Synopses & Reviews
If you use Access, you need this book
This is not another book about how Access works or how to design databases. It's a collection of real solutions to real-world database problems faced by every Access user and developer. If you do anything more with Access than make a simple list, you'll benefit from the wisdom these experts have gathered in more than a decade of assisting Access developers and users.
If you want practical solutions that achieve proven results, this is your book.
Simulate drag and drop in Access forms
Dynamically change sort order of a report
Create tables for SharePoint® applications
Do high-speed lookups
Implement Soundex in Access
Use ActiveX® controls in Access
Create reports that summarize data graphically
Add custom control types to Access forms
Visit the Wiley companion website at www.wiley.com/go/accesssolutions to download all the code samples in this book.
Solutions included in this book work with Access 2010 and prior versions.
Two Microsoft Access MVPs show how you can become an Access power user
- Microsoft Access is the world’s leading database system, with millions of users and hundreds of thousands of developers. The best practices, tips, and techniques in this book can turn users into power users.
- Millions of eager users make Access the most popular database system in the world
These Microsoft MVPs exploit key features in Access, providing advice on techniques for capturing, sharing and reporting Access data.
- Each tip provides detailed solutions with clear instructions for implementation, and samples of all can be found on the companion Web site
Access 2010 Solutions offers professional advice that enables every Access user to get greater value from the Access database system.
About the Author
Arvin Meyer is Chief Database Architect at Data Strategies and a 10-year Microsoft MVP. He also performs Webmaster duties for The Access Web (www.mvps.org/access), the major Access FAQ resource in the world with over 35,000 hits daily. He is one of the technical editors of Microsoft Access Small Business Solutions, published by Wiley.
Douglas J. Steele has been an Access MVP since 1999. He has written about Access for Smart Access magazine, Advisor Media, and Database Journal, and is technical editor for the Access 2010 Bible, published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
Part I Tables 1.
Tip 1 Creating Tables for Web Applications.
Tip 2 Alternative to the Hyperlink Data Type.
Tip 3 Fill a Table with Numbers.
Part II Queries.
Tip 4 A Single Query to Do Both Updates and Insertions.
Tip 5 Using a Cartesian Product to Generate a Calendar.
Tip 6 Using a Multiselect List Box as a Query Parameter.
Part III Forms.
Tip 7 Cascading Combo Boxes.
Tip 8 Cascading Combo Boxes on Continuous Forms.
Tip 9 Paired List Boxes.
Tip 10 Marquees, Scrolling Messages, and Flashing Labels.
Tip 11 Custom Tab Controls.
Tip 12 Simulating Web-Style "Hover" Buttons.
Tip 13 Custom Form Navigation Controls.
Tip 14 Calendar Form.
Tip 15 Simulating Drag-and-Drop in Access Forms.
Tip 16 Providing Visual Feedback for Drag-and-Drop.
Tip 17 Control List Boxes with Drag-and-Drop.
Part IV Taking Advantage of Report Capabilities.
Tip 18 Page 1 of N for Groups.
Tip 19 Always Starting a Group on an Odd Page for Duplex Printing.
Tip 20 Dynamically Changing the Sort Order of a Report.
Tip 21 Week-at-a-Glance–Type Report.
Tip 22 Day-at-a-Glance-Type Report.
Part V Using VBA.
Tip 23 Useful String Functions.
Tip 24 Useful Functions.
Tip 25 Relinking Front-End Databases to Back-End Databases in the Same Folder.
Tip 26 SaveAsText and LoadFromText: Undocumented Backup and Anti-Corruption Tricks.
Tip 27 Reminders—Building Tickler Forms and Utilities.
Tip 28 Using Disconnected Recordsets.
Tip 29 Implementing Soundex.
Part VI Automating Applications and ActiveX Controls.
Tip 30 Charting Using Excel.
Tip 31 Using the TreeView Control.
Tip 32 Using the ListView Control.
Tip 33 Adding Images to the TreeView Control.
Tip 34 Using the TreeView and ListView Controls Together.
Part VII Access and the Web.
Tip 35 Building an Access Web Application.
Tip 36 Embedding a Web Control in a Form.
Tip 37 Building a Time Picker in a Web Form: An Introduction to Web Macros.
Tip 38 RSS Feeds.
Tip 39 Detecting Whether You've Got Internet Connectivity.
Part VIII Utilities.
Tip 40 Drilling Down to Data.
Tip 41 Utility for Renaming a Form's Controls.
Tip 42 Document Management Using Access.
Tip 43 Ultra-Fast Searching.