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Master database creation and management Access 2019 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 2019 has to offer. Whether you're new to Access or getting started with Access 2019, 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.

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 2019 and build the database you need.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1136 pages
  • 190 x 231 x 54mm | 1,878g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119514754
  • 9781119514756
  • 378,332

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The definitive guide to Access database creation and management

Learn the essentials of using Microsoft Access to store data, analyze information, build reports, create applications and much more! With Microsoft(R)Access(R) 2019 Bible, you'll gain a solid understanding of how Access works from the ground up.

Starting with basic database concepts, you'll work your way through detailed instruction on building effective tables, creating powerful analytical queries, creating robust applications with Access forms, and building attractive Access reports. With additional topics covering SharePoint integration and Visual Basic programming, Microsoft(R) Access(R) 2019 Bible is an invaluable resource for users of all skill levels. Get a solid grounding in database fundamentals Use Access to analyze large amounts of data Turn your data into attractive PDF-style reports and outputs Automate redundant reporting and analysis using Access Macros Build powerful departmental applications with Access Forms Save time and increase productivity with Access VBA Integrate or publish your data on SharePoint sites Follow along with downloadable examples and database files from the book Check out trial software, demos, and other bonus material on the book's site
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Table of contents

Introduction xxxix


Part I: Access Building Blocks 1


Chapter 1: An Introduction to Database Development 3


The Database Terminology of Access 3


Relational Databases 6


Access Database Objects 7


A Five-Step Design Method 9


Chapter 2: Getting Started with Access 17


The Access Welcome Screen 17


How to Create a Blank Database 18


The Access 2019 Interface 20


The Ribbon 24


The Quick Access toolbar 25


Part II: Understanding Access Tables 29


Chapter 3: Creating Access Tables 31


Table Types 31


Creating a New Table 32


Creating tblCustomers 49


Changing a Table Design 50


Understanding tblCustomers Field Properties 68


Setting the Primary Key 71


Indexing Access Tables 73


Printing a Table Design 79


Saving the Completed Table 81


Manipulating Tables 81


Adding Records to a Database Table 84


Understanding Attachment Fields 84


Chapter 4: Understanding Table Relationships 87


Building Bulletproof Databases 88


Data Normalization and Denormalization 90


Table Relationships 102


Integrity Rules 110


Keys 113


Creating relationships and enforcing referential integrity 119


Viewing all relationships 125


Deleting relationships 126


Following application-speci?c integrity rules 126


Chapter 5: Working with Access Tables 129


Understanding Datasheets 130


Looking at the Datasheet Window 131


Opening a Datasheet 135


Entering New Data 135


Navigating Records in a Datasheet 142


Changing Values in a Datasheet 146


Using the Undo Feature 148


Copying and Pasting Values 148


Replacing Values 149


Adding New Records 150


Deleting Records 150


Displaying Records 152


Sorting and Filtering Records in a Datasheet 160


Aggregating Data 165


Printing Records 166


Previewing Records 167


Chapter 6: Importing and Exporting Data 169


How Access Works with External Data 169


Options for Importing and Exporting 173


Exporting to External Formats 202


Chapter 7: Linking to External Data 209


Linking External Data 210


Working with Linked Tables 225


Splitting a Database 229


Part III: Working with Access Queries 237


Chapter 8: Selecting Data with Queries 239


Introducing Queries 240


Creating a Query 241


Working with Query Fields 247


Adding Criteria to Your Queries 252


Printing a Query's Recordset 255


Saving a Query 256


Creating Multi-table Queries 256


Working with the Table Pane 261


Creating and Working with Query Joins 262


Chapter 9: Using Operators and Expressions in Access 269


Introducing Operators 269


Using Operators and Expressions in Queries 283


Entering Single-Value Field Criteria 289


Using Multiple Criteria in a Query 297


Entering Criteria in Multiple Fields 304


Chapter 10: Going Beyond Select Queries 311


Aggregate Queries 311


Action Queries 320


Crosstab Queries 336


Optimizing Query Performance 348


Part IV: Analyzing Data in Microsoft Access 353


Chapter 11: Transforming Data in Access 355


Finding and Removing Duplicate Records 355


Common Transformation Tasks 363


Chapter 12: Working with Calculations and Dates 379


Using Calculations in Your Analyses 379


Using Dates in Your Analyses 392


Chapter 13: Performing Conditional Analyses 405


Using Parameter Queries 405


Using Conditional Functions 414


The Switch function 420


Comparing the IIf and Switch functions 421


Chapter 14: The Fundamentals of Using SQL 425


