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Morning all,

I've found over the years that this newsgroup is an absolute fountain of
knowledge and I have been able to use heaps of stuff in the databases
I've written. Personal knowledge and experience can never be properly
put into a text book.

I need to extend my reference material further and was wondering what
resources people recommend. The most recent publication recommended is
Microsoft Access Version 2002 (or 2003) Step by Step. However, do
others know of, use and recommend anything else. Obviously nothing
beats getting in, having a go and seeing what happens but having a good
resource library is a good backup.

Looking forward to any responses.

Stinky Pete ;-)*
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Mar 10 '07 #1
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Stinky Pete wrote:
Morning all,

I've found over the years that this newsgroup is an absolute fountain of
knowledge and I have been able to use heaps of stuff in the databases
I've written. Personal knowledge and experience can never be properly
put into a text book.

I need to extend my reference material further and was wondering what
resources people recommend. The most recent publication recommended is
Microsoft Access Version 2002 (or 2003) Step by Step. However, do
others know of, use and recommend anything else. Obviously nothing
beats getting in, having a go and seeing what happens but having a good
resource library is a good backup.
Buy a good book on the design and implementation of relational
databases. Preferably one that has nothing to do with a Microsoft
application or any other database product.
Mar 10 '07 #2

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Looking forward to any responses.

Search Amazon.com for VBA, VB6, SQL references, instead of MS Access.
I'm discovering that these references will strengthen each ingredient
in the pot.

Greg

Mar 10 '07 #3

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Zac Woodall has just created a list of the books coming out on Access 2007:
http://blogs.msdn.com/clintcovington...007-books.aspx

This is a watershed version, significantly different from previous ones, so
buying one of these will be the best use of your money going forward. The
new Step-by-Step version is listed.

Based on the previous versions, the Inside Out one (John Viescas and Jeff
Conrad) will be a good mix of getting you started while still taking you
where you want to go.

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

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Morning all,

I've found over the years that this newsgroup is an absolute fountain of
knowledge and I have been able to use heaps of stuff in the databases I've
written. Personal knowledge and experience can never be properly put into
a text book.

I need to extend my reference material further and was wondering what
resources people recommend. The most recent publication recommended is
Microsoft Access Version 2002 (or 2003) Step by Step. However, do others
know of, use and recommend anything else. Obviously nothing beats getting
in, having a go and seeing what happens but having a good resource library
is a good backup.

Looking forward to any responses.

Stinky Pete ;-)*
*
Mar 10 '07 #4

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