Access 2016 Bible

Access 2016 Bible

Michael Alexander

Language: English

Pages: 1152

ISBN: 111908654X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Master database creation and management

Access 2016 Bible is your, comprehensive reference to the world's most popular database management tool. With clear guidance toward everything from the basics to the advanced, this go-to reference helps you take advantage of everything Access 2016 has to offer. Whether you're new to Access or getting started with Access 2016, you'll find everything you need to know to create the database solution perfectly tailored to your needs, with expert guidance every step of the way. The companion website features all examples and databases used in the book, plus trial software and a special offer from Database Creations. Start from the beginning for a complete tutorial, or dip in and grab what you need when you need it — this book gives you an expert Access 2016 companion on call 24/7.

Access enables database novices and programmers to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data, as well as build powerful, integrable, custom database solutions — but databases can be complex, and difficult to navigate. This book helps you harness the power of the database with a solid understanding of their purpose, construction, and application.

  • Understand database objects and design systems objects
  • Build forms, create tables, manipulate datasheets, and add data validation
  • Use Visual Basic automation and XML Data Access Page design
  • Exchange data with other Office applications, including Word, Excel, and more

From database fundamentals and terminology to XML and Web services, this book has everything you need to maximize Access 2016 and build the database you need.

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source on which to base your crosstab. This means that if you need to crosstab data residing across multiple tables, you'll need to take extra steps to create a temporary query to use as your data source. There is no way to filter or limit your crosstab query with criteria from the Crosstab Query Wizard. You're limited to only three row headings. You can't explicitly define the order of your column headings from the Crosstab Query Wizard. The good news is that you can create a crosstab query

by the user. Before you jump into designing, sit down and learn how the existing process works. To accomplish this, you must do a thorough needs analysis of the existing system and how you might automate it. Prepare a series of questions that give insight to the client's business and how the client uses his data. For example, when considering automating any type of business, you might ask these questions: What reports and forms are currently used? How are sales, customers, and other records

or a SQL statement in the report’s RecordSource property, you should always let the Access query engine perform aggregate functions. All Access queries are optimized when you save the query. You’re guaranteed that the query will run as fast as possible—much faster than a filter based on a SQL statement in a report’s RecordSource property. TIP The Access Query Builder’s aggregate functions perform flawlessly. Furthermore, ACE will perform the aggregate function exactly the same way every time

Libraries drop-down box to limit the search. You can also search “All Libraries” if you're not sure which library to look in. In Figure 24.15, the search was limited to the Access library. The Access library contains the Access object model and is the library you'll use the most when developing Access applications. The search shown in Figure 24.15 found quite a few entries. The Class column shows the object's name, and the Member column shows the property or method. The bottom section of the

If the path to the database includes spaces, you need to put double quotes around the full path. Figure 31.14 It's easy to get Access to automatically open a database from a shortcut icon. Click the Change Icon button. The Change Icon dialog box appears. Click the Browse button and navigate to the icon file (with an ICO extension) you want to use (see Figure 31.15). Drag the shortcut to the computer's desktop or Quick Launch toolbar to provide a convenient way to start the Access

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