Access 2002 Development Unleashed provides the experienced Access user information needed for high-end enterprise applications. This includes both Jet engine multi-user applications and SQL Server enterprise applications. This book will strengthen their existing Access knowledge and move them to a professional level of development. Written by respected Access professionals, this book will also give readers real world examples for their business solutions and advice from years of working experience.
Topics include: Database Design, Data Access, VBA, Access Client/Server, User Interfaces, Interoperability, Multi-user Issues, Web Publishing with Access.
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.)
I. DATABASE DESIGN UNLEASHED.
1. What's New for Developers in Access 2002.
User Interface Changes. Changes to the VBE. Compatibility with Access 2000 Databases. Database Conversion Error Logging. Offline Data Access Pages. Improved Integration with SQL Server 2000. Other Access 2002 Features.
2. Planning the Development Process.
Gathering Requirements. Architecture. Development Planning. Construction.
3. Database Design and Normalization.
The Relational Design Theory.
4. Advanced Queries.
Using the Query Object. Creating Queries in Access. Creating Advanced Queries. Mastering Totals Queries. Mastering Crosstab Queries. Mastering Parameter Queries. Mastering Pass-Through Queries. Mastering Data Definition Queries.
5. The Microsoft Jet Database Engine.
The History of Microsoft Jet. Using Jet 4.0 Features in Your Applications.
II. DATA ACCESS.
6. Introduction to ActiveX Data Objects.
History of Data Access. Microsoft's Universal Data Access Initiative. ActiveX Data Objects (ADO). The ADO Object Model. Moving from DAO to ADO. The ADO Object Model Compared to DAO.
7. Advanced ADO.
Using the OLE DB Provider for Jet in Access 2002. Accessing Non-Relational Data with ADO. Advances Data Manipulation with ADO. Data Definition with ADOX.
III. USER INTERFACES UNLEASHED.
8. Advanced Form Design.
Form Properties. Access Form Controls. Creating PivotTable and PivotChart Views.
9. Enhancing Forms with ActiveX Controls.
How to Use ActiveX Controls. Using ActiveX Controls. 21 ActiveX Controls. Distributing ActiveX Controls.
10. Reporting Unleashed.
Approaching Reports. Understanding the Architecture of Access Reports. Building a Single Table Report Using the Report Wizard. Customizing Reports. Working with Subreports. Creating Simple Mailing Labels. Publishing a Report. Modifying a Report at Runtime. Building Reports Programmatically. Tips and Tricks.
IV. VBA UNLEASHED.
11. Creating Objects with Class Modules.
Exploring the Benefits of Using Objects. Reviewing Objects, Properties, and Methods. Creating Classes. Creating Properties. Creating Methods. Creating Events. Using Objects. Creating Multiple Instances of an Object. Examining More Object Examples. Implementing an Error Handler Object. Using Objects with VBA Collections.
12. Debugging Access Applications.
Eliminating Logic Errors. Working with the Visual Basic Development Environment (IDE). Working with the Debug Object. Using the Immediate Window. Using the Debugger. Using Conditional Compilation. Application Testing. Practice Debugging Techniques.
13. Professional Error Handling.
Eliminating Syntax Errors. Eliminating Logic Errors. Eliminating Runtime Errors. Errors in Various Applications. Error Handling With Nested Procedures. Advanced Error Topics.
14. Application Optimization.
Strengthening the Foundation: Hardware and Windows _Optimization. Installing the Application for Optimal Performance. Optimizing the Configuration of the Jet Database Engine. Tools to Measure Performance. Looking Behind the Scenes. Optimizing the Database from the Start. Boosting Query Performance. Getting Forms to Run Faster. Writing Fast Code. Coding Tips and Hints.
V. ACCESS CLIENT SERVER.
15. Introducing Access Data Projects and the Visual Tools.
Introducing Access Data Projects. Using ADPs. Working with ADPs and Existing SQL Server Databases. Creating a Project Based on a New Database.
16. Developing Access Front-Ends to Microsoft SQL Server.
Client/Server Architecture: OLE DB Versus ODBC. Setting Up Your SQL Server Front-End Connection. Stored Procedures and SQL Pass-Through Queries. Reporting Against SQL Server in Access 2002. Using Forms in Your Application. Advanced Features of the SQL Server OLE DB Provider. Executing Commands with Parameters. Using a Connection Class.
17. Access 2002 Front-Ends to Oracle.
Accessing Oracle Data with Access. Functions in Oracle Versus Access. Understanding Views and Stored Procedures. Creating an Unbound Interface to Oracle.
18. Using ActiveX Automation.
What Is ActiveX Automation? Why Use Automation? Distinguishing Automation Server Versus Automation Client. Determining Automation Resource Requirements. Understanding the Big Picture. Creating and Setting a Reference to Another Application. Assigning an Object Variable to an Application. Creating an Instance of the Application. Using the Automation Object's Properties and Methods. Releasing the Automation Object. Putting It All Together. Closing the Automation Server Application. Using the UserControl Property to Determine How an _Application Was. Opened. Using WithEvents to Expose Events of the Automation Server. Using the Automation Tips and Techniques.
19. Integrating with Microsoft Office.
Why Integrate with Microsoft Office? Use the Right Tool. Using the Macro Recorder to Write Code. Using Auto Macros. Microsoft Forms. Object Browser. Class Arguments for Office Applications. Automation Example. Automating Word. Automating Excel. Automating PowerPoint. Automating Outlook. Automating Graph.
20. Using Visual Basic with Access.
Creating ActiveX Code Components. Creating ActiveX Controls.
VII. MULTIUSER ISSUES.
21. Multiple Users and Database Locking.
Understanding Multiuser Issues. Reviewing Jet's Multiuser Design. Understanding Jet's Multiuser Locking. Selecting the Proper Architecture. Working With Locks. Optimizing Multiuser Applications. Oracle/SQL Server Locking.
Elements of Security. Workgroup Creation. Users and Groups. Implementing Security Using Startup Options. Security Concerns with Replication. Security for Split Databases. Security for Client/Server. Securing a Database Step by Step. Common Security Errors.
VIII. WEB PUBLISHING WITH ACCESS 2002.
23. Configuring a Web Site for Web Publishing.
Development Versus Production Environment. Choosing Your Platform. What Is the Option Pack? Setting Up Your Web Server. Managing and Configuring Your Web Server. Securing Your Web Applications. What Is the Difference between a Site and a Virtual Directory?
24. Web Enabling Access 2002 with Office Web Components.
What Are the Office XP Web Components? Using the Office Spreadsheet Control. Using the Office Chart Control. Using the Office PivotTable Control.
25. Using Data Access Pages.
Creating Your First Data Access Page. Implementing Interactive Drill-Downs. Incorporating the Office Web Components with DAPs. Scripting Data Access Pages.
26. Web Publishing with Access 2002 and Active Server Pages.
Using Active Server Pages. Understanding Active Server Pages. Getting Started with Active Server Pages. Active Server Pages 101. Real-Life Example: Establishing a Self-Maintaining _Membership-Based Web. Page. Access 2002 Web Publishing with XML. Creating Charts with the Chart Control.