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Access Cookbook, 2nd Edition
By Andy Baron, Ken Getz, Paul Litwin
 
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: March 2004
ISBN: 0-596-00678-0
Pages: 840


   Copyright
   Preface
      What This Book Is About
      Who This Book Is For
      What You Need to Use This Book
      How This Book Is Organized
      What We Left Out
      Conventions Used in This Book
      Comments and Questions
      Acknowledgments
      Chapter 1.  Queries
      Section 1.1.  Specify Query Criteria at Runtime
      Section 1.2.  Using a Form-Based Parameter Query
      Section 1.3.  Limit the Items in One Combo Box Based on the Selected Item in Another
      Section 1.4.  Make Formatted Date Columns Sort Correctly in a Crosstab Query
      Section 1.5.  Group Mailing Labels by Address
      Section 1.6.  Use a Field in One Table to Update a Field in Another Table
      Section 1.7.  Use a VBA Variable to Filter a Query
      Section 1.8.  Use a Query to Retrieve a Random Set of Rows
      Section 1.9.  Create a Query That Will Show Aging of Receivables
      Section 1.10.  Create a Join That's Based on a Comparison Other than Equality
      Section 1.11.  Create a Query to Combine Data from Two Tables with Similar Structures
      Section 1.12.  Create a Combo Box That Allows a User to Select N/A
      Section 1.13.  Use a Query to Show the Relationship Between Employees and Supervisors
      Section 1.14.  Create a Query That Uses Case-Sensitive Criteria
      Section 1.15.  Use a Query to Create a New Table Complete with Indexes
      Section 1.16.  Save My Queries in a Table for Better Programmatic Access and Security
      Section 1.17.  Create a Recordset Based on a Parameter Query from VBA Code
      Chapter 2.  Forms
      Section 2.1.  Make Custom Templates for Forms and Reports
      Section 2.2.  Highlight the Current Field in Data-Entry Forms
      Section 2.3.  Restrict the User to a Single Row on a Form
      Section 2.4.  Use an Option Group to Collect and Display Textual Information
      Section 2.5.  Display Multiple Pages of Information on One Form
      Section 2.6.  Provide Record Navigation Buttons on a Form
      Section 2.7.  Size a Form's Controls to Match the Form's Size
      Section 2.8.  Make a Simple "Searching" List Box
      Section 2.9.  Create a Replacement for Access's InputBox
      Section 2.10.  Store the Sizes and Locations of Forms
      Section 2.11.  Open Multiple Instances of a Form
      Chapter 3.  Reports
      Section 3.1.  Create a Report with Line Numbers
      Section 3.2.  Print the Value of a Parameter on a Report
      Section 3.3.  Create a Report with Multiple Columns
      Section 3.4.  Print a Message on a Report if Certain Conditions Are Met
      Section 3.5.  Create a Page-Range Indicator on Each Page
      Section 3.6.  Create a Simple Bar Graph on a Report
      Section 3.7.  Create a Page Total
      Section 3.8.  Avoid Unwanted Blank Rows on Mailing Labels
      Section 3.9.  Suppress Printing a Report if There Are No Records to Print
      Section 3.10.  Print Different Headers or Footers on Odd and Even Pages
      Section 3.11.  Make a Vertical Line the Same Height as a CanGrow/CanShrink Control
      Section 3.12.  Alternate Gray Bars on My Reports
      Section 3.13.  Print Only Records Matching a Form's Filter
      Section 3.14.  Keep a Report from Breaking at an Inappropriate Place
      Section 3.15.  Customize a Report's Grouping and Sorting at Runtime
      Chapter 4.  Applications
      Section 4.1.  Convert Queries into Embedded SQL Statements
      Section 4.2.  Build an Object Inventory
      Section 4.3.  Verify That Objects Use Consistent Settings
      Section 4.4.  Hide Access Screen Activity
      Section 4.5.  Find out What Language Version of Access Is Installed
      Section 4.6.  Internationalize Text in Your Applications
      Section 4.7.  Change and Reset the Access Caption Bar
      Section 4.8.  Use the Windows File Open/Save Common Dialogs
      Section 4.9.  Clean Test Data out of a Database When You're Ready to Ship It
      Section 4.10.  Secure Your Access Database
