Microsoft Access 2002 for Dummies
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- Media: Paperback
Publisher: For Dummies (15 January, 2001)
- Average Customer Review:
Based on 2 reviews.
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 1,387
Every time Microsoft upgrades Access, I upgrade my Dummies reference.
I started out with Access 2.0, never having used a database; Dummies for 2.0 taught me how to work inside the complex world of queries and reports that they used at that job site.
When I changed jobs, I had Access 97 on my desktop, and my job description was to automate all the functions of the facilties and telecomm departments using it. I bought Dummies for 97, and built and deployed the seven interlinked department databases that they're STILL using at my old company to run those departmental functions.
At my new job, once again, I'm automating all the office functions, only this time I'm setting up to capture data off the web, learning data access pages, etc. We have 2002 here.
It doesn't matter how complicated a problem it is, I can always find how to START solving it somewhere in the simple language of Access for Dummies. And since I'm also teaching other people to work from the ground up in Access, Dummies is an invaluable resource for them to sit down and read, in clear, simple language, how this beast is supposed to work.
I'd give this SIX starts if I could!
It is a "Dummies" book after all and you can't expect it to have lasting value after you've outgrown it. However, many key tasks are introduced but the books lack of depth will make you looking for more. It doesn't come with a CD-ROM which would have been helpful in following the examples. Even the Cheat Sheet at the beginning of the book is too sparse and pretty useless. Also, some exercises start off and seem to end abruptly probably due to the lack of screen captures and lack of detail.
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