Access 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

Access 2010 All-in-One For Dummies


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The all-in-one reference to all aspects of Microsoft Access 2010

If you want to learn Microsoft Access inside and out, the nine minibooks in this easy-access reference are exactly what you need. Read the book cover to cover, or jump into any of the minibooks for the instruction and topics you need most. Learn how to connect Access to SQL Server, manipulate your data locally, use nifty new features from Office 2010 such as the enhanced Ribbon, create queries and macros like a champ, and much more. From the basics to advanced functions, it’s what you need to make Access more accesssible.

  • Shows you how to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data using Microsoft Access 2010, the database application included with Microsoft Office 2010
  • Includes nine minibooks that cover such topics as database design, tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, database administration, securing data, programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and using Access with the Web
  • Helps you build database solutions that integrate with the Web and other enterprise data sources
  • Offers plenty of techniques, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of Access

This all-in-one guide contains everything you need to start power-using Access 2010!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470532188
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/03/2010
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 792
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Alison Barrows has written books on Access, Windows, and the Internet, including Access For Dummies Quick Reference.

Margaret Levine Young is coauthor of over two dozen books, including The Internet For Dummies.

Joseph C. Stockman is an independent consultant, software designer, and author.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Essential Concepts 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Access 2010 9

Chapter 2: Getting Started, Getting Around 17

Chapter 3: Designing Your Database the Relational Way 37

Book II: Tables for Storing Your Data 65

Chapter 1: Creating and Modifying Tables 67

Chapter 2: Refining Your Table in Design View 103

Chapter 3: Sorting, Finding, and Filtering Data in a Datasheet 121

Chapter 4: Importing and Exporting Data 137

Chapter 5: Avoiding “Garbage In, Garbage Out” 161

Chapter 6: Relating Your Tables and Protecting Your Data 179

Book III: Queries (or Getting Information from Your Data) 189

Chapter 1: Creating Select Queries 191

Chapter 2: Letting Queries Do the Math 223

Chapter 3: Doing Neat Things with Action Queries and Query Wizards 257

Chapter 4: Viewing Your Data from All Angles Using Crosstabs and PivotTables 279

Book IV: Forms for Editing Data 303

Chapter 1: Designing and Using Forms (and Reports) 305

Chapter 2: Jazzing Up Your Forms (and Reports) 329

Chapter 3: Creating Smarter Forms 353

Chapter 4: Doing Calculations in Forms and Subforms (and Reports) 377

Book V: Reporting in Words and Pictures 397

Chapter 1: Creating and Spiffing Up Reports 399

Chapter 2: Printing Beautiful Reports 427

Chapter 3: Creating Charts and Graphs from Your Data 445

Book VI: Automation with Macros 471

Chapter 1: Making Macros Do the Work 473

Chapter 2: Making Macros Smarter 491

Book VII: Database Administration 509

Chapter 1: Database Housekeeping 511

Chapter 2: Sharing the Fun: Managing Multiuser Access 521

Chapter 3: Securing Your Access Database 535

Book VIII: Programming in VBA 547

Chapter 1: What the Heck Is VBA? 549

Chapter 2: Writing Code 569

Chapter 3: Writing Smarter Code 593

Chapter 4: Controlling Forms with VBA 617

Chapter 5: Using SQL and Recordsets 641

Chapter 6: Debugging Your Code 653

Book IX: Going Beyond Access 663

Chapter 1: Automation with Other Office Programs 665

Chapter 2: Using Access as a Front-End to SQL Server 681

Chapter 3: Using Access with SharePoint 697

Appendix: Installing Microsoft Access 719

Index 725

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