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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Access 2002 in 21 Days by Craig Eddy, Paul Cassel, Jon Price

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Chapter 15. Introduction to VBA Concepts

During Day 14, “Special Query Uses,” you learned how to use queries to both manipulate large amounts of data at once and to create or modify tables within the database. Beginning today and continuing through Day 19, “Extending Access Using VBA,” you’ll learn how to perform these same activities, plus many, many more, using Microsoft’s Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). VBA is a programming language that is based on Microsoft’s BASIC language and provides you with direct access to the data and structure of the current database and beyond.

Today you’ll be introduced to VBA: where it came from, where it can be used, and the basics of VBA as it relates to Microsoft Access. The day starts off with an introduction ...

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