CHAPTER 4Data Collection UsingMicrosoft Outlook 2007

In this chapter, we look at another new feature of Microsoft Access 2007: the ability to automatically collect information by using a combination of Access 2007 and Microsoft Outlook 2007. This is mostly an interface-driven process at the moment, but even so it offers another useful tool for developers and power users who have a need to collect data within an organization. When I learned this feature had been added, I immediately began thinking about surveys for users of our services. Here was a nice, simple, almost automatic approach to this issue. Of course, you could still create a web-based form and have that input directly fed into a database table, but this approach is another option ...

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