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The Excel Analyst's Guide to Access

ISBN: 978-0-470-56701-2
624 pages
April 2010
The Excel Analyst

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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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Table of Contents

Introduction xxix

Part I Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Access 1

Chapter 1 The Case for Data Analysis in Access 3

Chapter 2 Access Basics 13

Chapter 3 Beyond Select Queries 47

Part II Basic Analysis Techniques 87

Chapter 4 Transforming Your Data with Access 89

Chapter 5 Working with Calculations and Dates 113

Chapter 6 Performing Conditional Analysis 141

Part III Advanced Analysis Techniques 161

Chapter 7 Adding Dimension with Subqueries and Domain Aggregate Functions 163

Chapter 8 Running Descriptive Statistics in Access 189

Chapter 9 Scheduling and Running Batch Analysis 209

Chapter 10 Leveraging VBA to Enhance Data Analysis 243

Part IV Reports, Dashboards, and Visualization in Access 267

Chapter 11 Presenting Data with Access Reports 269

Chapter 12 Using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts in Access 291

Chapter 13 Enhancing Queries and Reports with Visualizations 323

Part V Advanced Excel and Access Integration Techniques 345

Chapter 14 Getting Access Data into Excel 347

Chapter 15 Using VBA to Move Data between Excel and Access 365

Chapter 16 Exploring Excel and Access Automation 389

Chapter 17 Integrating Excel and Access with XML 423

Chapter 18 Integrating Excel and Other Office Applications 441

Part VI Appendixes 475

Appendix A Access VBA Fundamentals 477

Appendix B Understanding and Using SQL 489

Appendix C Query Performance, Database Corruption, and Other Thoughts 509

Appendix D Data Analyst’s Function Reference 521

Index 563

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Author Information

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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July 13, 2010
The Excel Analyst's Guide to Access

Wiley author Michael Alexander gives Excel power users the scoop on the latest Excel 2010 features and shares his thoughts on why Excel and Access are the perfect team.

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