Series: Missing Manual
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 10, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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I own a Network Consulting firm which handles IT for Small to Medium businesses. That said, I know zilch about Microsoft Access. Recently a client asked I provide them with a simple inventory managment database. While I actually set them up with an out of box solution, I figured I should learn Access to possibly do our own development.This book is really fantastic. I own plenty of tech books; some good, and some not so good. I rated this book high for the two things it does really well:1. It shows you a nice view of what you *can* do in terms of options at each stage of building/working with a database, and explains them.2. It applies the information with easy to follow, yet not stupidly simple projects.I went through 130 pages today alone and if the wife wasn't bugging me to death, would probably knock out a chapter or two more before bed.Great book. The title explains it all.
The Pogue Press line does it again!! When I looked down at the retail price for this book I couldn't believe my eyes. If you are new to Microsoft Access and want to ramp up quickly on how to use this exciting application, you would be hard-pressed to find a better bargain to get up to speed in no time.I usually write longer reviews, but for the price that this book is listed at, this would inefficient and a waste of time. If you want to learn how to use Access 2003, stop reading and pick up this book today!!***** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
If you are new to Access and want to learn how to do things, this book is very helpful. If you are an experienced user and want to become an expert, this book may not have everything you need. We use this manual in conjunction with the Video Professor and between the two, we are now very comfortable with Access.
Good textbook - helpful teaching style that made learning easier. Chapters built upon each other through the book and allows for good learning capacity. I was able to improve my skills and knowledge through the use of this book.I like the comfort of purchasing on . I know I can count on them for excellent service and I have never been let down. Sometimes it is necessary to make a return of an item and I like the flawless way that returns can be handled on . They are without a doubt the very first “go-to” whenever I want to make a purchase. Whether it is a book, or something for my home or office, or an item of clothing I always check for availability on first. When I want to get a gift item and have it delivered directly to the home of the recipient it is truly awesome! I also find it exceptionally helpful when I want to buy multiples of a specific item as I can usually find what I want from one source or from multiple sources. Thanks for making it so easy to purchase whatever I want, whenever I want! I love to shop from my computer or even from my phone, or even in my pj’s!
It's clearly written and is clearly aimed at the novice. I'd advise people to see how much they can learn from the program help rather than spend the money on this one. You'll probably need a book but you'll need one that's more comprehensive.In spite of its actual length, the book seems like it's 20 pages long. It's a friendly, very basic, intro to Access. Unfortunately it's going to leave a lot of beginners hanging when they encounter the myriad real world situations the book doesn't cover. I would not advise buying this book without a reference manual to go with it. Example: I wanted to know the syntax for quoting character strings in comparisons. Nothing. In fact all of the comparison and selection by value examples in the book use numbers or dates.
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