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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 Tacoma WA 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 the DoCmd Object

Most macro commands can be performed in VBA code by using the DoCmd object. The macro action becomes a method of the DoCmd object, and the arguments associated with each macro action become the arguments of the method. For example, the following method of the DoCmd object is used to open a form:

DoCmd.OpenForm “frmClients”, acNormal, “”, “[tblClients]![IntroDate]>Date()-30”, _

acEdit, acNormal

The OpenForm method of the DoCmd object that opens the form appears as the first argument to the method. The second argument indicates the view in which the form is opened. The third and fourth arguments specify a filter and Where condition, respectively. The fifth argument of the OpenForm method specifies the Data mode for the form (Add, Edit, or Read Only). The sixth argument indicates the Window mode (Normal, Hidden, Minimized, or Dialog).

Notice the intrinsic constants used for the OpenForm arguments; they help make the code more readable. You can find them in the Help for each DoCmd method.

Practical Examples: Adding an AutoExec Macro to the Time and Billing Application

In Chapter 10, “Advanced Form Techniques,” you will learn how to add a switchboard to your application. For now, you’ll build an AutoExec macro that acts as the launching point for your application. The macro will start the application by hiding the Navigation Pane, displaying a message to the user, and opening the frmClients form.

Build the macro shown in Figure 7.28. Start by opening a new macro in Design view. Set the first action of the macro to RunCommand and then set the DatabaseCommand argument to WindowHide. This will hide the Navigation Pane when it’s run. Set the second action of the macro to MsgBox and set the message to Welcome to the Client Billing Application. Set Beep to No, the Type to Information, and the Title to Welcome. The final action of the macro opens the frmClients form. Set the action to OpenForm and set the FormName to frmClients. Leave the rest of the arguments at their default values.

Close and reopen the database. The AutoExec macro should automatically execute when the database is opened. Close the database and open it again, holding down the Shift key to prevent the macro from executing.


Many end users try to develop entire applications by using macros. Although this is possible, you will generally want to use a combination of macros and modules to build your applications.

New to Microsoft Office Access 2007 are embedded macros. You associate these macros with a specific event. Also new to Microsoft Office Access 2007 are the capability to add error handling to a macro and the capability to include variables in a macro. These three new features make macros a much more viable choice for application 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 Tacoma WA 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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