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    Access Books (Access 2002)

    Can any body suggest any good books to learn Access 2002.

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    Re: Access Books (Access 2002)

    What do you mean by "learn Access"? If you want to learn how to use the application, build forms, etc., Microsoft Press has an Access Step-by-Step book that will walk you through the essentials. If you want to learn how to *program* Access or the basics of relational database design, that is a different question and different books apply. Tell us how familiar you are with the program and what you hope to learn so we know what books to suggest. The answer will be different if you have never built a database in your life than if you have used VB or another database product and just want to switch to Access, so fill in the blanks for us.
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    Re: Access Books (Access 2002)

    Thanks for your reply Charlotte,
    I have used Access for the last 6 years and have written databases using tables, queries, forms and reports.
    I wish to learn how to use the POWER of Access using macros, VB and other items available.
    Relational database design will also be of an advantage, as the basis of a good database is the initial design.

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    Re: Access Books (Access 2002)

    One book I always recommend for those wanting to learn VBA is "Beginning Access xx VBA" (xx is Access version) by Sussman and Smith. It's a good tuturial.
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    Re: Access Books (Access 2002)

    This is a question that comes up every so often, but since search is temporarily disabled, here are my opinions:

    For any serious Access developer, they should have a copy of The Access Developer's Handbook by Litwin, Gunderloy, Getz and Gilbert. It is the most comprehensive information available in my opinion, but not really written in a tutorial fashion. In other words it is great for solving specific problems, but not as good if you want a nice logical introduction to a general topic. (It is also two volumes.)
    A more tutorial set of books has been written by Alison Balter - and it also contains lots of good practical knowledge. They are titled Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2002 Desktop Development and Alison Balter's Guide to Access 2002 Enterprise Development and are nearly as comprehensive as the Handbook.
    On the other hand, if you really want to dig into VBA and what you can do with things like DAO and ADO, you might want to look at a book in the WROX series called Beginning Access 2000 VBA by Sussman and Smith. A more advanced but less tutorial book also from WROX is Professional Access 2000 Programming by Blackburn, et. al. Finally, there is the VBA Developer's Handbook
    by Getz and Gilbert that intermediate VBA programmers really like. Note that VBA hasn't changed all that much from 97 to 2000 to 2002.

    Hope this helps some - others may want to add books they particularly like.
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    Re: Access Books (Access 2002)

    There is now a Beginning Access 2002 VBA from WROX, by Sussman and group of other authors. I always highly recommend the OReilly books Access Database Design & Programming, by Steven Roman, and VB/VBA in a Nutshell for quick reference. Helen Feddema has a recent book out, Microsoft Access 2002 Inside Out
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