Understanding Basic SQL 425


Getting Fancy with Advanced SQL Statements 430


Showing only the SELECT TOP or SELECT TOP PERCENT 433


Performing action queries via SQL statements 436


Using SQL-Speci?c Queries 438


Chapter 15: Subqueries and Domain Aggregate Functions 445


Enhancing Your Analyses with Subqueries 446


Domain Aggregate Functions 459


Examining the syntax of domain aggregate functions 461


Using domain aggregate functions 463


Chapter 16: Running Descriptive Statistics in Access 469


Basic Descriptive Statistics 470


Advanced Descriptive Statistics 479


Part V: Working with Access Forms and Reports 487


Chapter 17: Creating Basic Access Forms 489


Working with Form Views 489


Understanding Different Types of Forms 490


Working with Controls 503


Introducing Properties 524


Chapter 18: Working with Data on Access Forms 531


Using Form View 532


Changing Values in a Form 537


Printing a Form 544


Working with Form Properties 545


Adding a Form Header or Footer 556


Working with Section Properties 556


Changing the Layout 558


Converting a Form to a Report 562


Chapter 19: Working with Form Controls 563


Setting Control Properties 563


Creating a Calculated Control 571


Working with Subforms 572


Form Design Tips 573


Tackling Advanced Forms Techniques 576


Using the Tab Control 583


Using Dialog Boxes to Collect Information 586


Designing a Form from Scratch 589


Chapter 20: Presenting Data with Access Reports 599


Introducing Reports 599


Creating a Report, from Beginning to End 604


Creating a report with the Report Wizard 605


Banded Report Design Concepts 622


Creating a Report from Scratch 628


Improving the Report's Appearance 651


Chapter 21: Advanced Access Report Techniques 657


Grouping and Sorting Data 658


Formatting Data 670


Adding Data 688


Adding Even More Flexibility 690


Part VI: Microsoft Access Programming Fundamentals 703


Chapter 22: Using Access Macros 705


An Introduction to Macros 705


Understanding Macro Security 709


Multi-action Macros 713


Submacros 716


Conditions 720


Temporary Variables 723


Error Handling and Macro Debugging 728


Embedded Macros 734


Macros versus VBA Statements 736


Chapter 23: Using Access Data Macros 741


Introducing Data Macros 742


Understanding Table Events 742


Using the Macro Builder for Data Macros 745


Understanding the Action Catalog 747


Creating Your First Data Macro 751


Managing Macro Objects 755


Recognizing the Limitations of Data Macros 757


Chapter 24: Getting Started with Access VBA 759


Introducing Visual Basic for Applications 760


Understanding VBA Terminology 761


Starting with VBA Code Basics 762


Creating VBA Programs 763


Modules and procedures 763


Working in the code window 770


Understanding VBA Branching Constructs 777


Working with Objects and Collections 786


Exploring the Visual Basic Editor 792


Chapter 25: Mastering VBA Data Types and Procedures 801


Using Variables 802


Working with Data Types 809


Understanding Subs and Functions 829


Creating Functions 835


Simplifying Code with Named Arguments 840


Chapter 26: Understanding the Access Event Model 843


Programming Events 844


Identifying Common Events 847


Paying Attention to Event Sequence 856


Chapter 27: Debugging Your Access Applications 865


Organizing VBA Code 866


Testing Your Applications 867


Traditional Debugging Techniques 873


Using the Access Debugging Tools 879


Trapping Errors in Your Code 893


Part VII: Advanced Access Programming Techniques 899


Chapter 28: Accessing Data with VBA 901


Working with Data 901


Understanding DAO Objects 904


Understanding ADO Objects 917


Writing VBA Code to Update a Table 923


Chapter 29: Advanced Data Access with VBA 937


Adding an Unbound Combo Box to a Form to Find Data 937


Filtering a Form 945


Chapter 30: Customizing the Ribbon 955


The Ribbon Hierarchy 955


Controls for Access Ribbons 956


Editing the Default Ribbon 961


Working with the Quick Access Toolbar 964


Developing Custom Ribbons 966


Creating a Custom Ribbon 969


The Basic Ribbon XML 977


Adding Ribbon Controls 979


Attaching Ribbons to Forms and Reports 989


Removing the Ribbon Completely 990


Chapter 31: Preparing Your Access Application for Distribution 993


De?ning the Current Database Options 994


Polishing Your Application 1009


Bulletproo?ng an Application 1022


Chapter 32: Integrating Access with SharePoint 1039


Introducing SharePoint 1039


Understanding SharePoint Sites 1040


Sharing Data between Access and SharePoint 1043


Using SharePoint Templates 1052


Index 1055
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About Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander is a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and a Microsoft MVP with over 15 years of experience developing reporting solutions for a variety of industries. He is also the principal contributor at datapigtechnologies.com, where he shares video tutorials with the Microsoft Access and Excel communities. Mike has authored several books on advanced business analysis. Dick Kusleika is a 12-time Microsoft Excel MVP, and the principal contributor at the Daily Dose of Excel blog.
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