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Microsoft Access

MS Access is a highly flexible, robust, and reliable database program. Microsoft Access is the leading relational database management system in the world. We are a Microsoft Access developer company creating database applications for your business.

SQL Server

SQL Server is an enterprise relational database management system from Microsoft. We use SQL Server as the database server for data storage and data retrieval to and from Microsoft Access as well as other software applications, like ASP.NET and Azure.


Microsoft's application framework for web development produces dynamic web pages. ASP.NET provides web programmers with a platform for building dynamic web sites, web applications (web apps), and web services that require a web solution.

Microsoft Azure

MS Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing service. It is used for development, testing and deployment as well as managing software applications through a global network data centers managed by Microsoft. Azure now features SQL Server called Azure SQL.

We Are Your Microsoft Access Database Experts

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.

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Microsoft Applications For You

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.

Example Projects

Corporate Database

Microsoft Access front-end and SQL Server back-end database

Access Forms Development

Access data entry form connecting to SQL Server back-end database

Accounting Company

ASP.NET website with SQL Server back-end database

Corporate Reports

MS Access Report created with SQL Server database

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Best Microsoft Access database developer services in Columbus OH from MS Access Solutions

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
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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 Columbus OH 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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What Control Properties Are Available, and Why Should You Use Them?

Just as reports have properties, so do controls. You can change most control properties at design time or at runtime, allowing you to easily build flexibility into your reports. For example, certain controls are visible only when specific conditions are true.

The Control’s Format Properties

You can modify several formatting properties of the selected objects using the ribbon. If you prefer, you can set all the properties in the property sheet. The following are most of the Format properties of a report control:

• Format—Determines how the data in the control is displayed. This property is automatically inherited from the underlying field. If you want the control’s format on the report to differ from the underlying field’s format, you must set the Format property of the control.

• Caption—Specifies the text displayed for labels and command buttons. A caption is a string containing up to 2,048 characters.

• Hyperlink Address—Is a string representing the path to a UNC (network path) or URL (web page). The Hyperlink control, command buttons, image controls, and labels all contain the Hyperlink Address property.

• Hyperlink SubAddress—Is a string representing a location within the document specified in the Hyperlink Address property. The Hyperlink control, command buttons, image controls, and labels all contain the Hyperlink SubAddress property.

• Decimal Places—Defines the number of decimal places displayed for numeric values.

• Hide Duplicates—Hides duplicate data values in a report’s Detail section. Duplicate data values occur when one or more consecutive records in a report contain the same value in one or more fields.

• Can Grow, Can Shrink—Allows a control to expand vertically to accommodate all the data in it when the Can Grow property is set to Yes. The Can Shrink property eliminates blank lines when no data exists in a field for a particular record. For example, if you have a second address line on a mailing label, but there’s no data in the Address2 field, you don’t want a blank line to appear on the mailing label.

• Left, Top, Width, Height—Set the size and position of the controls on a report.

• Back Style, Back Color—Enables you to set the Back Style property to Normal or Transparent. When this property is set to Transparent, the color of the report shows through to the control. When it is set to Normal, the control’s Back Color property determines the object’s color.

• Reading Order—Determines the visual order in which characters, words, and groups of words are displayed. This property is often used with language-specific editions of Microsoft Access, where the reading order needs to be changed. The default setting is Context; Left-to-Right and Right-to-Left are the other available settings.

• Scroll Bar Align—Specifies the visual placement of the control’s vertical scrollbars and buttons. This property also works in conjunction with language-specific versions of Access to determine scrollbar placement in either the right-to-left or leftto-right direction. The default setting is System, which lets the operating system determine the scrollbar alignment.

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 Columbus OH 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.

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