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Microsoft® Office Access 2003 Inside Out by John L. Viescas

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Automating Data Selection

One of the most common tasks to automate in a database application is filtering data. Particularly when a database contains thousands of records, users will rarely need to work with more than a few records at a time. If your edit forms always display all the records, performance can suffer greatly. So it’s a good idea to enable the user to easily specify a subset of records. This section examines four ways to do this.

Working with a Multiple-Selection List Box

You work with list boxes all the time in Microsoft Windows and in Microsoft Access. For example, the file list in Windows Explorer is a list box, and the List view in the Access Database window is a list box. In the Database window, you can select only one object ...

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