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Where can I find reference documentation for Access?

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I'm very new to Access, although I have programmed extensively with
VBScript. I'm looking for documentation for the scripting language used
to write Macros. I'd even appreciate if someone could tell me what that
scripting language is called.

I recogzine the syntax from VBScript, but there are all these objects
like ADODB.Recordset, Me, CurrentProject that I don't know much about
and I don't have a good idea of the framework.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Kevin

Jan 4 '06 #1
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It's called VBA, visual basic for applications. You'll want to get a book on
programming VBA for MS Access. Or a standard book on Access will have an
intro.
good luck
-John

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I'm very new to Access, although I have programmed extensively with
VBScript. I'm looking for documentation for the scripting language used
to write Macros. I'd even appreciate if someone could tell me what that
scripting language is called.

I recogzine the syntax from VBScript, but there are all these objects
like ADODB.Recordset, Me, CurrentProject that I don't know much about
and I don't have a good idea of the framework.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Kevin

Jan 4 '06 #2

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The programming language in Access is Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

It's not a scripting language it's a fully formed procedural language.

You have to be careful with the word macro. I realise that in Word/Excel
etc they refer to VBA code as being synonymous with macros but this is due
to an unfortunate history in the development of coding for these
applications.

In Access a macro is a specific way to automatically carry out user actions,
it does not refer to VBA code.

You can get a lot of help from the VBA help file, this is the one you get
from the code window not from the main Access window, but I suspect from the
way your question is phrased that you may well need to look at obtaining a
beginners programming book of some kind.
--

Terry Kreft
<au******@quasika.net> wrote in message
news:11*********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...
I'm very new to Access, although I have programmed extensively with
VBScript. I'm looking for documentation for the scripting language used
to write Macros. I'd even appreciate if someone could tell me what that
scripting language is called.

I recogzine the syntax from VBScript, but there are all these objects
like ADODB.Recordset, Me, CurrentProject that I don't know much about
and I don't have a good idea of the framework.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Kevin

Jan 5 '06 #3

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Red
You poor soul... we all have these questions when we begin... here's a
link that I use very often.. it is for Access 97, but, the language is
the same ;)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/archive/de.../D6/S5B5EF.asp
From that link you can browse around and find all sorts of good

information... If you are halfway decent at programming in any
language, VBA is surely easy.

Jan 5 '06 #4

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