Ebook Suggestions Access 2010


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folderann

Hi Folks:-
I'm an IT professional Systems Administrator for a large gov agency -
new to Access 2010. Under pressure, I've got a database populated from
External Data replies. But I need a fundamental knowledge before I
get in too deep just learning how to do the next thing. I have some
(VC++) programming experience, along with deep OS (MS/Linux) exposure.

Any suggestions for a beginne Access 2010 ebook or any other ideas?

Thanks!!!! ---> Mike
 
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Access Developer

folderann said:
Any suggestions for a beginne Access 2010
ebook or any other ideas?
I like, and hear good reports from others, about "Access 2010 -- Inside Out"
by John Viescas and Jeff Conrad, published by Microsoft Press. The book
shown in my SIG below concentrates on data structure for a number of
business functions. You don't "program a solution" as you do in C, C++. or
C# -- you create your data structure, create forms and reports, and sprinkle
in some code that executes in response to defined events.

I haven't looked over a copy in years, but a good introductory book in
previous versions, rather small, was "Microsft Access - Step by Step". If
you see one of those in your bookstore (or find it at an online bookseller),
it might be worth the time you'd spend going through it.

You'll find an excellent treatment of the subject in Designing Effective
Database Systems, Rebecca M. Riordan, published by Addison-Wesley in their
Microsoft Technology Series.

There's a good (but far from "exhaustive") list of useful websites at
http://sp.ntpcug.org/accesssig/.

Crystal Long has posted quite a few very good tutorials on YouTube.
 
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folderann

Thanks for your quick reply.

I was looking at the books you mentioned -including your's- and
probably will get them al -l budget permitting.

I really appreciate your help.

---Mike
 
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Access Developer

You are most welcome. I participate here to try to be of help -- a lot of
people who helped me over the years only asked that I return the favor to
someone else when I was able.
 

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