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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.
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When manipulating sets of records, you want to ensure that all processing finishes successfully before the Access Database Engine permanently updates your data. Macros don’t enable you to protect your data with transaction processing. Using the BeginTrans, CommitTrans, and Rollback methods, you can make sure that the Access Database Engine updates your data only if all parts of a transaction finish successfully. Transaction processing, if done properly, can substantially improve your application’s performance because no data is written to disk until the process is finished. Transaction processing and its benefits are covered in Alison Balter’s Mastering Access 2002 Enterprise Development.
With Access macros, you can’t create or modify database objects at runtime. Using VBA, you can create databases, tables, queries, and other database objects; you can also modify existing objects. There are many practical applications of this capability to create or modify database objects (discussed in more detail in Chapter 15). When users are able to build queries on the fly, for example, you might want to give them the capability to design a query by using a front-end form that you provide. You can also enable users to store the query so that they can run it again later.
VBA also makes it easier for you to write code libraries of reusable functions, design and debug complex processes, and even write your own add-ins. If you’re developing even moderately complex applications, you want to be able to create generic function libraries that can be used with all your Access applications. Doing this using macros is extremely difficult, if not impossible.
Many powerful functions not available within the VBA language are available as part of Windows itself. The Windows API (Application Programming Interface) refers to the nearly 1,000 Windows functions that Microsoft exposes for use by Access programmers. You can’t take advantage of these functions from an Access macro. However, by using VBA code, you can declare and call these functions, improving both the performance and functionality of your applications. Chapter 25, “Exploiting the Power of the Windows API,” covers the Windows API.
Both DDE and Automation technology enable you to communicate between your Access applications and other applications. Although DDE is an older technology than Automation, it’s still used to communicate with a few applications that don’t support Automation. Automation is used to control Automation server applications, such as Excel and Project, and their objects (all Microsoft Office applications are Automation servers). Automation is covered in Chapter 24, “Automation: Communicating with Other Applications.”
Although macros in Microsoft Office Access 2007 are significantly more powerful than macros in previous versions of Access (see Chapter 7, “What Are Macros, and When Do You Need Them?”), it is best to use a combination of both macros and VBA for developing complex solutions. If you would ever like to convert a macro to VBA code, a Save As menu option is available when saving an existing macro.
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 Milwaukee WI 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.