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Description - Fixing Access Annoyances by Phil Mitchell

When an application is part of the Microsoft Office suite, it's sure to be a leader in its field. In the realm of desktop database management, Access is top dog with millions of users. But this is one dog that can bite. Although Access is a powerful, relational tool with the fetching talents of a Labrador, it's not an easy beast to train Still, millions of users count on Access for everything from managing parts databases to running Web catalogues to working as a front end to mondo SQL databases. But Access is chockablock with annoyances - report hassles, query conundrums, VBA bugs, arcane error messages, and more. "O'Reilly's Annoyances" series offer real-world help, right now, and Access Annoyances continues tradition. You'll not only squash bugs and workaround Access' limits, but you'll learn how to use Access to the max, whether you're a newbie or a seasoned pro. The coverage includes: install/configuration annoyances, building better tables and queries, creating forms that work right, generating reliable and sophisticated reports, pulling in data from a variety of sources, crafting macros and VBA code to customize Access, and much more. You could grab those other books for help, but do they solve problems from page one? Meet a book of a different stripe. The authors come armed with knowledge of the program's quirks, design hurdles and interface snags. They provide you with battle plans in "Access Annoyances" to save you time and bouts of hair pulling. Stop information from spiraling out of control when working with Access and trying to make this thing work! Don't let its quirks, bugs, and troublemaking features beat you. Who you gonna call for help? Instead of waiting on the line for tech support or searching for the answer on the Internet with its too many resources to find exactly what you need, take control of databases with "Access Annoyances", your partner on database adventures.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596008529
ISBN-10: 059600852X
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 178mm x 20mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Phil Mitchell

Phil Mitchell is an Access wiz and instructor. He's been a software developer for a dozen years, focusing on data modeling and developing database applications. He also has a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and a passion for design usability. Evan Callahan owns Callahan Software Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in Microsoft Access. Evan is the author of several books on Access and Office, including Access 2002 Visual Basic Step by Step, and co-author of O'Reilly's Access Annoyances. Evan worked for Microsoft Corporation from 1989 to 1995, and is still recovering.

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