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Table Of Contents

Getting Data into Access
Importing
Linking
Things to remember about importing data
The Relational Database Concept
Excel and the flat-file format
Splitting data into separate tables
Foreign key
Relationship types
Query Basics
What is a query?
Creating a select query
Aggregate Queries
Creating an aggregate query
Exploring aggregate functions
Action Queries
Why use action queries?
Make-table queries
Delete queries
Append queries
Update queries
Crosstab Queries
Using the Crosstab Query Wizard
Creating a crosstab query manually
Customizing your crosstab queries
Finding and Removing Duplicate Records
Defining duplicate records
Finding duplicate records
Removing duplicate records
Common Transformation Tasks
Filling in blank fields
Concatenating
Changing case
Removing leading and trailing spaces from a string
Finding and replacing specific text
Adding your own text in key positions within a string
Parsing strings using character markers
Using Calculations in Your Analysis
Common calculation scenarios
Using the Expression Builder to construct calculations
Common calculation errors
Using Dates in Your Analysis
Simple date calculations
Advanced analysis using functions
Using Parameter Queries
How parameter queries work
Ground rules of parameter queries
Working with parameter queries
Using Conditional Functions
The IIf function
The Switch function
ABOUT THE SWITCH FUNCTION
Working with Subqueries and Domain Aggregate Functions
Understanding SQL
The SELECT statement
The ORDER BY clause
The WHERE clause
The HAVING clause
The AS clause
Making sense of joins
Union queries in SQL
The SELECT TOP and SELECT TOP PERCENT statements
Action queries in SQL
Enhancing Your Analysis with Subqueries
Why use subqueries?
Subquery ground rules
Using domain aggregate functions
Basic Descriptive Statistics
Running descriptive statistics with aggregate queries
Determining rank, mode, and median
Pulling a random sampling from your dataset
Advanced Descriptive Statistics
Calculating percentile ranking
Determining the quartile standing of a record
Creating a frequency distribution
Working with Pivot Tables in Access
Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts
The anatomy of a pivot table
Creating a basic pivot table
Creating an advanced pivot table with details
Setting the PivotTable view as the default view
Pivot table options
Working with Pivot Charts in Access
The anatomy of a pivot chart
Creating a basic pivot chart
Formatting your pivot chart
Introduction to Access Macros
Creating your first macro
Essential macro actions
Setting Up and Managing Batch Analysis
Getting organized
Setting up a basic batch analysis
Building smarter macros
Looping with macros
Scheduling Macros to Run Nightly
Using an AutoExec macro to schedule tasks
Using command lines to schedule tasks
Creating and Using Custom Functions
Creating your first custom function
Creating a custom function that accepts arguments
Controlling Analytical Processes with Forms
The basics of passing data from a form to a query
Enhancing automation with forms
Enumerating through a combo box
Processing Data Behind the Scenes
Processing data with RunSQL statements
Advanced techniques using RunSQL statements
The Basics of Excel Automation
A word on binding Access to Excel
Creating your first Excel automation procedure
Sending Access data to Excel
Advanced Automation Techniques
Stealing code from Excel
Optimizing macro-generated code
Optimizing Query Performance
Understanding Microsoft Jet’s query optimizer
Steps you can take to optimize query performance
Handling Database Corruption
The signs and symptoms of a corrupted database
Recovering a corrupted database
Preventing database corruption
Getting Help in Access
Location matters when asking for help
Use the table of contents instead of a keyword search
Online help is better than offline help
Diversify your knowledgebase with online resources
Data Analyst’s Error Reference
Index
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Microsoft Access Data Analysis: Unleashing the Analytical Power of Access

Microsoft Access Data Analysis: Unleashing the Analytical Power of Access

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Go beyond Excel(r) with Access's more powerful analysis capabilities Get better visibility into your data with custom views Scale up your data pool without limitation Master the four fundamentals of data analysis Discover shortcuts with the helpful Input Mask Wizard Integrate your data with the web and enterprise data sources Avoid the common pitfalls of data crunching Harness VBA to improve data analysis Leverage information from the field with real-world scenarios

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See examples from this book firsthand, in our companion web site at www.wiley.com/go/accessdataanalysis. The site also includes templates and tools to get you started.

Go beyond Excel(r) with Access's more powerful analysis capabilities Get better visibility into your data with custom views Scale up your data pool without limitation Master the four fundamentals of data analysis Discover shortcuts with the helpful Input Mask Wizard Integrate your data with the web and enterprise data sources Avoid the common pitfalls of data crunching Harness VBA to improve data analysis Leverage information from the field with real-world scenarios

Companion web site
See examples from this book firsthand, in our companion web site at www.wiley.com/go/accessdataanalysis. The site also includes templates and tools to get you started.

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