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The Best Microsoft Access Database Solutions owner, consultant, and principal programmer is Alison Balter - a recognized expert Microsoft Access consultant. Alison is the author of 15 Microsoft Access training books and videos. She is a frequent guest speaker at MS Access conferences and has developed hundreds of applications for businesses of all types.
We know your business data is important; we listen to your concerns, ask questions, and gather information from all stake holders. We discuss your needs and requirements for your database. We find out what you want, why you need various features so we can obtain as much information as possible. Once we have the information we need, we work with you to design the proper database architecture, plus the dashboards, the questions (queries), forms, and reports you need for an excellent database system.
Your data is important to your business and you need both to enter and retrieve data rapidly. The data stored in your company's database must be clean, secure, and allow for maximum usage. Our Microsoft Access developer team will create your Microsoft Access database for optimum efficiency with all the features you need. After we program your MS Access and SQL Server database you will have the capacity to manipulate your data so you get the information you need for every day activities and for making critical business decisions.
We also create websites designed for speed to display your data accurately, using ASP.NET technology. Fast, secure, and robust, our ASP.NET web sites and web applications give you true business tool for finding and displaying information dynamically on the web.
Microsoft Access front-end and SQL Server back-end database
Access Forms Development
Access data entry form connecting to SQL Server back-end database
ASP.NET website with SQL Server back-end database
MS Access Report created with SQL Server database
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Sheldon Bloch, Oil and Gas Company
Alison from MS Access Solutions has provided both training and mentoring services to us over the past several years. Our developers use Alison Balter's books on programming with Microsoft Access as a desk reference. They have provided our staff members with much-needed training in Visual Basic, client/server development, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access. This has helped us to ensure that our employees can properly keep up with the ever-changing technologies. MS Access Solutions has also provided our staff with mentoring on an as-needed basis, providing expertise that helped our in-house programmers to overcome various hurdles. More Reviews
Lisa Dosch, Motion Picture Editors Guild - Local 700
Alison Balter at MS Access Solutions developed the application that helps us to properly service all of our members. This program handles billing, payments, tracking of jobs worked, available list, and other important data about our members. The system automates many tasks that were previously performed manually, allowing our employees to more cost-effectively use their time. This client/server system is used by employees in our Austin TX and New York offices. MS Access Solutions and their staff worked with us to develop the necessary specifications and design documents, and then programmed, tested, and implemented the application throughout our organization. More Reviews
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Reports: Turning Data into Information
Forms enable you to enter and edit information, but with reports, you can display information, usually to a printer. Figure 1.12 shows a report in preview mode. To preview any report, right-click the report in the Navigation Pane and select Print Preview, or double-click the report you want to preview. Notice the colors in the report, as well as other details, such as the shaded area for the column headings. Like forms, reports can be elaborate and exciting, yet can contain valuable information. Figure 1.12. This preview of the Quarterly Sales Report displays information in the report. If you haven’t guessed yet, you can view reports in Design view, as shown in Figure 1.11. To view the design of any report, right-click the report in the Navigation Pane and select Design View.
Just as a form can contain subforms, a report can contain subreports. Chapter 6, “What Every Developer Needs to Know About Reports,” and Chapter 11, “Advanced Report Techniques,” cover reports. I also cover them throughout the book as they apply to other examples. Macros: A Means of Automating Your System Macros in Access aren’t like the macros in other Office products. You can’t record them, as you can in Microsoft Word or Excel, and Access does not save them as Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code. With Access macros, you can perform most of the tasks that you can manually perform from the keyboard, menus, and toolbars. Macros enable you to build logic into your application flow.
Available in Microsoft Office Access 2007 are embedded macros. Instead of appearing in the Navigation Pane as a separate object, an embedded macro is part of the object to which it is associated. When you modify an embedded macro, it does not affect any other macros or objects in the database. Because you can prevent embedded macros from performing certain potentially unsafe operations, they are trusted.
To run a macro, select Macros from the Navigation Pane, right-click the macro you want to run, and then click Run. Access then executes the actions in the macro. To view a macro’s design, right-click the macro in the Navigation Pane and select Design View. The macro pictured in Figure 1.13 has four columns. The first column enables you to specify a condition. The action in the macro’s second column won’t execute unless the condition for that action evaluates to True. The third column shows you the arguments for that line of the macro, and the fourth column lets you document the macro.
In the bottom half of the Macro Design window, you specify the arguments that apply to the selected action. In Figure 1.13, the selected action is OpenForm, which accepts six arguments: Form Name, View, Filter Name, Where Condition, Data Mode, and WindowMode.
Modules: The Foundation to the Application Development
Process Modules, the foundation of any application, let you create libraries of functions that you can use throughout your application. You usually include subroutines and functions in the modules that you build. Functions always return a value; subroutines do not. By using code modules, you can do the following: Perform error handling Declare and use variables Loop through and manipulate recordsets Call Windows API and other library functions Create and modify system objects, such as tables and queries Perform transaction processing Perform many functions not available with macros Test and debug complex processes Create library databases.
These are just a few of the tasks you can accomplish with modules. To view the design of an existing module, right-click the module you want to modify in the Navigation Pane and click Design View to open the Module Design window.
This material orginally appeared in Alison Balter's book Mastering Microsoft Office
Access 2007 Development. Reprinted here by author's permission.
When you need a Microsoft Access programmer for your Austin TX business, phone call MS Access Solutions at (323) 285-0939. We have over 25 years experience in Microsoft Access programmer solutions. We create Access database applications for all sectors, consisting of hospitals, government companies, the U.S. military, universities, agriculture, workers services, and insurance provider. We can take care of the most advanced as well as complicated Access and also SQL Server database programming for your business as well as smaller projects, like fixing damaged Access database forms, MS Access reports, Access macros, and VBA code.