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Q: For HAMMER-GA Only: Access Book ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: For HAMMER-GA Only: Access Book
Category: Computers
Asked by: tamkins-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 09 Apr 2003 09:19 PDT
Expires: 09 May 2003 09:19 PDT
Question ID: 188300
Hi Hammer,

You answered a question of mine a while back - I needed some code for
a complex Access query.  So, my question is, can you recommend a good
Access book?  Something that would teach me to do things like that,
and whatever other cool things there are to know?

Hopefully you have or have personally looked at the book :-)

Subject: Re: For HAMMER-GA Only: Access Book
Answered By: hammer-ga on 09 Apr 2003 09:33 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I don't read a lot of beginners books anymore... :>

However, I've always liked the Step-By-Step series from Microsoft
Press for beginners. For the fancy stuff, the Access Developers
Handbook series by Litwin and Getz is the bible, no contest.

Reading through the MVPS FAQ is a great source of information also.

When people ask me what book they should buy, I always tell them the
same thing. Go to the computer bookstore. Leaf through the books on
your subject.
First, look at the table of contents. Does it list topics that
interest you?
Next, look at the Index. Does it have one? Does it look thorough?
Last, flip through the book itself. Does the writing style make sense
to you? Is the layout done in a way that you can follow?

If the answers to the above questions are "yes", then you've probably
got the right book for you. People learn in different ways. Most of
the books at the same skill level are going to cover similar ground.
The question is, does the method of covering that ground work for YOU.

Best regards,

- Hammer
tamkins-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks, Hammer.

Subject: Re: For HAMMER-GA Only: Access Book
From: vax-ga on 09 Apr 2003 11:47 PDT
Hello Tamkins,
I was at the same point as you were a while ago and, if you have a
good printer or lots of time, I would definetly recommend the
tutorials based here :

It takes you right from the beginning to very advanced features, with
practical exeamples everytime, be it SQL-based queries, QBE (Query by
exeample) or macro programming.
Best of all, it's freely downloadable in a varieties of formats
including PDF and all exeample databases.

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