      Chapter 5.  Printers
      Section 5.1.  Retrieve a List of All the Installed Output Devices
      Section 5.2.  Set and Retrieve the Name of the Default Output Device
      Section 5.3.  Programmatically Change Margin and Column Settings for Reports
      Section 5.4.  Programmatically Change Printer Options
      Section 5.5.  Programmatically Control the Paper Source
      Section 5.6.  Retrieve Information About a Report or Form's Selected Printer
      Section 5.7.  Choose an Output Device at Runtime
      Section 5.8.  Find Which Reports Are Not Set to Print to the Default Printer
      Chapter 6.  Data
      Section 6.1.  Save with Each Record the Name of the Last Person Who Edited It and the Date and Time
      Section 6.2.  Determine if You're on a New Record in a Form
      Section 6.3.  Find All Records with Names That Sound Alike
      Section 6.4.  Find the Median Value for a Field
      Section 6.5.  Quickly Find a Record in a Linked Table
      Section 6.6.  Get a Complete List of Field Properties from a Table or Query
      Section 6.7.  Create and Use Flexible AutoNumber Fields
      Section 6.8.  Back Up Selected Objects to Another Database
      Chapter 7.  VBA
      Section 7.1.  Build Up String References with Embedded Quotes
      Section 7.2.  Create a Global Procedure Stack
      Section 7.3.  Create an Execution Time Profiler
      Section 7.4.  Multitask Your VBA Code
      Section 7.5.  Programmatically Add Items to a List or Combo Box
      Section 7.6.  Pass a Variable Number of Parameters to a Procedure
      Section 7.7.  Sort an Array in VBA
      Section 7.8.  Fill a List Box with a List of Files
      Section 7.9.  Handle Object Properties, in General
      Section 7.10.  Detect Whether an Object Exists
      Chapter 8.  Optimization
      Section 8.1.  Accelerate the Load Time of Forms
      Section 8.2.  Make Slow Forms Run Faster
      Section 8.3.  Make Combo Boxes Load Faster
      Section 8.4.  Use Jet Engine Optimizations to Speed Up Queries
      Section 8.5.  Accelerate VBA Code
      Section 8.6.  Test the Comparative Benefits of Various Optimization Techniques
      Section 8.7.  Accelerate Multiuser Applications
      Section 8.8.  Accelerate Client/Server Applications
      Chapter 9.  User Interface
      Section 9.1.  Create Context-Sensitive Keyboard Shortcuts
      Section 9.2.  Create a Form with No Menu or Toolbar
      Section 9.3.  Create a Geographical Map Interface
      Section 9.4.  Mark a Record on a Form and Return to It Later
      Section 9.5.  Carry Data Forward from Record to Record
      Section 9.6.  Create a Combo Box That Accepts New Entries
      Section 9.7.  Create Animated Buttons
      Section 9.8.  Create an Expanding Dialog
      Section 9.9.  Use an ActiveX Control
      Section 9.10.  Create a Generic, Reusable Status Meter
      Chapter 10.  Multiuser Applications
      Section 10.1.  Properly Secure Your Database
      Section 10.2.  Maintain Multiple Synchronized Copies of the Same Database
      Section 10.3.  Create a Transaction Log
      Section 10.4.  Send Messages to Other Users Without Using Email
      Section 10.5.  Programmatically Track Users and Groups
      Section 10.6.  Adjust an Application Based on Who's Logged In
      Section 10.7.  List All Users with Blank Passwords
      Section 10.8.  Track Which Users Have a Shared Database Open
      Section 10.9.  Determine if a Record Is Locked and by Whom
      Section 10.10.  Set a Maximum Locking Interval for a Record
      Chapter 11.  Windows APIs
      Section 11.1.  Remove a Form's System Menu and Maximize/Minimize Buttons
      Section 11.2.  Flash a Window's Titlebar or Icon
      Section 11.3.  Classify Keypresses in a Language-Independent Manner
      Section 11.4.  Restrict Mouse Movement to a Specific Region
      Section 11.5.  Run Another Program and Pause Until It's Done
      Section 11.6.  Exit Windows Under Program Control
      Section 11.7.  Run the Application Associated with a Data File
      Section 11.8.  Check to See if an Application Is Already Running
      Section 11.9.  Retrieve a List of All Top-Level Windows
