Integrating Excel and Access

Integrating Excel and Access

By: Michael Schmalz (author)Paperback

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In a corporate setting, the Microsoft Office Suite is an invaluable set of applications. One of Offices' biggest advantages is that its applications can work together to share information, produce reports, and so on. The problem is, there isn't much documentation on their cross-usage. Until now. Introducing "Integrating Excel and Access", the unique reference, shows you how to combine the strengths of Microsoft Excel with those of Microsoft Access. In particular, the book explains how the powerful analysis tools of Excel can work in concert with the structured storage and more powerful querying of Access. The results that these two applications can produce together are virtually impossible to achieve with one program separately. But the book isn't just limited to Excel and Access. There's also a chapter on SQL Server, as well as one dedicated to integrating with other Microsoft Office applications. In no time, you'll discover how to: utilize the built in features of Access and Excel to access data; use VBA within Access or Excel to access data; build connection strings using ADO and DAO; automate Excel reports including formatting, functions, and page setup; write complex functions and queries with VBA; write simple and advanced queries with the Access GUI; and produce pivot tables and charts with your data With "Integrating Excel and Access", you can crunch and visualize data like never before. It's the ideal guide for anyone, who uses Microsoft Office to handle data.

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Michael Schmalz works in banking and performs business and technology consulting in a variety of industries. He has done technical editing for O'Reilly on Microsoft Office books. Michael has a degree in Finance from Penn State. He lives with his wife and daughter in Pennsylvania.


Preface 1. Introduction to Access/Excel Integration Communications Between Excel and Access Automation Objects ADO and DAO Tackling Projects Designing Applications 2. Using the Excel User Interface Using External Data Using Database Queries Returning a PivotTable to Excel Using Microsoft Query to Gather Data Keeping the Query Updated with VBA 3. Data Access from Excel VBA Writing a Reusable Module for Data Access Choosing Between ADO and DAO CopyFromRecordset Versus Looping Formatting Techniques Formatting Techniques Example 4. Integration from the Access Interface Importing Excel Data Linking Excel Data Using Export and Analyzing It with Microsoft Office Excel Using Raw Exported Access Data in Excel Exporting an Access Report to Excel 5. Using Access VBA to Automate Excel High-Level Excel Objects Other Excel Objects Writing and Using Queries in VBA Referencing Sheets, Ranges, and Cells Writing Excel Worksheet Functions from Access VBA 6. Using Excel Charts and Pivot Tables with Access Data Automating Pivot Tables Building a Regular Chart Using an Array Formula Graphing Variables in a Model 7. Leveraging SQL Server Data with Microsoft Office Pass-Through Queries Versus Linked Tables Creating a Connection Using VBA Building the Connection in Access Pulling Data in with Excel Alone Using DTS to Automate Excel Crosstab Queries on SQL Server 8. Advanced Excel Reporting Techniques Writing Flexible Formulas Changing Data in an Existing Report Creating a Report from Scratch Using an Access Table for Reporting 9. Using Access and Excel Data in Other Applications Automating Microsoft Word Getting Information from Microsoft Word Automating PowerPoint Using Data in MapPoint 10. Creating Form Functionality in Excel Working with the UserForm Accepting Parameters Other Useful Items 11. Building Graphical User Interfaces Setting Up a Form Using Events Using Data Adding Buttons Tab Order 12. Tackling an Integration Project The Project Description Main Menu Customer Information Billing and Payment Information Contact History Services and Charges Expense Entry Invoices Letters Income Statements A. Excel Object Model B. VBA Basics Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/11/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780596009731
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780596009731
  • weight: 394
  • ISBN10: 0596009739

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