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What can i do to be as good as (you) at access..

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is there tutorials, I bought an access book, but it tells me how to make a form. I just past that. I'm somewhat fimilar with VB, and maybe somethign stupid, but id prefer vb over a macro, even though its essentially the same thing. I like being able to minipulate the items. Please someone let me know thanks in advance
Jan 31 '08 #1
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Jim Doherty
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is there tutorials, I bought an access book, but it tells me how to make a form. I just past that. I'm somewhat fimilar with VB, and maybe somethign stupid, but id prefer vb over a macro, even though its essentially the same thing. I like being able to minipulate the items. Please someone let me know thanks in advance

Learning is pretty much same in everything in life. Depending how much intelligent consideration you can put into it overall determines your skill level. Practice makes perfect or near perfect as one can get. As for 'choice' you have made the right one from the beginning and that is code.

There is an abundance of kindly offered samples that you can get your teeth into scattered all over the internet provided kindly by those people who stick with the free spirit of the web. Delve into those dismantle them, where that option is available to you, replicate their methods until you come up with something that you like better or consider as more efficient yourself working in conjunction with your book so as not to acquire shall we say 'bad habit?'.

You will notice a recurring number of websites almost dedicated to providing help to the newbie, bookmark those and revisit them to see any new offerings...... then one day you will be able to give something back too. :)

Simple googling will give you the answers that you seek and the reference points which to learn from. Above all don't be afraid to ask.

Regards

Jim
Jan 31 '08 #2

jaxjagfan
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I have found the Bible series (IE Access 2003 Bible) to be a great source for learning. I have copies of previous Access/Excel projects I have done as well as some stuff others have done in a folder called "toolbox". No need to reinvent the wheel - just modify it to fit what you're building.

Code is far better than macros - much more dynamic. I started with macros until I learned the code equivalents and what I could do with code.

You will eventually develop your own library as well as style. No 2 programmers think alike or tackle a problem the same way.

Analyze the process the application is being used in as well as the skill of the end users. Quite often, to build a quality application, you will have to know the business process as well or even better than the end users.
Jan 31 '08 #3

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