Access VBA Programming For Dummies

Access VBA Programming For Dummies

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This friendly, easy-to-use guide shows experienced Access users how to use VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) to build Access databases and applications, but also covers programming fundamentals for nonprogrammers Includes practical, ready-to-use VBA code examples that readers can type or copy and paste from the Web into their own database projects Explains basic VBA skills and concepts for nonprogrammers, such as procedures, variables, and loops Covers more advanced topics, such as record sets and other programming activities that are unique to Access programming Author has written more than ninety computer books and has been working with databases since the early 1980s
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 190 x 232 x 26mm | 639.56g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0764574116
  • 9780764574115
  • 564,218

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Find out how to make your databases do your bidding

The fun and easy way(R) to program for Access 2003, 2002, and 2000

Even if you still think "code" means the way spies talk to each other, this book will ease you into programming before you know it. Soon you'll be able to use VBA to make Access do things it can't do by itself, customize your databases, and even automate mundane chores like converting numbers to words for check printing.

Discover how to:

Use the VBA editor Work with variables, constants, and arrays Create recordsets with SQL Control lists with code and export data to files Debug your code Synchronize forms and reports

The Dummies Way

Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Introducing VBA Programming. Chapter 1: Where VBA Fits In. Chapter 2: Your VBA Toolkit. Chapter 3: Jumpstart: Creating a Simple VBA Program. Part II: VBA Tools and Techniques. Chapter 4: Understanding Your VBA Building Blocks. Chapter 5: Controlling Access through VBA. Chapter 6: Programming Access Forms. Part III: VBA, Recordsets, and SQL. Chapter 7: The Scoop on SQL and Recordsets. Chapter 8: Putting Recordsets to Work. Part IV: Applying VBA in the Real World. Chapter 9: Creating Your Own Dialog Boxes. Chapter 10: Customizing Lists and Drop-Down Menus. Chapter 11: Creating Your Own Functions. Chapter 12: Testing and Debugging Your Code. Part V: Reaching Out with VBA. Chapter 13: Using VBA with Multiple Databases. Chapter 14: Integrating with Other Office Applications. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Commandments of Writing VBA. Chapter 16: Top Ten Nerdy VBA Tricks. Chapter 17: (Way More Than) Ten Shortcut Keys. Index.
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About Alan Simpson

Alan Simpson is the author of over 90 computer books on databases, Windows, Web site design and development, programming, and networking. His books are published throughout the world in over a dozen languages and have millions of copies. Alan has also taught introductory and advanced computer programming courses at San Diego State University and the UCSD Extension. He has served as a consultant on high-technology, educationoriented projects for the United States Navy and Air Force. Despite that, Alan has no fancy job title because he has never had a real job.
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