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Hi, I'm trying to scope a MS Access project and was looking for some
advise. Will VB programming/ experience be required to build out
something like the Northwinds sample database?

We'd like a DB system to manage member records, their administrators
and to query for random mailings/results. Does Access 07 have easy
ways to generate individual or group mailings? Will RAND and SELECT
WHERE SQL statements be enough for random sampling or will this
require some outside programming?
Are the form controls easy to use generating reports? Thanks for any
help getting started or finding resources.

Apr 9 '07 #1
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If you are building a database to handle members, membership reminders and
payments, newsletters/mailings etc, you will probably end up using some VBA
code along the way. The wizards can help to build some things for you (such
as opening forms and reports.) Just noticed that you said A 07, so the
wizards may generate embedded macros rather than code.

If you value your time, you might want to consider buying John Viescas'
book, "Building Microsoft Access Applications" (Microsoft Press, 2005.) The
CD includes a membership database. So effectively you pay for the
documentation, and get the database for free. You can read up about this
database and what it does here:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...ffice.11).aspx

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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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Hi, I'm trying to scope a MS Access project and was looking for some
advise. Will VB programming/ experience be required to build out
something like the Northwinds sample database?

We'd like a DB system to manage member records, their administrators
and to query for random mailings/results. Does Access 07 have easy
ways to generate individual or group mailings? Will RAND and SELECT
WHERE SQL statements be enough for random sampling or will this
require some outside programming?

Are the form controls easy to use generating reports? Thanks for any
help getting started or finding resources.
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