      Section 11.10.  Close a Running Windows Application
      Section 11.11.  Set File Date and Time Stamps
      Section 11.12.  Retrieve Information About Available Drives
      Section 11.13.  Collect and Display Information on the System and the Access Installation
      Section 11.14.  Create and Cancel Network Connections Programmatically
      Chapter 12.  Automation
      Section 12.1.  Play an Embedded Sound File from Within an Application
      Section 12.2.  Print an Access Report from Excel
      Section 12.3.  Use Excel's Functions from Within Access
      Section 12.4.  Perform a Mail Merge from Access to Word
      Section 12.5.  Add an Item to the Startup Group
      Section 12.6.  Send Access Data to Excel and Create an Excel Chart
      Section 12.7.  Create a PowerPoint Presentation from Access Data
      Section 12.8.  Add a Contact and Send Email Through Outlook
      Chapter 13.  Data Access Pages
      Section 13.1.  Replace Navigation Button Images with Your Own Images
      Section 13.2.  Use Labels or Other Controls for Record Navigation
      Section 13.3.  Change the Text Displayed with a Navigation Control
      Section 13.4.  Create a DAP that Allows You to Update Data
      Section 13.5.  Create One File to Store Connection Information for All DAPs in an Application
      Section 13.6.  Programmatically Change the Connection String for All Pages in a Database
      Section 13.7.  Change the Default Settings for New DAPs
      Section 13.8.  Use Parameters Set in One DAP to Open Another
      Chapter 14.  SQL Server
      Section 14.1.  Dynamically Link SQL Server Tables at Runtime
      Section 14.2.  Dynamically Connect to SQL Server from an ADP
      Section 14.3.  Share an ADP from a Shared Network Folder
      Section 14.4.  Fill the Drop-Down Lists When Using ServerFilterByForm in an ADP
      Section 14.5.  Pass Parameters to Stored Procedures from Pass-Through Queries in an MDB
      Section 14.6.  Pass Parameters to Stored Procedures from an ADP
      Section 14.7.  Use Controls as Parameters for the Row Source of Combo and List Boxes in an ADP
      Section 14.8.  Reference Data from More than One SQL Server Database in an ADP
      Section 14.9.  Use Views to Update Data in an ADP When Users Don't Have Permissions on Tables
      Chapter 15.  Office Web and SharePoint
      Section 15.1.  Work with SharePoint Data from Access
      Section 15.2.  Create a SharePoint Data View Web Part Based on Access Data
      Section 15.3.  Conditionally Format a Data View Web Part
      Section 15.4.  Create a Master/Detail Page using Data View Web Parts
      Section 15.5.  Post Web Form Data to an Access Database
      Section 15.6.  Create a Web Frontend to an Access Table Using FrontPage
      Chapter 16.  Smart Tags
      Section 16.1.  Use the Built-in Smart Tags
      Section 16.2.  Display Multiple Smart Tags on Multiple Forms
      Section 16.3.  Display Smart Tags when Application Starts
      Section 16.4.  Execute a Smart Tag Action Without Displaying the Smart Tag
      Section 16.5.  Create a Smart Tag on a Table in an Access Project
      Section 16.6.  Create a Custom Smart Tag to Get a Weather Report
      Section 16.7.  Create a Custom Smart Tag DLL
      Chapter 17.  .NET
      Section 17.1.  Call a .NET Component from Access
      Section 17.2.  Call a .NET Component Containing a Parameterized Constructor
      Section 17.3.  Retrieve Access Data from an ASP.NET Application
      Section 17.4.  Call a Web Service from Access
      Section 17.5.  Work with a Web Service that Returns a DataSet
      Section 17.6.  Print an Access Report from .NET Windows Form Application
      Chapter 18.  XML
      XML Overview
      Section 18.1.  Import XML Structured as Elements
      Section 18.2.  Import XML into Existing Tables
      Section 18.3.  Import XML Using a Schema (XSD)
      Section 18.4.  Export XML
      Section 18.5.  Exporting Selected Columns to an HTML Table
      Section 18.6.  Export Unrelated Tables
      Section 18.7.  Export Using a Where Clause
      Section 18.8.  Export a Report
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