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    Looking for VBA Book

    Hi List,

    I am a Cobol Programmer that has picked up a contract to write a system in Access/VBA. I am looking for help in learning Access/VBA and want to find a book on the order of "Access/VBA For Cobol Programmers". Some sort of methodology and vocabulary translator so that I might be able to understand the vernacular of the VBA world in relation to what I have done for over 30 years in the mainframe CICS/Cobol world.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Charlotte of the Access Board suggested that I post here.

    TIA
    ElDinosaurio

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    Re: Looking for VBA Book

    I doubt that you'd find that type of book.

    A good book to start with is Steve Roman's. It's from O'Reiley and is titled something like Access Database Design and Programming.

    For serious Access work, you also need Ken Getz's two volume set Access 2000 Developer's Handbook Set (ISBN: 0782123716). There will be a version for Access 2002, I know not when.

    And O'Reilly has :

    ADO: Activex Data Objects (ISBN: 1565924150)

    DAO Object Model : The Definitive Reference (ISBN: 1565924355)

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    Re: Looking for VBA Book

    Howard, thanks for the references. I have a "'C' for Cobol Programmers" which got me through the transformation to "C++" when I needed it. I was hoping . . .

    ElDinosaurio

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    Re: Looking for VBA Book

    If you already know C/C++, you might want to look at
    C++ for Visual Basic Programmers (ISBN: 1893115763).

    Reading that may give a good feel for VB.
    In effect, VBA is a core set of VB thingees plus an application specific application specific object model.

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    Re: Looking for VBA Book

    Have you tried posting at the:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://news:comp.lang.cobol> COBOL USENET NEWSGROUP </A>
    Attention COBOL Programmers! The newsgroup is a great way to get answers to some of your burning questions on the use of the language. In addition, representatives of most of the COBOL compiler companies monitor the newgroup. That means you can get answers to your tech support questions without having to call your compiler company. If your web browser supports newsgroup access click on the hypertext link above to go into the newsgroup.

    Note: the above link don't work! remove "http://" from the address and it may work

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    Re: Looking for VBA Book

    The COBOL FAQ is at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.cobolreport.com/faqs/cobolfaq.htm>http://www.cobolreport.com/faqs/cobolfaq.htm</A>.

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