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Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION
What’s a Database?
About Access Databases
About This Book
The Very Basics
Example Databases
About MissingManuals.com
Safari Enabled
A Tour of an Access Database
The Access Window
Tables
Adjusting Table Designs
Adding Records Using a Form
Printing a Report
Starting from a Blank Database
Planning Your Tables
Creating Tables with the Wizard
Phase 1: Starting the Table Wizard
Phase 2: Choosing Fields for Your Table
Phase 3: Naming Your Table and Setting a Primary Key
Phase 4: Creating Your Table
Creating Tables in the Design Window
Adding Fields
Choosing Data Types
Setting Field Properties
Adding and Editing Table Data
Adding Records to a Datasheet
Editing Records in a Datasheet
Changing How a Table Displays Data
CREATING FORMS TO ADD AND DISPLAY DATA
Form Basics
Form Layouts
Controls
Properties and the Property Sheet
Creating Autoforms
Creating Forms with the Form Wizard
Phase 1: Choosing a Record Source
Phase 2: Choosing Fields
Phase 3: Choosing a Form Layout
Phase 4: Choosing a Form Style
Phase 5: Naming and Saving the Form
Modifying the Form Design
Editing the Labels
Adding a Title in the Form Header
Dragging a Control
Creating Forms in Design View
Phase 1: Starting Your Design
Phase 2: Choosing a Data Source
Phase 3: Adding Fields to the Form
Phase 4: Adding Images to the Form
Phase 5: Adding a Form Style
Phase 6: Naming and Saving the Form
Why Relate?
Printing Relationships
Using Subdatasheets to View Related Items
Creating Subforms
Adding Information in a Subform
Sorting Database Records
Ascending Sorts
Descending Sorts
Sorting on Multiple Fields
Saving Your Sorting Choice
Finding Data with Filters
Filtering by Selection: The Quick Way to Filter
Filtering by Form
Filtering with Wildcards, Operators, and Expressions
Using Advanced Filter/Sort
Types of Queries
Select Query
Crosstab Query
Parameter Query
Action Query
Autolookup Query
SQL Query
Using a Query to Check for Duplicate Records
Creating a Find Unmatched Query
Saving, Deleting, and Printing Queries
Creating Queries in the Query Design Window
Using Criteria in Queries
Crafting a Custom Query Using the Query Design Window
Tweaking Your Custom Query
Getting Sums, Totals, and Averages from Your Database
Using Expression Builder
Report Basics
How Reports Differ from Forms
Types of Access Reports
Two Ways to Create Reports
Displaying and Printing Reports
Parts of a Report
Report Design Sections
Using the Report Wizard
Starting the Wizard
Choosing the Report Type
Choosing the Data Source
Choosing the Fields
Grouping the Report Data
Sorting the Report Data
Choosing a Report Layout
Choosing a Report Style
Adding a Report Title
Installing Access 2003
Access Help
Visiting Microsoft Office Online
Importing and Exporting
Validation
Figure B-11
Finding Find
File Menu
Edit Menu
View Menu
Insert Menu
Format Menu
Records Menu
Tools Menu
Window Menu
Help Menu
INDEX
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Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual: Exactly What You Need to Get Started

Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual: Exactly What You Need to Get Started

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Maybe you got Access as part of Microsoft Office and wonder what it can do for you and your household; maybe you're a small business manager and don't have a techie on staff to train the office in Microsoft Access. Regardless, you want to quickly get your feet wet--but not get in over your head--and Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual is the book to make it happen.

Far more than a skimpy introduction but much less daunting than a weighty tech book, Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual demystifies databases and explains how to design and create them with ease. It delivers everything you need--and nothing you don't--to use Access right away. It's your expert guide to the Access features that are most vital and most useful, and it's your trusted advisor on the more in-depth features that are best saved for developers and programmers.

Access is sophisticated and powerful enough for professional developers but easy and practical enough for everyday users like you. This Missing Manual explains all the major features of Access 2003, including designing and creating databases, organizing and filtering information, and generating effective forms and reports.

Bestselling authors, database designers, and programmers Scott Palmer, Ph.D., and Kate Chase are your guides for putting the world's most popular desktop data management program to work. Their clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, plenty of illustrations, and timesaving advice help you get up to speed quickly and painlessly.

Whether you're just starting out or you know you've been avoiding aspects of the program and missing out on much of what it can do, this friendly, witty book will gently immerse you in Microsoft Access. Keep it handy, as you'll undoubtedly refer to it again and again.

Maybe you got Access as part of Microsoft Office and wonder what it can do for you and your household; maybe you're a small business manager and don't have a techie on staff to train the office in Microsoft Access. Regardless, you want to quickly get your feet wet--but not get in over your head--and Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual is the book to make it happen.

Far more than a skimpy introduction but much less daunting than a weighty tech book, Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual demystifies databases and explains how to design and create them with ease. It delivers everything you need--and nothing you don't--to use Access right away. It's your expert guide to the Access features that are most vital and most useful, and it's your trusted advisor on the more in-depth features that are best saved for developers and programmers.

Access is sophisticated and powerful enough for professional developers but easy and practical enough for everyday users like you. This Missing Manual explains all the major features of Access 2003, including designing and creating databases, organizing and filtering information, and generating effective forms and reports.

Bestselling authors, database designers, and programmers Scott Palmer, Ph.D., and Kate Chase are your guides for putting the world's most popular desktop data management program to work. Their clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, plenty of illustrations, and timesaving advice help you get up to speed quickly and painlessly.

Whether you're just starting out or you know you've been avoiding aspects of the program and missing out on much of what it can do, this friendly, witty book will gently immerse you in Microsoft Access. Keep it handy, as you'll undoubtedly refer to it again and again.

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Belies its name and does not provide all the missing information not found in other manuals. Its hale and hearty chav style conceals a focussed but shallow dip into the treacle of Access. Pass on by there are better books out there.
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