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Access Solutions: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets from Microsoft Access MVPs

Access Solutions: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets from Microsoft Access MVPs

Arvin Meyer, Douglas J. Steele

ISBN: 978-0-470-94754-8

Sep 2010

576 pages

$32.99

Description

Two Microsoft Access MVPs show how you can become an Access power user
  • Microsoft Access is the world’s leading database system, with millions of users and hundreds of thousands of developers. The best practices, tips, and techniques in this book can turn users into power users.
  • Millions of eager users make Access the most popular database system in the world
    These Microsoft MVPs exploit key features in Access, providing advice on techniques for capturing, sharing and reporting Access data.
  • Each tip provides detailed solutions with clear instructions for implementation, and samples of all can be found on the companion Web site

Access 2010 Solutions offers professional advice that enables every Access user to get greater value from the Access database system.

Introduction xxi

Part I Tables 1

Tip 1 Creating Tables for Web Applications 3

Tip 2 Alternative to the Hyperlink Data Type 9

Tip 3 Fill a Table with Numbers 17

Part II Queries 23

Tip 4 A Single Query to Do Both Updates and Insertions 25

Tip 5 Using a Cartesian Product to Generate a Calendar 31

Tip 6 Using a Multiselect List Box as a Query Parameter 39

Part III Forms 55

Tip 7 Cascading Combo Boxes 57

Tip 8 Cascading Combo Boxes on Continuous Forms 65

Tip 9 Paired List Boxes 75

Tip 10 Marquees, Scrolling Messages, and Flashing Labels 89

Tip 11 Custom Tab Controls 99

Tip 12 Simulating Web-Style “Hover” Buttons 109

Tip 13 Custom Form Navigation Controls 115

Tip 14 Calendar Form 121

Tip 15 Simulating Drag-and-Drop in Access Forms 129

Tip 16 Providing Visual Feedback for Drag-and-Drop 139

Tip 17 Control List Boxes with Drag-and-Drop 149

Part IV Taking Advantage of Report Capabilities 165

Tip 18 Page 1 of N for Groups 167

Tip 19 Always Starting a Group on an Odd Page for Duplex Printing 175

Tip 20 Dynamically Changing the Sort Order of a Report 183

Tip 21 Week-at-a-Glance–Type Report 197

Tip 22 Day-at-a-Glance–Type Report 209

Part V Using VBA 221

Tip 23 Useful String Functions 223

Tip 24 Useful Functions 245

Tip 25 Relinking Front-End Databases to Back-End Databases in the Same Folder 271

Tip 26 SaveAsText and LoadFromText: Undocumented Backup and Anti-Corruption Tricks 277

Tip 27 Reminders—Building Tickler Forms and Utilities 287

Tip 28 Using Disconnected Recordsets 297

Tip 29 Implementing Soundex 311

Part VI Automating Applications and ActiveX Controls 329

Tip 30 Charting Using Excel 331

Tip 31 Using the TreeView Control 343

Tip 32 Using the ListView Control 359

Tip 33 Adding Images to the TreeView Control 383

Tip 34 Using the TreeView and ListView Controls Together 399

Part VII Access and the Web 417

Tip 35 Building an Access Web Application 419

Tip 36 Embedding a Web Control in a Form 449

Tip 37 Building a Time Picker in a Web Form: An Introduction to Web Macros 459

Tip 38 RSS Feeds 471

Tip 39 Detecting Whether You’ve Got Internet Connectivity 487

Part VIII Utilities 493

Tip 40 Drilling Down to Data 495

Tip 41 Utility for Renaming a Form’s Controls 501

Tip 42 Document Management Using Access 507

Tip 43 Ultra-Fast Searching 529

Index 539

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Tip 1: Creating Tables for Web Applications
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Tip 2: Alternative to the Hyperlink Data Text
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Tip 3: Fill a Table with Numbers
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Tip 4: A Single Query to Do Both Updates and Insertions
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Tip 5: Using a Cartesian Product to Generate a Calendar
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Tip 6: Using a Multiselect List Box as a Query Parameter
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Tip 7: Cascading Combo Boxes
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Tip 8: Cascading Combo Boxes on Continuous Forms
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Tip 9: Paired List Boxes
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Tip 10: Marquees, Scrolling Messages, and Flashing Labels
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Tip 11: Custom Tab Controls
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Tip 12: Simulating Web-Style "Hover" Buttons
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Tip 13: Custom Form Navigation Controls
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Tip 14: Calendar Form
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Tip 15: Simulating Drag-and-Drop in Access Forms
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Tip 16: Providing Visual Feedback for Drag-and-Drop
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Tip 17: Control List Boxes with Drag-and-Drop
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Tip 18: Page 1 of N for Groups
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Tip 19: Always Starting a Group on an Odd Page for Duplex Printing
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Tip 20: Dynamically Changing the Sort Order of a Report
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Tip 21: Week-at-a-Glance-Type Report
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Tip 22: Day-at-a-Glance-Type Report
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Tip 23: Useful String Functions
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Tip 24: Useful Functions
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Tip 25: Relinking Front-End Databases to Back-End Databases in the Same Folder
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Tip 26: SaveAsText and LoadFromText: Undocumented Backup and Anti-Corruption Tricks
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Tip 27: Reminders: Building Tickler Forms and Utilities
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Tip 28: Using Disconnected Recordsets
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Tip 29: Implementing Soundex
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Tip 30: Charting Using Excel
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Tip 31: Using the TreeView Control
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Tip 32: Using the ListView Control
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Tip 33: Adding Images to the TreeView Control
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Tip 34: Using the TreeView and ListView Controls Together
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Tip 35: Building an Access Web Application
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Tip 36: Embedding a Web Control in a Form
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Tip 37: Building a Time Picker in a Web Form: An Introduction to Web Macros
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Tip 38: RSS Feeds
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Tip 39: Detecting Whether You've Got Internet Connectivity
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Tip 40: Drilling Down to Data
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Tip 41: Utility for Renaming a Form's Controls
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Tip 42: Document Management Using Access
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Tip 43: Ultra-Fast Searching
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