This book addresses an unmet need in this topic area. It is a complete beginner's tutorial resource to tips, troubleshooting, techniques, and program development for Access 2002. The book covers fundamentals such as database normalization, query design, object manipulation, and optimization and custom programming for forms and reports. It makes the reader more efficient, productive, and knowledgeable in Access VBA. Speed techniques are mentioned. Shortcuts, tips, and techniques increase productivity. This book deals with getting data from outside sources and using VBA to ensure data integrity and consistency, which no other Access VBA book does. It also tackles problems in a variety of day-to-day situations that programmers often face.
Bob Villareal is a contributor and a resident expert for the "Inside Microsoft Access" Web journal and an Access instructor at a Tulsa Community College. He also does freelance programming and instruction. Bob has been developing databases in a large insurance firm for more than 15 years. He has more than seven years' experience of VBA programming in both Access and Excel and has written many tracking and management applications.