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F. Scott Barker’s Microsoft Access 2002 Power Programming by F. Scott Barker

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Chapter 1. Macros Are for Weenies; Code Is Cool!

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Many of you reading this book have been using Access for quite a while and automating it quite nicely with macros. Macros work quite well for applications used by one or maybe a few people in a controlled environment. But when it comes to creating powerful, robust applications, VBA is the only way.

Microsoft Access is unique in that the macro language it uses isn’t the “recording” of commands, as in Excel or the Windows Recorder, but instead is made of the commands created from a set list of actions, each with its own set of arguments. Figure 1.1 shows an example ...

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