1. Why Access? Why VBA?

Understanding the Place of Access in Office

Welcome to Automating Microsoft Access with VBA. In this book, you’ll learn how to make your Access databases much more than just a convenient place to keep track of information. Visual Basic for Applications—VBA—is the core automation language that’s built in to every copy of Microsoft Access. You’ll see how you can speed up data entry, perform complex business processes, and even send data to other Windows applications. Even if you have no prior programming experience, by the end of the book you’ll be writing code with the pros.

Before we dive into automating Access, though, ...

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