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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

Client Comments About Our Work

Best Microsoft Access database developer services in Detroit MI 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 Detroit MI 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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Data Properties of a Form

The 13 Data properties of a form are used to control the source for the form’s data, the actions the user can take on the data in the form, and the way the data in the form is locked in a multiuser environment.

Record Source—Indicates the Table, Stored Query, or SQL statement on which the form’s records are based. After you have selected a record source for a form, the controls on the form can be bound to the fields in the record source.

Recordset Type—Gives you three options: Dynaset, Dynaset (Inconsistent Updates), and Snapshot. Each offers different performance and updating capability. The Dynaset option creates a fully updateable recordset. The only exceptions to this rule involve records or fields that can’t be updated for some other reason. An example is a form based on a query involving a one-to many relationship. The join field on the one side of the relationship can be updated only if the Cascade Update Related Records feature has been enabled. The Dynaset (Inconsistent Updates) option allows all tables and bound data to be edited. This might result in inconsistent updating of data in the tables involved in the query. The Snapshot option doesn’t allow updating.

Fetch Defaults—Allows you to specify whether defaults for bound fields underlying the form are retrieved when new records are added. When this property, introduced in Access 2002, is set to No, default values are not retrieved. When it is set to Yes, default values are retrieved.

Filter—Allows you to automatically load a stored filter along with the form. I prefer to base a form on a query that limits the data displayed on the form. The query can be passed parameters at runtime to customize exactly what data is displayed.

Data Entry—Determines whether users can only add records within a form. Set this property to Yes if you don’t want your users to view or modify existing records but want them to be able to add new records.

Record Locks—Specifies the locking mechanism to be used for the data underlying the form’s recordset. Three options are available. The No Locks option—the least restrictive locking mechanism—provides optimistic locking; that is, Access doesn’t try to lock the record until the user moves off it. This option can lead to potential conflicts when two users simultaneously make changes to the same record. The All Records option locks all records underlying the form the entire time the form is open. This is the most restrictive option and should be used only when it’s necessary for the form’s user to make sure other users can view, but not modify, the form’s underlying recordset. The Edited Record option locks a 4KB page of records as soon as a user starts editing the data in the form. This option provides pessimistic locking. Although it averts conflicts by prohibiting two users from modifying a record at the same time, it can lead to potential locking conflicts. These three locking options are covered in detail in Alison Balter’s Mastering Access 2002 Enterprise Development.

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 Detroit MI 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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