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Access 2013 All-in-One For Dummies

Alison Barrows, Joseph C. Stockman, Allen G. Taylor

ISBN: 978-1-118-63737-1 March 2013 800 Pages


Get started with the new Access 2013 with this impressive all-in-one reference!

Microsoft Access allows you to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data; the new release enables you to build even more powerful, custom database solutions that integrate with the web and enterprise data sources. This compilation of nine indispensible minibooks is exactly what you need to get up to speed on the latest changes to Access. This easy-to-understand resource provides both new and experienced Access users with invaluable advice for connecting Access to SQL Server, manipulating data locally, getting up to speed on the latest features of Access 2013, creating queries and macros, and much more. From the basics to advanced functions, this book is what you need to make Access more accessible.

  • Shows you how to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data using Access 2013
  • Includes nine minibooks that cover such topics as database design, tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, database administration, securing data, programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and using Access with the web
  • Helps you build database solutions that integrate with the web and other enterprise data solutions
  • Offers plenty of techniques, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of Access

This all-in-one guide offers you access to all things Access 2013!

Introduction  1

Book I: Getting Started with Access 2013  7

Chapter 1: Introducing Access 2013 9

Chapter 2: Getting Started, Getting Around 17

Chapter 3: Designing Your Database the Relational Way 37

Book II: Tables for Storing Your Data  65

Chapter 1: Creating and Modifying Tables 67

Chapter 2: Refi ning Your Table in Design View 105

Chapter 3: Sorting, Finding, and Filtering Data in a Datasheet 121

Chapter 4: Importing and Exporting Data 137

Chapter 5: Avoiding “Garbage In, Garbage Out” 157

Chapter 6: Relating Your Tables and Protecting Your Data 175

Book III: Queries (Or Getting Information from Your Data)  187

Chapter 1: Creating Select Queries 189

Chapter 2: Letting Queries Do the Math 221

Chapter 3: Doing Neat Things with Action Queries and Query Wizards 255

Chapter 4: Viewing Your Data from All Angles Using Crosstabs 277

Book IV: Forms for Editing Data  287

Chapter 1: Designing Custom Forms (and Reports) 289

Chapter 2: Jazzing Up Your Forms (and Reports) 313

Chapter 3: Creating Smarter Forms 339

Chapter 4: Doing Calculations in Forms and Subforms (and Reports) 365

Book V: Reporting in Words and Pictures  385

Chapter 1: Creating and Spiffing Up Reports 387

Chapter 2: Printing Beautiful Reports 415

Chapter 3: Creating Charts and Graphs from Your Data 435

Book VI: Automation with Macros  457

Chapter 1: Making Macros Do the Work 459

Chapter 2: Making Macros Smarter 477

Book VII: Database Administration  497

Chapter 1: Database Housekeeping 499

Chapter 2: Sharing the Fun: Managing Multiuser Access 511

Chapter 3: Securing Your Data 523

Book VIII: Programming in VBA  535

Chapter 1: What the Heck Is VBA? 537

Chapter 2: Writing Code 557

Chapter 3: Writing Smarter Code 581

Chapter 4: Controlling Forms with VBA 605

Chapter 5: Using SQL and Recordsets 629

Chapter 6: Debugging Your Code 641

Book IX: Going Beyond Access  651

Chapter 1: Automation with Other Office Programs 653

Chapter 2: Using Access As a Front End to SQL Server 671

Chapter 3: Using Access with SharePoint 685

Appendix: Installing Microsoft Access  709

Index  717