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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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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 Raleigh NC 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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Saving a Form as HTML

You can save forms as HTML documents in one of two ways. The first method is to save a form as HTML by selecting the form in the Navigation Pane and then selecting HTML Document from the More drop-down in the Export group on the External Data tab. (You can also right-click the form in the database Navigation Pane and select Export, HTML Document.) The Export – HTML Document dialog appears. Click Browse to designate the location for the exported document. If you want the system’s default browser to load after the HTML document is saved, click Open the Destination File After the Export Operation Is Complete. Click OK. The HTML Output Options dialog box appears. If desired, click Browse to locate an HTML template file. Click OK to close the dialog box. Only the datasheet associated with the form is saved as HTML; the format of the form itself isn’t saved.

Saving a Form as XML

You can also save forms as XML by selecting the form within the Navigation Pane (or by having the form open and in focus) and clicking XML File from the More drop-down from the Export group on the External Data tab. Browse to select a name and location for the exported document. Click OK to continue. Access can generate three files: filename.xml, filename.xsd, and filename.xsl. The .xml file contains the actual data. The .xsd file contains the schema, or structure, of the data. The .xsl file is the stylesheet for displaying the XML data.

Adding Smart Tags to Your Forms

You use smart tags to perform tasks such as scheduling appointments, emailing letters, and adding Outlook contacts, all based on data displayed on an Access form. You can even determine the weather or get the latest news on each city that appears on an Access form!

Adding a Smart Tag to a Form

Adding a smart tag to an Access form involves these steps:

1. Create a new form or open an existing form in Design view.

2. Select the control on which you want to base the smart tag. For example, if you want to use the smart tag to schedule an appointment, you would probably want to select a control bound to the Contact Name field.

3. Show the Data properties for the control and click within the Smart Tags property.

4. Click the Build button (the ellipsis). The Smart Tags dialog box appears.

5. Click to select the smart tag you want to add. For example, to send mail, schedule a meeting, open an existing contact, and add new contacts, select Person Name.

6. Click OK. A smart tag appears in the Smart Tags property.

Using a Smart Tag

After you have added a smart tag to a control, you will notice smart tag action buttons when you view the form in Form view (see Figure 5.65). Click the action button for a particular record to see the actions available for that smart tag. In Figure 5.66, you can see that the Person Name smart tag has the Send Mail, Schedule a Meeting, Open Contact, and Add to Contacts menu items all associated with it. If, for example, you select the Schedule a Meeting menu item, Microsoft Outlook launches and a new meeting appears.

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 Raleigh NC 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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