The Excel Analyst's Guide to Access
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The ultimate handbook for Excel analysts who need reporting solutions using Access Excel and Access are intended to work together. This book offers a comprehensive review of the extensive analytical and reporting functionality that Access provides and how it enhances Excel reporting functions. Sales managers, operations analysts, administrative assistants, office managers, and many others who rely heavily on data can benefit from learning to integrate Excel and Access, and this book shows you how.
Coverage includes: Data Analysis in Access & the Basics of Access Beyond Select Queries Transforming Your Data with Access Working with Calculations and Dates Performing Conditional Analysis Adding Dimension with Subqueries and Domain Aggregate Functions Running Descriptive Statistics in Access Scheduling and Running Batch Analysis Leveraging VBA to Enhance Data Analysis Reports, Dashboards, and Visualization in Access Presenting Data with Access Reports Using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts in Access Enhancing Queries and Reports with Visualizations Advanced Excel and Access Integration Techniques Getting Access Data into Excel Using VBA to Move Data between Excel and Access Exploring Excel and Access Automation Integrating Excel and Access with XML Integrating Excel and Other Office Applications Access VBA Fundamentals Understanding and Using SQL and more! The Excel Analyst's Guide to Access helps you get more from both applications. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Product details

  • Online resource | 624 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 884.5g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470567015
  • 9780470567012
  • 501,290

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Use the right tool for the job



Like many managers, accountants, and analysts, you've been using Excel for data analysis. It's a good tool, but you're beginning to find its limitations frustrating. You're looking for more scalability. More transparency of analytical processes. The ability to separate data from presentation.



Access makes it all possible, and this guide helps you add Access to your analytical toolbox. Learn the essentials of using Access, basic and advanced analysis techniques, how to build reports, and much more. Then you can choose the right tool for every job.



Easily move data between Excel and Access



Normalize and store Excel data in a structured relational database



Use Access to analyze large amounts of data



Use Excel pivot tables with Access data



Build reports and implement dashboard-style visualizations



Report Access data using Excel's presentation layer



Automate redundant reporting and analysis using Excel and Access macros



Save time and increase productivity by automating redundant processes using VBA



Get external data using SQL, ADO, and XML
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About Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander is a Microsoft MVP and a veteran consultant. He creates and shares video tutorials with the Microsoft Excel and Access communities via www.datapigtechnologies.com. Mike has written several books on advanced business analysis, including Microsoft Access 2007 Data Analysis, also from Wiley.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Access. Chapter 1 The Case for Data Analysis in Access. Chapter 3 Beyond Select Queries. Part II Basic Analysis Techniques. Chapter 4 Transforming Your Data with Access. Chapter 5 Working with Calculations and Dates. Chapter 6 Performing Conditional Analysis. Part III Advanced Analysis Techniques. Chapter 7 Adding Dimension with Subqueries and Domain Aggregate Functions. Chapter 8 Running Descriptive Statistics in Access. Chapter 9 Scheduling and Running Batch Analysis. Chapter 10 Leveraging VBA to Enhance Data Analysis. Part IV Reports, Dashboards, and Visualization in Access. Chapter 11 Presenting Data with Access Reports. Chapter 12 Using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts in Access. Chapter 13 Enhancing Queries and Reports with Visualizations. Part V Advanced Excel and Access Integration Techniques. Chapter 14 Getting Access Data into Excel. Chapter 15 Using VBA to Move Data between Excel and Access. Chapter 16 Exploring Excel and Access Automation. Chapter 17 Integrating Excel and Access with XML. Chapter 18 Integrating Excel and Other Office Applications. Part VI Appendixes. Appendix A Access VBA Fundamentals. Appendix B Understanding and Using SQL. Appendix C Query Performance, Database Corruption, and Other Thoughts. Appendix D Data Analyst's Function Reference. Index.
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