this book provides the information you need to make sense of the whole database concept. You'll also gain insight into

  • Solving problems with Access 2000
  • Designing, building, using, changing, and generally coexisting in the same room with Access 2000 tables
  • Using the Access 200 queries to unearth the answers you know are hiding somewhere in your data
  • Committing your database to paper
  • Doing stuff faster and seeking assistance from the wizards. You'll even venture into a bit of programming

Now nothing’s left to hold you back from the wonders of Access 2000. Cleave tightly to Access 2000 For Windows For Dummies, consign the Microsoft manuals to a suitable dark hole, and dive into Access 2000.

Bon Voyage!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764504440
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kaufeld runs Access Systems, a computer consulting firm. He is also the author of Games Online For Dummies® and the bestselling America Online For Dummies®.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Which Came First: The Data or the Base?

Chapter 1: The 37-Minute Overview.

Chapter 2: Finding Your Way Around like a Native.

Chapter 3: Calling the Online St. Bernard and Other Forms ofHelp.

PART II: Truly Tempting Tables.

Chapter 4: Designing and Building a Home for Your Data.

Chapter 5: Relationships, Keys, and Indexes (And Why You Really DoCare).

Chapter 6: New Data, Old Data, and Data in Need of Repair.

Chapter 7: Making Your Table Think with Formats, Masks, andValidations.

Chapter 8: Making Your Datasheets Dance.

Chapter 9: Table Remodeling Tips for the Do-It-Yourselfer.

PART III: Finding the Ultimate Answer to Everything (Well, NotEverything).

Chapter 10: Quick Searches: Find, Filter, and Sort.

Chapter 11: Pose a Simple Query, Get 10,000 Answers.

Chapter 12: Searching a Slew of Tables.

Chapter 13: Lions AND Bears OR Tigers? Oh, My!

Chapter 14: Teaching Queries to Think and Count.

Chapter 15: Calculating Your Way to Fame and Fortune.

Chapter 16: Automated Editing for Big Changes.

PART IV: Turning Your Table into a Book.

Chapter 17: AutoReport: Like the Model-T, It's Clunky but ItRuns.

Chapter 18: Wizardly Help with Labels, Charts, and MultilevelReports.

Chapter 19: It's Amazing What a Little Formatting Can Do.

Chapter 20: Headers and Footers for Groups, Pages, and Even (Egad)Whole Reports.

PART V: Wizards, Forms, and Other Mystical Stuff.

Chapter 21: Spinning Your Data into (And onto) the Web.

Chapter 22: Making Forms That Look Cool and Work Great.

Chapter 23: If Love Is Universal, Why Can't I Export to It?

Chapter 24: The Analyzer: Your Data's Dr. Freud, Dr. Watson, andDr. Jekyll.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Ten Timesaving Keyboard Shortcuts.

Chapter 26: Ten Common Crises and How to Survive Them.

Chapter 27: Ten Tips from the Database Nerds.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2001

    Not very informative

    I needed information on form creation and the use of the buttons/controls for forms. Nothing in the book of use to me. I will be purchasing another book for this. Will not and could not recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2000

    It's Weak!

    I had a problem with an SQL query involving joins. According to the index for this book, this book doesn't even cover joins! I about talked myself into believing that Access doesn't support joins, but Access' online help does explain using wizzards to do joins (which this book does not even mention). I needed to do my work in SQL, so the on line help didn't give me an answer, just encouragement. Finally I discoved that I had used a two-word field name, which Access supports, but which SQL does not. When I changed the field name to one word, the SQL query worked perfectly. I buy these books as resources to allow me to avoid spending an entire day with a simple syntax problem like this. 'Access 2000 for Dummies' failed miserably in it's mission. (And it's not as funny as Kaulfield thinks it is, either...).

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