This chapter is the second of two case studies that will illustrate all the concepts covered to this point using a comprehensive real-world example. With the first case study under your belts, you now build a client-server customer service application with SQL Server storing the database and Access providing the user interface and business logic. This process includes:
Using Access data projects with SQL Server databases
Creating and executing stored procedures with and without parameters
Creating search screens that dynamically build SQL statements from criteria entered by the user
You will create the customer service application from start to finish. For your convenience, I have included the Access project file and a text file containing the SQL stored procedures so that you can download all the source code from wrox.com. As in the earlier case study, I recommend that you work through the chapter yourself before using the source code I have provided.
For the sake of clarity, a "How It Works" section for the entire application is included at the end of this chapter.