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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 Sacramento CA 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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Required: Making the User Enter a Value The Required property is very important: It determines whether you require that a value be entered into a field. This property is useful for foreign key fields, when you want to make sure data is entered into the field. It’s also useful for any field containing information that’s needed for business reasons (company name, for example).

NOTE: A foreign key field is a field that is looked up in another table. For example, in the case of a Customers table and an Orders table, both might contain a CustomerID field. In the Customers table, the CustomerID is the primary key field. In the Orders table, the CustomerID is the foreign key field because its value is looked up in the Customers table.

Set the Required property of the CompanyName and PhoneNumber fields to Yes. Switch to Datasheet view and try to add a new record, leaving the CompanyName and PhoneNumber fields blank. Make sure you enter a value for at least one of the other fields in the record. When you try to move off the record, the error message shown in Figure 2.13 appears.

FIGURE 2.13 A message appears when you leave blank a field that has the Required property set to Yes.

Allow Zero Length: Accommodating Situations with Nonexistent Data The Allow Zero Length property is similar to the Required property. Use it to determine whether you allow the user to enter a zero-length string (“”). A zero-length string isn’t the same as a Null (which represents the absence of an entry); a zero-length string indicates that the data doesn’t exist for that particular field. For example, a foreign employee might not have a Social Security number. When you enter a zero-length string, the data entry person can indicate that the Social Security number doesn’t exist.

Add a new field called ContactName and set its Required property to Yes. Try to add a new record and enter two quotation marks (“”) in the ContactName field. You should not get an error message because, in Access 2007, the Allow Zero Length property defaults to Yes. Your zero-length string will appear blank when you move off the field. Return to the Design view of the table. Change the setting for the Allow Zero Length property to No. Go back to Datasheet view and once again enter two quotation marks in the ContactName field. This time you should not be successful. You should get the error message shown in Figure 2.14.

FIGURE 2.14 The result of entering “” when the Allow Zero Length property is set to No.

CAUTION: In previous versions of Access, the default setting for the Allow Zero Length property was No. Under Access 2002, Access 2003, and Access 2007, Microsoft has changed this default setting to Yes. Pay close attention to this default behavior, especially if you’re accustomed to working with prior releases of the product.

This material originally 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 Sacramento CA 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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