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1. Alison Balter's Mastering Microsoft
2. Access 97 Developer's Handbook
3. Access Database Design and Programming
4. Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft
5. Access 2000 Developer's Handbook

1. Alison Balter's Mastering Microsoft Access 2000 Development
Paperback (26 June, 1999)
list price: $49.99 -- our price: $34.99
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Isbn: 0672314843
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Beginner finds good book
As a beginning programmer with MS Access, I've found Alison Balter's Access 2000 Development book to be very good. It provides enough background information to help understand what's going on, good examples both in the book and on the CD.
4-0 out of 5 stars Very good overall reference
I am not an Access expert, but not a novice either.My background is as a senior mainframe developer and system analyst.This book was perfect for my middle of the road skills.It has well written outlines on all the major Access topics, and has follow up chapters for more advanced users and applications.
5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Access Books
I have to say that this book presents the subject matter in a clear manner.I've been working in Access 97 for several years and needed to get up to speed on Access 2000 and 2003.This book fit the bill nicely.It does have a relatively small section on ado but then again this is not a book on ADO but on Access.I would strongly recommend this book to developers who have had some workin g experience with access.This book has something for everyone, from novice to advanced programmer.I heartily recommend this book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Books: Database    2. Computers    3. Computers - Data Base Management    4. Database Management - General    5. Database management    6. Desktop Applications - MS Access    7. Microsoft Access    8. Access    9. Computers / Database Management / General   


2. Access 97 Developer's Handbook
by Sybex Inc
Paperback (January, 1997)
list price: $59.99
Isbn: 0782119417
Sales Rank: 373118
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Reference Book
Warning this book is not for the faint-hearted! More than 1000 pages of pure reference material for the intermediate/advanced Access user.It's a great book but not one that you can read through from the beginning to the end (and it's not written like that).5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent source material
I've been using this book for over a year, and continually keep going back to it for refreshers, and to look for solutions to new problems.I find this book to be very easy to understand, and my personal Bible for Access '97.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE Bible
As a God-fearing Christian (sans Bible-thumping), I generally object to the label "bible" being applied to software books that are either excessively comprehensive or simply weigh a lot. But when you are looking for a comprehensive guide for programming Access applications, the Access Developer's Handbooks are the best place to start. This, the third edition of the series for Access 97, continues the fine reputation that the authors have earned for their work.Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Bks - Data Base Management    2. Computer Books And Software    3. Computers    4. Computers - Data Base Management    5. Database Management - General    6. Database Management - MSAccess    7. Database management    8. Microcomputer Database Management Software    9. Microsoft Access    10. Microsoft Windows (Computer fi    11. Operating systems (Computers)    12. Access   


3. Access Database Design and Programming (Nutshell Handbook)
by O'Reilly
Paperback (01 July, 1999)
list price: $34.95
Isbn: 1565926269
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Just What I Needed
In seeking out materials to train myself on Access 2003, I have found several books that have done adequate or good jobs of teaching the program. Most of them, however, did not do so well on teaching database theory or on instructing in how to use the native programming environment. This book helped to fill in the gaps. It is not perfect but it certainly was a good place to start.
4-0 out of 5 stars this book got me started on databases...
Years ago, I've picked this book up to learn Access... I haven't used Access for quite a while now (mostly an Oracle person now), but I still have fond memories of this book.Not only does this book teach you Access, and it does that very well, it also go through the database fundamentals. An overall great book, imho.

4-0 out of 5 stars If you own 2 Access books, this should be one of them
I first read Steven Roman's book on Access a few years ago when it was written for Access 97. I recently bought a copy of the current version as a reference.
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Subjects:  1. Computer Books: Database    2. Computers    3. Computers - Data Base Management    4. Database Management - General    5. Database design    6. Database management    7. Desktop Applications - MS Access    8. Microcomputer Database Management Software    9. Microsoft Access    10. Programming - Visual Basic - VBA (Visual Basic for Applicati    11. Access    12. Basic, Visual Basic & QBasic   


4. Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Access 2000 Programming in 24 Hours (Teach Yourself -- Hours)
Paperback (13 December, 1999)
list price: $24.99
Isbn: 0672316617
Sales Rank: 484088
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Some useful information, but poorly presented and edited.
This book is intended for very novice programmers, and, at least in the first seven chapters I have managed to slog through, covers Visual Basic and only passingly covers how to program for Access.The presentation is poor, both due to the awkward and affected style (e.g. "Conditional code is the traffic cop of computer programs.Individual lines of code solve singular problems.") and completely indecipherable statements such as "A collection is a user-defined datatype.The users who defined the collection are the programmers who wrote Access." Parts of the book are very basic, such as the sections describing the parts of the computer--the RAM, hard disk, bus, etc, and also has problems, such as "The electircal wire along which information travels is referred to as a bus.The microprocessor's address and data bus store the information of where data resides in memory."Confusing and inaccurate.5-0 out of 5 stars This book is really great!
I've been trying to learn programming now for about 7 years.Actually I started trying to learn exactly 20 years ago.I just never could figure it out.Now that I've worked through the first 10 chapters of this great book, I'm doing all sorts of things, I wrote an access basic double line word wrap module, as well as a module that interprets musical signs for input into MUP (a really great program...).I also wrote code to calculate totals for expenses in different categories and currencies as well as mileage calculation, which was impossible to do with the normal report tools.I've also written code for inputting a ms-directory listing (print to file) and outputting a file path and filename, which can then be imported and made into functional links.I've also written code to generate numbers (to print labels of consecutive numbers) and I wrote the code faster than I could have done it for example with excel.I highly recommend this book for anybody who wants to do programming and just can't seem to figure it out.Of course if you do have a knack for programming, you'll learn all sorts of neat tricks, I found this book very inspiring.And even then, I only have Access97, and was still able to adapt it (since it is written for Access2000) and the adapting was very little problem.I'm sure his new book for Access2002 will be just as good!

2-0 out of 5 stars It's OK
Still haven't got some of the examples to work even though I have gone blind picking thru the code to see why. This book taught me some things but I think it jumps ahead at teams leaving gaps. ... Read more

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5. Access 2000 Developer's Handbook 2 Volume Set
by Sybex
Paperback (15 December, 1999)
list price: $99.99
Isbn: 0782123716
Sales Rank: 479752
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Highly Overrated
I purchased this 2 book set in hopes of advancing my knowledge of Access and VBA.I could not find any useful information on functions such as DateAdd, DatePart, Nz, DLookup, DSum, DCount, etc.These are major parts of Access and are very useful once you learn them, but the Developers Handbook does not even cover these functions and how to use them.Or if it does, you can't find out where by searching the index.I've yet to find any information I'm looking for in these books.

5-0 out of 5 stars Kudos to the Authors
It has already been said, Simply the best! I'm finding more and more Web sites/threaded discussions using or pointing to the code found in the Access Developer's Handbook and VBA Developer's Handbook.5-0 out of 5 stars Paid for themselves in a day
I am a software developer and have been in business since 1982. I have never gotten more bank for my buck than with these books. I didn't think Access was worth a flip for program development until I bought these books. I have since developed a vertical market package for the seafood industry that sells itself by demo. Thanks Ken, Paul and Mike. ... Read more

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