Accessible Access 2003 by Mark WhitehornAccessible Access 2003 by Mark Whitehorn

Accessible Access 2003

byMark Whitehorn, Bill Marklyn

Hardcover | July 28, 2005

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Thisiswherewetrytoconvinceyoutobuythisbook,tellyouwhatittriestodo, define a few terms and generally set the scene - all of which makes this more like an introduction than a first chapter, but no-one reads introductions so we called it a chapter. If you have already bought the book and know what it does, feel free to skip to Chapter 2 where the action starts. Whyshouldyoubuythisbook? TherearemanyAccessbooksonthemarket,whyshouldIbuythisone?Doesithavemore informationthananyotherbook? Errr, no, it actually has less than the big reference books you'll also find on the shelf. So,isitverycheap? Well, it isn't as expensive as some but, no, it isn't particularly cheap either. Tobebrutallyfrank,you'renotdoingagreatjobofsellingthistome. Right, time for the hard sell. Bill worked for Microsoft as the Development Manager for the first three versions of Access. I (Mark) work as a database consultant, teach database theory and practice at two Universities and have written the UK Personal ComputerWorld's database column for more than ten years. We met (at a database conference, not unreasonably, given our interests) in the summer before Access 1. 0 was launched and found that we shared similar views on how databases should be designed and built. Since then we have writtenabooktogetherabouttherelationalmodelthatunderliesAccessandall other relational database systems (see below for the inevitable plug). But why write a book about Access itself when there are already so many around? 3 1 Introduction Well, since Bill was in charge of the product's development, it was fair to assume that we had the technical side reasonably well covered.
Bill Marklyn, as the Development Manager for the first three versions of Access, oversaw the entire design and so provides an intimate knowledge of the product.Mark Whitehorn designs and builds databases but is best known for his popular and long running database column in the UK magazine, Personal Computer World (PCW).
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Title:Accessible Access 2003Format:HardcoverDimensions:378 pages, 25.4 × 17.8 × 0.17 inPublished:July 28, 2005Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1852339497

ISBN - 13:9781852339494

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Table of Contents

Part 1 - Introduction Chapter 1 - Introduction Part II - Getting Started Chapter 2 - The Database Wizard - or not Chapter 3 - Tables - for storing your data Chapter 4 - Queries - finding data Chapter 5 - Forms - viewing and entering data Chapter 6 - Reports - printing your data Chapter 7 - The story so far Part III - Creating hand-crafted databases Chapter 8 - Exploring tables in more depth Chapter 9 - Tapping the power of Access queries Chapter 10 - Forms again - design Chapter 11 - Forms again - controlling data entry Chapter 12 - Reports again - customizing printed output Chapter 13 - Where are we now? Part IV - More complex databases Chapter 14 - Multiple table databases Chapter 15 - Tables - making multiple tables work together Chapter 16 - Tables - a complete multi-table database Chapter 17 - Queries - finding data from multiple tables Chapter 18 - Forms - your interface to multiple tables Chapter 19 - Reports - printing data from multiple tables Chapter 20 - Producing a user interface for your database Chapter 21 - Data Access Pages Chapter 22 - You mean there's even more?