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MS Access Macro – How To Open a Report

An MS Access macro is a great tool for automating our databases. We can use Microsoft Access macro actions for many tasks. In this demonstration I am going to open a report by using a macro. The MS Access macro designer has three main columns 1. Macro Name 2. Action 3. Comment Enter the name [...]

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Working with Microsoft Access databases

One should always use the right tool for the right job. If you want to store large volumes of data and have many users then think if Microsoft Access databases are the best way to go. Microsoft Access databases tend to be better suited to small systems with around ten or less users. For anything [...]

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Advantages of using a Microsoft Access Database

In today’s information age we are becoming less reliant on paper. When keeping records, be it household or business, it is a good idea to keep our information using some kind of computer solution. A Microsoft Access Database provides the perfect solution to our problems. There are different approaches we can take. We could look [...]

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Discovering the Microsoft Office Access database

Microsoft Office has been around for many years and includes at its core Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Microsoft Office is the world’s most popular office suite and is used on millions of PC desktops. The application used for storing and retrieving large volumes of data is the Microsoft Office Access database. Previously it [...]

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What is a database?

A database is a collection of information. A Microsoft Access database provides a mechanism for storing, retrieving and manipulating that information.

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How To Add A Spellchecker To An Access Database Form

When entering data one can occasionally misspell a word or two. We are all used to having a spell checker at hand when typing a Word document for instance. Why should a spell check be limited to Word documents? Surely it would be of benefit if we could incorporate something similar in an Access database. [...]

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Why Use An Access Database?

In today’s ever changing world it is important a business has the correct tools to improve efficiency. If you are a small to medium sized business you may find you are not being as productive in some areas as you would like. There are many aspects of a business that can be automated…..it could be [...]

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Access Database Versions

Over the years MS Access has not changed much in terms of it’s interface and the basic building blocks it contains. I started off using Access version 2. This was a good version in many respects, but was prone to being unstable when handling large amounts of data or users. The Jet database engine has [...]

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Microsoft Access 2007

Microsoft Access is alive and kicking and is available in it’s latest incarnation “Access 2007″. It is unclear just how many companies have switched to it or Office 2007 in general, but I suspect the take up is slow. Personally I am not keen on Access 2007 because it seems too much of a radical [...]

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