Automating Microsoft Access with VBA (Business Solutions Series)

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If you use Microsoft Access in your every day business life but haven't learned to fully exploit the program, now's your chance. Automating Microsoft Access with VBA is a thorough introduction to programming Microsoft Accessing using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). With this book, you will gain a ...

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Overview

If you use Microsoft Access in your every day business life but haven't learned to fully exploit the program, now's your chance. Automating Microsoft Access with VBA is a thorough introduction to programming Microsoft Accessing using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). With this book, you will gain a working knowledge of VBA and be able to customize your Microsoft Access databases. You will cover topics that include:

  • Operators and functions
  • Debugging and error handling
  • Menu commands
  • Forms and reports
  • Jet databases
  • DAO object model
Save money by learning to use VBA to customize your databases instead of paying someone else to do it for you!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789732446
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 10/25/2004
  • Series: Business Solutions Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Sales Harkins is an independent consultant with an expertise in Access. SQL: Access to SQL Server, her latest book, was released in January 2002. Currently, Susan writes for a number of publishers including Element K Journals, PC Magazine, builder.com and devx.com, and she has contributed to Woody's Access Watch newsletter.

Mike Gunderloy is an independent developer and author who has been working with computers for 25 years. He's been using databases since the release of PC-File for DOS and has been writing and speaking about Microsoft Access ever since version 1.1 was released in 1993.

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Table of Contents

1 Why access? : why VBA? 9
2 Getting around in the Visual Basic Editor 17
3 Using variables, constants, and data types 33
4 Using procedures 45
5 Choosing the right VBA function 57
6 Using flow-of-control statements 91
7 Working with arrays 105
8 Understanding objects 113
9 Understanding scope and lifetime 131
10 Working with forms 145
11 Analyzing the Access event model 161
12 Working with list and combo boxes 175
13 Working with other controls 195
14 Working with reports 209
15 Working with the application collections 223
16 Retrieving data with ADO 237
17 Manipulating data with ADO 253
18 Creating objects with ADOX 273
19 Performing advanced data operations 287
20 Working with data files 301
21 Automating other applications 313
22 Working with XML files 325
23 Using the Windows API 337
A Review of Access SQL 347
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