Access 2013 For Dummies

Access 2013 For Dummies

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By (author) Laurie Ulrich-Fuller, By (author) Ken Cook

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 28mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 4 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118516389
  • ISBN 13: 9781118516386
  • Sales rank: 225,795

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The easy guide to Microsoft Access returns with updates on the latest version! Microsoft Access allows you to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data; the new Access 2013 release enables you to build even more powerful, custom database solutions that integrate with the web and enterprise data sources. Access 2013 For Dummies covers all the new features of the latest version of Accessand serves as an ideal reference, combining the latest Access features with the basics of building usable databases. You'll learn how to create an app from the Welcome screen, get support for your desktop databases, and much more. Includes coverage of all the new features of Access 2013, including the updated interface Shows you how to create and share reports Features special videos and materials created by the authors to help reinforce the lessons included in the book Helps you build data analysis and interface tools for your specific needs Offers plenty of techniques and tips for solving common problems Access 2013 For Dummies provides you with access to the latest version of this database tool.

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Laurie Ulrich Fuller is a professional technology trainer and author. She has written books on Excel, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver. Ken Cook is a professional database developer and author who has written extensively on Access and Excel.

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Learn to: Navigate the Access interface and understand database architectureBuild tables to organize data and create forms for easy data entryQuery your data and produce reportsBuild custom interfaces for all usersDrowning in data? Manage it all and make it useful with the tools in Access 2013You need Access. You need it to organize your data, produce reports that make you look like a genius, create forms that enable your staff to enter and manage more data, and find the significant drop of data you're looking for in that huge pool of information. This book is the key that unlocks the Access magic -- read on, and access the power!Essential Access -- learn what Access can do, navigate the workspace and new features, and master the lingoBegin building -- plan your database, decide how to structure it and what to store, explore templates, and build tablesShare data -- reduce data-entry errors by bringing content into your database from text files and ExcelWeb publishing -- add hyperlinks to your database and publish data onlineInfo, please -- use the Find, Sort, and Filter commands to locate the information you need quicklyRave reports -- create quick one-table or multi-table reports, and learn to spruce up the work with the Report WizardAnalyze this -- explore Analyzer tools that help document your database and fine-tune its performance"Open the book and find: Advice on building a new databaseThe difference between flat-file and relational databasesA review of new featuresWays to repurpose reports and formsHow Access works with the webGuidance on finding, filtering, and sorting dataDirections for creating mass mailings from AccessTen tips for Access success

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Access 2013 9 Chapter 1: Access 2013 Basic Training 11 Chapter 2: Navigating the Access Workspace 33 Chapter 3: Database Basics 55 Part II: Setting the Table 73 Chapter 4: Table Tune Ups 75 Chapter 5: Remodeling Your Data 91 Chapter 6: Types, Masks, and Triggers 109 Part III: Data Management Mania 131 Chapter 7: A Form for All Reasons 133 Chapter 8: Importing and Exporting Data 147 Chapter 9: Automatic Data Editing 159 Chapter 10: Access and the Web 171 Part IV: Ask Your Data, and Ye Shall Receive Answers 193 Chapter 11: Finding, Filtering, and Sorting Your Data -- Fast 195 Chapter 12: I Was Just Asking for Answers 211 Chapter 13: I Want These AND Those OR Them 237 Chapter 14: Number Crunching with the Total Row 245 Chapter 15: Express Yourself with Formulas 257 Chapter 16: Take Charge with Action Queries 271 Part V: Simple and Snazzy Reporting 281 Chapter 17: Fast and Furious Automatic Reporting 283 Chapter 18: Professionally Designed Reports Made Easy 305 Chapter 19: Headers and Footers and Groups, Oh My! 331 Chapter 20: Magical Mass Mailings 353 Part VI: More Power to You 361 Chapter 21: Analyze This! 363 Chapter 22: Steer Users in the Right Direction with Navigation Forms 375 Part VII: The Part of Tens 383 Chapter 23: Ten Common Problems 385 Chapter 24: Ten Uncommon Tips 397 Appendix: Getting Help 405 Index 413