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"Access Cookbook, Second Edition" Released by O'Reilly

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Solutions to Everyday User Interface and Programming Problems
O'Reilly Releases "Access Cookbook, Second Edition"

Sebastopol, CA--Neither reference book nor tutorial, "Access Cookbook,
Second Edition" (O'Reilly, US $49.95), by Ken Getz, Paul Litwin, and
Andy Baron, delivers hundreds of practical examples, up-to-date
suggestions, and handy solutions to real-world problems that Access users
and developers have faced, will likely face, and perhaps haven't yet
even considered as they attempt to build increasingly complex and even
more productive applications.

"This is an idea book," claim Getz, Litwin, and Baron. "If you're
using Access and you aspire to create database applications that are more
than wizard-created clones of every other database application, this is
the book for you."

Featuring the reader-friendly, highly useful problem-solution format that
O'Reilly cookbooks are known for, "Access Cookbook, Second Edition"
delivers easy-to-find and ready-to-digest "recipes" for more than 170
common (and not so common) Access problems. A single recipe in this
cookbook can save hours of frustration, but the "Access Cookbook" is much
more than a handy assortment of cut-and-paste code. Alongside each recipe,
the authors present insights on how Access works, potential pitfalls,
interesting programming techniques that are used in the solution, and how
and why the solution works, so readers can adapt the problem-solving
techniques to other similar situations.

Fully updated and expanded, the second edition of "Access Cookbook"
includes four brand-new chapters covering Access and SharePoint,
SmartTags, .NET, and XML. Each recipe has been tested for compatibility
with Access 2003, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.

Access power users and programmers at all levels, from the relatively
inexperienced to the most sophisticated, will rely on the "Access
Cookbook" for quick, timely solutions to gnarly problems, such as:

-Specifying query criteria at runtime, rather than at design time
-Restricting the user to a single row of a form
-Preventing a report from printing when it contains no records
-Making slow forms run faster
-Ensuring that application user interface objects present a uniform and
consistent appearance
-Controlling a printer's paper source programmatically
-Referencing data from multiple SQL Server databases in a single Access
data Project page
-Using contact information from an Access database when sending email
using Outlook
-Posting ASP.NET data to an Access database
-Importing and exporting XML documents

To make things easier yet, "Access Cookbook, Second Edition" includes a
CD-ROM with Access databases that contain the solutions for each problem
presented in the text.

Praise for the first edition:

"The title pretty well says it all, and if you work with Access or plan to
or even just want to know some of the things Access can do, you need this
--Jerry Pournelle, Byte.com, April 2002

"If you've ever wondered how to create an Access query that uses
case-sensitive criteria or how to keep a report from breaking at an
inappropriate spot, check out 'Access Cookbook'...The authors show you how
to overcome these problems--and much more--for Access 97, 2000, and 2002."
--James E. Powell, "The Office Letter," May 2002

"A good book with clear code and some interesting suggestions about
solutions for a wide range of problems."
--Computer Shopper, August 2002

Further reviews can be found at:

Additional Resources:

Chapter 7, "VBA," is available online at:

For more information about the book, including table of contents, index,
author bios, and samples, see:

For a cover graphic in JPEG format, go to:

Access Cookbook, Second Edition
Ken Getz, Paul Litwin, and Andy Baron
ISBN 0-596-00678-0, 810 pages, $49.95 US, $72.95 CA

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