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    Re: Access (2002 (10.2616.2625))

    Wrox publishes (published? these probably are obsolete) a large number of VB books, some of which cover specifically database issues. You can get a general idea here:

    Beginning Visual Basic 6 Database Programming
    Professional Visual Basic 6 Databases

    There actually is a specific VB databases for Dummies, as I discovered on Amazon:

    Visual Basic 6 Database Programming for Dummies

    However, I'm not sure whether any of these are the best book to use to learn VB from scratch. What is your background so far?

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    Re: Access (2002 (10.2616.2625))

    Do you really mean VB6? As Jefferson assumed, people usually mean the VB6 compiler when they mention VB. The programming language within Access and other Office applications is VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)

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    Re: Access (2002 (10.2616.2625))

    Being totally new to VB I did not know there was a difference between VB and VBA. I am looking for a book to write code in an Access database so I guess it would be VBA?

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    Re: Access (2002 (10.2616.2625))

    In total I have written about 10 lines of code by myself so I guess you could say I am very new to all of it. I have been finding a lot of help here in the lounge. This is the best place.

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    Access VBA Books (2002 (10.2616.2625))

    I am looking for a good book to teach me VB. I need it to make Access databases.
    I was thinking the VB book for dummies...

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    Re: Access VBA Books (2002 (10.2616.2625))

    OK, I will move this thread to the Access forum.

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    Re: Access (2002 (10.2616.2625))

    See the threads starting at <post#=251186>post 251186</post#> and <post#=260825>post 260825</post#> for some suggestions.

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    Re: Access (2002 (10.2616.2625))

    The Access programming for Dummies is OK to start with, I have that and the Access Developer's books by Litwin Getz etc. While there is a bit of a hole between the two (understatement of the year) I managed to bridge the gap by asking questions on here.

    I went from no lines of code to using VBA as a preference over the macro facility in Access in under a month, with no previous coding experience of any worth.

    The VBA editor environment is really rather helpful having lots of 'templates' for the various commands you can use.

    The hardest part is working out what command to use, when the help files fails, you can't find it with a search of the lounge and your head hurts, Hans and Co are better than asprin [img]/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Ian

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