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Access 2019 Bible

By : Michael Alexander
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Access 2019 Bible

By: Michael Alexander

Overview of this book

Access 2019 Bible is your, comprehensive reference to the world's most popular database management tool. With clear guidance toward everything from the basics to the advanced, this go-to reference helps you take advantage of everything Access 2019 has to offer. Whether you're new to Access or getting started with Access 2019, you'll find everything you need to know to create the database solution perfectly tailored to your needs, with expert guidance every step of the way. The companion website features all examples and databases used in the book, plus trial software and a special offer from Database Creations. Start from the beginning for a complete tutorial, or dip in and grab what you need when you need it. Access enables database novices and programmers to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data, as well as build powerful, integrable, custom database solutions — but databases can be complex, and difficult to navigate. This book helps you harness the power of the database with a solid understanding of their purpose, construction, and application. From database fundamentals and terminology to XML and Web services, this book has everything you need to maximize Access 2019 and build the database you need.
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Using Access Data Macros

For a long time, macros were considered the poor cousins of VBA statements. Although in many ways VBA and macros were equivalent in their capabilities, macros have always been considered inferior to VBA for handling an application's logic.

The problems with traditional Access macros were considerable:

  • Macros existed as separate database objects, so keeping track of the macro's effect on a particular form was often difficult. Because there was no direct connection between a form (or a report, for that matter) and a macro, it was easy to break the macro by deleting or renaming it. VBA code encapsulated within the form's code module never had this problem.
  • There was no way to trap or handle errors in macros. In versions of Access prior to 2007, macros would simply stop running and display an error dialog box if something unexpected...