Chapter 32Macros and Templates

While programming Access applications there are two other areas of Access that you need to be acquainted with: macros and templates. Macros in Access have been around longer than the Visual Basic for Applications language. When Access 2 came out in 1992, it included a macro language called Access Basic that contained a subset of Visual Basic 2.0’s core syntax. Access 95 replaced Access Basic with Visual Basic for Applications, but up until Access 97, macros were the most common means of automating database tasks. When Access 2000 came out, many successful macro users had already moved to the new programming platform to take advantage of the language model that offered more control over Access. In fact, in versions ...

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