A friendly, step-by-step guide to the Microsoft Office database application Access may be the least understood and most challenging application in the Microsoft Office suite. This guide is designed to help anyone who lacks experience in creating and managing a database learn to use Access 2010 quickly and easily.
In the classic For Dummies tradition, the book provides an education in Access, the interface, and the architecture of a database. It explains the process of building a database, linking information, sharing data, generating reports, and much more.
As the Microsoft Office database application, Access may be the least understood and most challenging part of the Office suite Access 2010 For Dummies walks newcomers through building and using their first database Covers linking information in a database, setting relationships, modeling data, and building tables Explores how to extract data from Access and get specific answers, create forms, and export data in reports A section for more experienced users looks at analyzing errors and creating an interface Fully updated for the newest version, Access 2010 For Dummies gets new Access users up to speed and helps veterans get the most from the Office database application.
Laurie A. Ulrich
, Ken Cook
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:
23 April 2010
Professional and scholarly
Introduction 1 Part I: Basic Training 9 Chapter 1: Getting to Know Access 2010 11 Chapter 2: Finding Your Way Around Access 37 Chapter 3: Database Basics 59 Part II: Getting It All on the Table 79 Chapter 4: Keys, Relationships, and Indexes 81 Chapter 5: Remodeling Your Data 99 Chapter 6: What's Happening Under the Table? 115 Part III: Data Mania and Management 139 Chapter 7: Creating Data Forms 141 Chapter 8: Importing and Exporting Data 155 Chapter 9: Editing Data Automatically 169 Chapter 10: Gather Locally, Share Globally 181 Part IV: Ask Your Data, and Ye Shall Receive Answers 201 Chapter 11: Fast Finding, Filtering, and Sorting Data 203 Chapter 12: I Was Just Asking . . . for Answers 219 Chapter 13: I'll Take These AND Those OR Them 245 Chapter 14: Queries That Think Faster Than You 255 Chapter 15: Calculating with Your Data 267 Chapter 16: Flying into Action Queries 283 Part V: Plain and Fancy Reporting 295 Chapter 17: Quick and Not-So-Dirty Automatic Reporting 297 Chapter 18: Dazzling Report Design 319 Chapter 19: Headers and Footers and Groups, Oh My! 345 Chapter 20: Magical Mass Mailings 367 Part VI: More Power to You 375 Chapter 21: Making It All Better with the Analyzer Tools 377 Chapter 22: Hello! Creating an Interface to Welcome Database Users 389 Part VII: The Part of Tens 399 Chapter 23: Ten Common Problems 401 Chapter 24: Ten Uncommon Tips 413 Index 421
Laurie Ulrich Fuller is a highly experienced tech author, consultant, and Office trainer. Her consulting firm, Limehat & Company, offers training, Web development, and marketing services. Ken Cook is a database design expert, consultant, and author of several books on Office and Excel.