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Harness the full power of Access using VBA programming

Expand the range of your Access proficiency with VBA programming using this guide designed specifically for Access power users. With the provided online sample database, learn VBA fundamentals, then discover how to connect Access and VBA through ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and how to extract, manipulate, and retrieve data using SQL queries. Benefit from expert advice on error handling, get the most out of forms, reports, and tables, and save time with VBA coding and debugging tips. From the basics to advanced techniques, this comprehensive treatment provides you with the information you need to produce the exact results you desire.

  • Call up forms and reports using VBA
  • Build dynamic Data Access Pages
  • Program and assign record data sources to forms and reports
  • Create objects and learn how to reference them
  • Learn the fundamentals of SQL and how to use it in VBA
  • Understand the ADO object model and its components
  • Use modules, declare variables, build looping and decision structures, use procedures and functions, and build arrays
  • Generate recordsets based on dynamic criteria
  • Use Office menus and toolbars to invoke your code
  • Develop applications that multiple users can run at the same time

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Charles E. Brown has taught VBA programming to many beginner programmers, and has produced VBA code for Swiss Bank


the US government, NASA, and Price Waterhouse Accounting. Ron Petrusha is a computer book author and editor with over 25 years of experience in developing computer applications.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072231977
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/23/2004
  • Series: Programming Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles E. Brown (New Milford, NJ) has been a computer trainer and consultant for nearly 21 years. In the process he has developed and delivered training for many Fortune 500 companies including Exxon, Johnson & Johnson, RJR Reynolds/Nabisco, and the US Government. He has trained such diverse topics as Microsoft environment and the Microsoft .NET environment. In addition, he delivers programming training in Java for Learning Tree International. He has taught VBA and has done VBA programming for Swiss Bank


the US Government, NASA, and Price Waterhouse Accounting.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to VBA for applications 3
Ch. 2 Designing an Access application 13
Ch. 3 Access development without VBA 27
Ch. 4 Customizing the Access environment 47
Ch. 5 Introducing the VBA programming environment 63
Ch. 6 Programming fundamentals using VBA 79
Ch. 7 Understanding the Visual Basic editor 113
Ch. 8 VBA language components 139
Ch. 9 Sub procedures 165
Ch. 10 Debugging VBA code 181
Ch. 11 Function procedures 201
Ch. 12 Forms 217
Ch. 13 Reports 233
Ch. 14 Menus and toolbars 253
Ch. 15 Changing the Access environment 269
Ch. 16 Database security 283
Ch. 17 Access and the Microsoft Office environment 301
Ch. 18 Access and the Web 315
Ch. 19 Upgrading 333
Ch. 20 Multiuser applications 349
Ch. 21 Beyond Microsoft Access 367
App The DoCmd object 385
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