Chapter . A Letter from the Author

Dear Reader,

Here we are again. The Microsoft Access team has come out with another winner! With this version of Access, we actually see some enhancements to features that haven’t really been updated in three versions.

In addition to giving us an even closer match between Access and SQL Server, richer features in Data Access Pages, and bringing Access up to speed with XML, Microsoft added features to the beloved report writer. Included with report enhancements is the capability to create Web reports using the Access Report Designer. But I’ll save that for the report chapter.

One goal behind this edition was to take the code that I originally did in DAO (Data Access Objects) and convert it to the latest standard ...

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