Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
EMS Linux
Utilizing the Best Tools With Linux
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Software Design, Testing & Engineering   Structured Design

Access 2010: The Missing Manual

Blowout Sale! Save 74% on the Access 2010: The Missing Manual by O Reilly Media at EMS Linux. MPN: 978-1-4493-8237-7. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Go from Access novice to true master with the professional database design tips and crystal-clear explanations in this book. You'll learn all the

Product Description

Go from Access novice to true master with the professional database design tips and crystal-clear explanations in this book. You'll learn all the secrets of this powerful database program so you can use your data in creative ways -- from creating product catalogs and publishing information online to producing invoices and reports.

  • Build a database with ease. Store information to track numbers, products, documents, and more
  • Customize the interface. Build your own forms to make data entry a snap
  • Find what you need fast. Search, sort, and summarize huge amounts of information
  • Put your data to use. Turn raw info into printed reports with attractive formatting
  • Share your data. Collaborate online with SharePoint and the brand-new Access web database
  • Dive into Access programming. Get tricks and techniques to automate common tasks
  • Create rich data connections. Build dynamic links with SQL Server, SharePoint, and other systems
Five Touchstones to Understanding Access

Let’s face it--learning the tricks and techniques of database design can be a bit of a slog. But if you’re just starting out with Access, here are five key insights that can help you understand how the database world works. Keep these points in mind, and you’ll be on the inside track to mastering Access.

    1. Databases hold database objects. Most people are familiar with tables, the grid-like grouping of data that stores your information (for example, lists of items you own, friends you have, or products you sell through your small business). But tables are just one type of object that an Access database can hold. The other key ingredients are queries (customized search routines that pull out the information you need at the drop of a hat), reports (similar to queries, but nicely formatted and ready for printing), forms (windows that make it easy to review and edit the data in your tables), and macros and modules (miniature programs that can do just about anything—from updating 10,000 records at once to firing off an email).

    2. Relationships hold it all together. Access newbies sometimes start out thinking a database is just a glorified spreadsheet. After all, can’t Excel hold long lists with hundreds of thousands of rows? (And yes, it can.) However, Access has a feature Excel can’t duplicate: relationships. A typical Access database holds several tables, and relationships link these tables together. For example, a table of customers might link to a table of orders, which would link to a table of products, allowing you to answer questions like “What customers spent the most money?” and “What is the most popular product for customers living in New York?” Relationships also safeguard your data--for example, they make it impossible for someone to accidentally place an order for a product or a customer that doesn’t exist.

    3. There are two ways to work with a database: as a designer and as a user. The database designer is the person who sets up the database. The database designer has the responsibility of laying out the tables, building the queries, and knocking together some nice reports and forms (assuming you want all those features). By comparison, the database user is the person who uses the tables, queries, reports, and forms in day-to-day life. The user reviews records, makes changes, and fills the tables up with data.

    Depending on what type of database you’re creating (and what you want to accomplish), you may be both the database designer and the database user. But it’s important to realize that these are distinct tasks. In fact, when using a properly designed database, database users don’t need to be particularly skilled with Access. They can just work with the forms and reports that the database designer created.

    4. Sooner or later, you’ll need macros. To become an Access expert, you must first learn to design a logical, consistent set of tables and add the relationships that link them together. Next, you must learn to build the other types of objects--queries, forms, and reports--that make it easier to perform common tasks. At some point, while tackling this second stage, you’ll run into a challenge that forces you to step up to the third level of Access mastery: macros.

    Macros are miniature programs that perform custom tasks. The good news is that in Access 2010, you can design your own macros without becoming a programmer. You just need to drag, drop, and arrange a sequence of ready-made macro commands into the Access macro designer. For example, you can use macros to build buttons that send emails, start printouts, make updates, or just take you around your database.

    5. Expert user, meet Visual Basic. Some people stop their Access journey at this point, content to use tables, forms, reports, and macros to do all their work. But if you want to see everything Access has to offer, you need to take a look at its high-powered Visual Basic engine. Using VB code, you can do almost anything, from validating a credit card to leading a customer through an order process (two examples that are discussed in Access 2010: The Missing Manual). And if you’re willing to pick up some basic programming concepts, you can use code to transform a simple database into a cohesive database application—for example, something that looks more like the traditional desktop programs you run on your computer.

Features & Highlights

  • ISBN13: 9781449382377
  • Condition: New
  • Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

Additional Information

Manufacturer:O'Reilly Media
Brand:O Reilly Media
Part Number:978-1-4493-8237-7
Publisher:O'Reilly Media
Studio:O'Reilly Media
Item Weight:2.85 pounds
Item Size:1.9 x 9.19 x 9.19 inches
Package Weight:2.7 pounds
Package Size:7 x 1.9 x 1.9 inches

Access 2010: The Missing Manual by O Reilly Media

Buy Now:
Access 2010: The Missing Manual

Brand: O Reilly Media
4.1 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
You Save: 73%



View More In Structured Design.


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?

If you have any questions about this product by O Reilly Media, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers

By Trafford
mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781490719450, isbn: 1490719458,
How do you measure and report your IT services and processes? Which metrics matter the most to senior executives? Finally, here is a book that shows you how! Not theory, but a practical guide that shows you the operational metrics to use and how thes...

By O'Reilly Media
mpn: 14122824, ean: 9780596001735, isbn: 0596001738,
Many programmers code by instinct, relying on convenient habits or a "style" they picked up early on. They aren't conscious of all the choices they make, like how they format their source, the names they use for variables, or the kinds of loops they ...

By imusti
mpn: 9780471380238, ean: 9780471380238, isbn: 0471380237,
A quick and reliable way to build proven databases for core business functions Industry experts raved about The Data Model Resource Book when it was first published in March 1997 because it provided a simple, cost-effective way to design databases fo...

By SDC Publications
ean: 9781585039050, isbn: 1585039055,
This book is designed as a learning tool to help the aspiring engineer learn the language of engineering graphics. In this regard, this book is hardly unique, as there have been literally hundreds of books published in the past that had a similar goa...

By Apress
ean: 9781590594780, isbn: 1590594789,
*The most updated PostgreSQL book on the market, covering version 8.0 *Highlights the most popular PostgreSQL APIs, including C, Perl, PHP, and Java *This is two books in one; it simultaneously covers key relational database design principles, while...

By Maker Media Inc
ean: 9781457187360, isbn: 1457187361,
France's Le FabShop has extensive experience testing 3D printers and creating digital models for them. From an articulated Makey Robot to a posable elephant model, Samuel N. Bernier and the rest of Le FabShop's team have created some of the most-prin...

By Wiley
ean: 9780471356059, isbn: 0471356050,
This book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect developments since the third edition, with an emphasis on structural mechanics. Coverage is up-to-date without making the treatment highly specialized and mathematically difficult. Basic th...

By Brand: O'Reilly Media
mpn: 43171-552835, ean: 9781449357412, isbn: 1449357415,

By Graeme Simsion
mpn: 13203947, ean: 9780126445510, isbn: 0126445516,
Data Modeling Essentials, Third Edition, covers the basics of data modeling while focusing on developing a facility in techniques, rather than a simple familiarization with "the rules". In order to enable students to apply the basics of data modeling...

By Variant Press
ean: 9780994031020, isbn: 0994031025,
Continuing the story of Commodore where the previous book, Commodore: A Company on the Edge left off, this book takes a look at Commodore's most tumultuous years. How did the Amiga, a computer now widely regarded as having been five years ahead of it...

Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - emslinux.com. All Rights Reserved.