Microsoft Access 2013 Inside Out


Conquer Microsoft Access 2013—from the inside out!

You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into Access 2013—and use your skills to create sophisticated database apps! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no ...

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Conquer Microsoft Access 2013—from the inside out!

You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into Access 2013—and use your skills to create sophisticated database apps! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Access 2013—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.

  • Build an Access Services web app with Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Automate your Access web app with data macros
  • Create tables in your Access web app using built-in templates
  • Aggregate and display your web app data using totals queries
  • Use the Autocomplete control to quickly search for related data
  • Create a Summary view to consolidate and group information
  • Display related data on your views with the Related Items control
  • Package your web app for use by others in your organization
  • Plus—download chapters on building desktop databases

For Intermediate and Advanced Users and Database Designers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735671232
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 7/26/2013
  • Series: Microsoft Inside Out Series
  • Pages: 848
  • Sales rank: 383,484
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Conrad is a Software Design Engineer with the Access development team at Microsoft. He maintains a website with a wealth of information and resource links for those needing guidance with Access. Jeff is the author of Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out.

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Table of Contents

Who this book is for;
How this book is organized;
Features and conventions used in this book;
Your companion ebook;
About the companion content;
Support and feedback;
Working with Access Services web apps;
Chapter 1: What is Access?;
1.1 What is a database?;
1.2 Access as an RDBMS;
1.3 Access as an application development system;
1.4 Deciding to move to database software;
1.5 Extending the power of Access to the web;
Chapter 2: Exploring the Access 2013 web app interface;
2.1 Working with web apps;
2.2 Opening Access for the first time;
2.3 Getting started with Access 2013;
2.4 Understanding the Office Fluent ribbon;
2.5 Working with the Navigation pane;
2.6 Searching for web app objects;
2.7 Working in the web app design environment;
2.8 Viewing your web app in a web browser;
2.9 Saving a web app as an app package;
2.10 Installing app packages;
Chapter 3: Designing tables in a web app;
3.1 Creating a new blank web app;
3.2 Creating tables using table templates;
3.3 Starting with a blank table;
3.4 Defining a table validation rule for web apps;
3.5 Defining a primary key for web apps;
3.6 Adding indexes;
3.7 Creating value list lookup fields in web apps;
3.8 Working with data in preview datasheets;
3.9 Creating relationships using lookup fields;
3.10 Importing and linking data into web apps;
Chapter 4: Creating data macros in web apps;
4.1 Uses of data macros;
4.2 Touring the Logic Designer;
4.3 Working with table events;
4.4 Working with named data macros;
4.5 Studying other named data macros;
4.6 Debugging data macros with the Trace table;
4.7 Understanding recursion in data macros;
4.8 Sharing data macro logic;
Chapter 5: Working with queries in web apps;
5.1 Selecting data from a single table;
5.2 Working in query preview Datasheet view;
5.3 Selecting data from multiple tables;
5.4 Summarizing information with totals queries;
5.5 Building a query on a query;
5.6 Using query parameters;
5.7 Selecting specific groups;
5.8 Working with unique values;
5.9 Using the Top Values query property;
Chapter 6: Working with views and the web browser experience;
6.1 Uses of views;
6.2 Understanding the App Home View;
6.3 Starting with quick-created views;
6.4 Working with views in a web browser;
Chapter 7: Advanced view design;
7.1 Creating Summary views;
7.2 Creating Blank views;
7.3 Defining subviews;
7.4 Using web browser controls;
7.5 Creating stand-alone views;
7.6 Understanding name fixup;
7.7 Applying themes to web app views;
7.8 Exploring sample views in the BOSS app;
7.9 Extending your web app with desktop database reports;
7.10 Managing external connections;
7.11 Setting SharePoint site permissions;
Chapter 8: Automating a web app using macros;
8.1 The macro design surface—an overview;
8.2 Working with view and control events;
8.3 Controlling record navigation with macros;
8.4 Creating an On Start macro;
8.5 Opening views with OpenPopup actions;
8.6 Exploring the audit invoices macros;
8.7 Exploring other named data macro parameter examples;
Creating tables in a desktop database;
Chapter 9: Exploring the Access 2013 desktop database interface;
9.1 Getting started with desktop databases;
9.2 Understanding content security;
9.3 Understanding the Office Fluent Ribbon;
9.4 Understanding the Navigation pane;
9.5 Using the single-document vs. the multiple-document interface;
Chapter 10: Designing tables in a desktop database;
10.1 Creating a new desktop database;
10.2 Creating your first simple table by entering data;
10.3 Creating a table using Application Parts;
10.4 Creating a table using Data Type Parts;
10.5 Creating a table in Design view;
10.6 Defining fields;
10.7 Defining a primary key;
10.8 Defining a table validation rule;
10.9 Understanding other table properties;
10.10 Defining relationships;
10.11 Adding indexes;
10.12 Setting table design options;
10.13 Database limitations;
Chapter 11: Modifying your table design;
11.1 Before You Get Started;
11.2 Deleting tables;
11.3 Renaming tables;
11.4 Changing field names;
11.5 Moving fields;
11.6 Inserting fields;
11.7 Copying fields;
11.8 Deleting fields;
11.9 Changing data attributes;
11.10 Reversing changes;
11.11 Taking a look at Lookup properties;
11.12 Working with Multi-Value Lookup Fields;
11.13 Compacting your database;
Installing your software;
Installing the Office system;
Converting from a previous version of Access;
Installing the Office 64-bit version;
Installing the sample files;
About the author;

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