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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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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 Indianapolis IN 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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Using Stacked and Tabular Layouts

Forms and reports often contain tabular information, such as a row that contains all the fields for a customer. Using Access 2007, you can group these controls so that you can easily manipulate them as a unit. You can even create a layout with objects from different sections of the form! Using a layout, you can

. Move or resize the layout

. Apply formatting to the layout

. Move controls within the layout

. Add columns to the layout

. Remove columns from the layout

There are two types of layouts: tabular and stacked. With a tabular layout, the controls are arranged like a spreadsheet in rows and columns (see Figure 5.18). The labels appear at the top of the layout. Tabular layouts always span two sections because the labels are in one section and the controls are in another.

With a stacked layout, the controls are arranged vertically, as you would see them on a paper form (see Figure 5.19). A label appears to the left of each control. Stacked layouts are always contained within a single section of the form.

You can have multiple layouts on one form, and you can have both a tabular and a stacked layout on the same form. Layouts are saved with the form so that you can use them each time you are working in Layout view or Design view. The following sections go into the details of how to create and work with a layout.

Creating a Layout

Access automatically creates a stacked control layout if you use Quick Create to create the form or if you create a blank form and then drag a field from the Field List window onto the form. Creating your own layout is easy. Here’s how: 1. Use the Shift key to select the controls that you want to include in the layout. 2. Click the Arrange tab (see Figure 5.20). Notice in the figure that on the active form the controls are arranged with the labels immediately above the field controls.

3. Select Tabular or Stacked in the Control Layout group. Access creates the layout. If you select Tabular, the result appears as shown in Figure 5.21. Note that the labels now appear in a form header. If you select Stacked, the result appears as shown in Figure 5.22. In this case, there is no form header.

Moving and Resizing a Form Layout

After you have created a layout, you can easily move and resize it. Whether you are in Layout view or Design view, an orange selector appears in the upper-left corner of the layout. To move a layout, simply click to select the layout and then click and drag it to the appropriate place on the form. Notice in Figure 5.23 that the layout appears in two places. The first version of the layout designates the original position, and the second version of the layout shows the new position of the layout if you stop dragging it with the mouse. To size a layout, you must also click to select it. Use any sizing handle to click and drag to resize the layout. An outline appears designating the new size of the layout (see Figure 5.24). When you release the mouse button, the resizing process will be complete.

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 Indianapolis IN 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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