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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 optimium efficiency with all the features you need. After we devleop 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.

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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 San Antonio 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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What's New In Microsoft Access 2019?

If you're upgrading to Access 2019 from Access 2016, you'll still have all the features you're used to and you'll notice a few new ones as well!

Visualize your data with new charts. Choose from 11 new charts and make it easier to understand the data stored in forms and reports. Match fields to chart dimensions and preview your changes instantly.

Here's just a sampling of the new charts you can use in your Access databases.

Example Microsoft Access Chart

Database with pie chart in the center of the screen.
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Column Charts

In a column chart, categories display along the horizontal axis (Axis (Category) property) and values display along the vertical axis (Values (Y axis) property).
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Line charts

In a line chart, categories are distributed evenly along the horizontal axis (Axis (Category) property) and values are distributed evenly along the vertical axis (Values (Y axis) property).
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Bar Charts

In a bar chart, categories are organized along the vertical axis (Values (Y axis) property) and values are organized along the horizontal axis (Axis Category) property). Bar charts reverse the normal placement of the axis and values dimensions.
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Pie Charts

In a Pie chart, categories show as pie slices (Axis (Category) property). Data values (Values (Y axis) property) are summed as a percentage to a whole shown as the pie circle.
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Combo Charts

A Combo chart combines two or more chart types, such as a clustered column chart and a line chart, to explain different but related data.
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Microsoft Buys $80 Million Data Center In San Antonio Texas

Microsoft Corp. purchased an $80 million data center on the far West Side this week, continuing its 12-year effort to cluster data centers in San Antonio. Microsoft Corp. purchased an $80 million data center on the far West Side this week, continuing its 12-year effort to cluster data centers in San Antonio.

Microsoft Corp. purchased an $80 million data center on the far West Side this week, continuing its 12-year effort to cluster data centers in San Antonio. The corporation bought the 34-acre, 202,000 square-foot center at 5200 Rogers Road for an undisclosed price on Tuesday from Chevron, the California-based energy company, property records show.

The data center appears to be the fourth that Microsoft either owns or is building in San Antonio, all on the far West Side, according to property records. The corporation also owns nearly $100 million worth of equipment in two data centers operated by CyrusOne in that area. A spokesperson for Microsoft didn’t respond to a request for comment.

In December 2015, Microsoft bought 158 acres of land in the Texas Research Park, about five miles west of Loop 1604, in order to build a $1 billion, 1 million-square-foot data center. Construction is slated to be completed in the early 2020s. The corporation's first data center in San Antonio, a 427,000 square-foot facility in Westover Hills, was completed in 2005.

When the Texas Research Park facility is complete, Microsoft's data centers will include about 2 million square feet of space, according to the Bexar Appraisal District and news reports. The district assessed the properties, and Microsoft's equipment in the CyrusOne centers, at a total of $844 million this year.

The far West Side's cheap and plentiful electricity, thanks to the numerous substations that CPS Energy has there, makes it a desirable location for data centers, said Marty Wender, a developer who was instrumental in building Westover Hills. The area has become a "hub for data centers," with 10 facilities, he said.

San Antonio’s low probability of natural disasters such as hurricanes and ice storms makes it well-suited for data centers, Wender said. The city of San Antonio and the state of Texas have also offered incentives for Microsoft to build some of its facilities. The city of San Antonio profits from the data centers by selling power to them, Wender said. Nearly 30 percent of the city’s fiscal year 2018 budget, or $352.5 million, is expected to come from CPS Energy.

From My San Antonio, November 4, 2017.

Limiting A Microsoft Access Report To A Date Range

Sometimes we just need a bit of code to solve a nagging problem. Here is one programming approach to limit the records in a report to a rang of dates that the user specifies.

Use A Parameter Query

To create the parameter query:

Create a query to use as the RecordSource of your report.
In query design view, in the Criteria row under your date field, enter:
>= [StartDate] < [EndDate] + 1

Choose Parameters from the Query menu, and declare two parameters of type Date/Time:
StartDate Date/Time
EndDate Date/Time

To display the limiting dates on the report, open your report in Design View, and add two text boxes to the Report Header section. Set their ControlSource property to =StartDate and =EndDate respectively.

(Note: Step 3 is optional, but strongly recommended. It prevents invalid dates being entered, and helps Access understand the date regardless of your regional setting date format.)

The simplest approach is to base the report on a parameter query. This approach works for all kinds of queries, but has these disadvantages:

  • Inflexible: both dates must be entered.
  • Inferior interface: two separate dialog boxes pop up
  • No way to supply defaults.

Adapted from Allen Browne's Tips For Microsoft Access blog, now inactive.