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By Ken Getz

Not a reference booklet, and never an academic both, the hot moment version of the very hot Access Cookbook is an uncommonly beneficial selection of recommendations to difficulties that entry clients and builders tend to face as they try and construct more and more advanced applications.

Although utilizing any unmarried "recipe" within the publication will greater than pay again the price of the booklet when it comes to either hours stored and frustration thwarted, Access Cookbook , moment variation is way greater than a convenient collection of cut-and-paste code.

Each of the "recipes" learn a selected problem--problems that typically take place should you push the higher limits of entry, or ones which are more likely to journey up a developer trying to layout a extra based entry application--even a few stuff you by no means knew entry may well do. The authors then, in a transparent, available, step by step sort, current the issues' answer. Following each one "recipe" are insights on how entry works, strength pitfalls,...

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We recommend that you get in the habit of always declaring all parameters to eliminate any chance of ambiguity. The entries you make in the Parameters dialog end up in the Parameters clause that is added to the beginning of the query's SQL, which you can see by selecting View → SQL View. The result of a parameter query needn't be a query's datasheet. You can base reports, forms, and even other queries on a parameter query. When you run the object that is based on the parameter query—for example, a report—Access knows enough to resolve the parameters prior to running the report.

It should be set to Partially Enclosed. Multiple controlsIf you need to select all but a few controls, select them all and then remove the ones you don't want. To do this, choose the Edit → Select All menu item. Then Shift+Click on the controls you don't want included. Make sure the properties window is visible. If it's not, use View → Properties (or the corresponding toolbar button). If you've selected a single control, all the properties will be available in the properties window. If you've selected multiple controls, only the intersection of the selected controls' properties will be available in the properties window.

The topics range from optimizing queries, forms, and VBA, to testing the speed of various optimization techniques, to accelerating client/server applications. If you want your applications to run as quickly as possible, this chapter is a good place to look for tips. Chapter 9 This chapter presents a compendium of user interface tips and techniques. By implementing the ideas and techniques in this chapter, you'll be able to create a user interface that stands out and works well. You'll find some simple, but not obvious, techniques for controlling the Access environment, such as altering your global keyboard mappings as you move from one component of your application to another and creating forms that hide the menus and toolbars when they're active.

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