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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.
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.
Introduction xxi Part I Tables 1 Tip 1 Creating Tables for Web Applications 3 Tip 2 Alternative to the Hyperlink Data Type 9 Tip 3 Fill a Table with Numbers 17 Part II Queries 23 Tip 4 A Single Query to Do Both Updates and Insertions 25 Tip 5 Using a Cartesian Product to Generate a Calendar 31 Tip 6 Using a Multiselect List Box as a Query Parameter 39 Part III Forms 55 Tip 7 Cascading Combo Boxes 57 Tip 8 Cascading Combo Boxes on Continuous Forms 65 Tip 9 Paired List Boxes 75 Tip 10 Marquees, Scrolling Messages, and Flashing Labels 89 Tip 11 Custom Tab Controls 99 Tip 12 Simulating Web-Style Hover Buttons 109 Tip 13 Custom Form Navigation Controls 115 Tip 14 Calendar Form 121 Tip 15 Simulating Drag-and-Drop in Access Forms 129 Tip 16 Providing Visual Feedback for Drag-and-Drop 139 Tip 17 Control List Boxes with Drag-and-Drop 149 Part IV Taking Advantage of Report Capabilities 165 Tip 18 Page 1 of N for Groups 167 Tip 19 Always Starting a Group on an Odd Page for Duplex Printing 175 Tip 20 Dynamically Changing the Sort Order of a Report 183 Tip 21 Week-at-a-Glance Type Report 197 Tip 22 Day-at-a-Glance Type Report 209 Part V Using VBA 221 Tip 23 Useful String Functions 223 Tip 24 Useful Functions 245 Tip 25 Relinking Front-End Databases to Back-End Databases in the Same Folder 271 Tip 26 SaveAsText and LoadFromText: Undocumented Backup and Anti-Corruption Tricks 277 Tip 27 Reminders Building Tickler Forms and Utilities 287 Tip 28 Using Disconnected Recordsets 297 Tip 29 Implementing Soundex 311 Part VI Automating Applications and ActiveX Controls 329 Tip 30 Charting Using Excel 331 Tip 31 Using the TreeView Control 343 Tip 32 Using the ListView Control 359 Tip 33 Adding Images to the TreeView Control 383 Tip 34 Using the TreeView and ListView Controls Together 399 Part VII Access and the Web 417 Tip 35 Building an Access Web Application 419 Tip 36 Embedding a Web Control in a Form 449 Tip 37 Building a Time Picker in a Web Form: An Introduction to Web Macros 459 Tip 38 RSS Feeds 471 Tip 39 Detecting Whether You ve Got Internet Connectivity 487 Part VIII Utilities 493 Tip 40 Drilling Down to Data 495 Tip 41 Utility for Renaming a Form s Controls 501 Tip 42 Document Management Using Access 507 Tip 43 Ultra-Fast Searching 529 Index 539
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