BeschreibungThisiswherewetrytoconvinceyoutobuythisbook,tellyouwhatittriestodo, define a few terms and generally set the scene - all of which makes this more like an introduction than a first chapter, but no-one reads introductions so we called it a chapter. If you have already bought the book and know what it does, feel free to skip to Chapter 2 where the action starts. Whyshouldyoubuythisbook? TherearemanyAccessbooksonthemarket,whyshouldIbuythisone?Doesithavemore informationthananyotherbook? Errr, no, it actually has less than the big reference books you'll also find on the shelf. So,isitverycheap? Well, it isn't as expensive as some but, no, it isn't particularly cheap either. Tobebrutallyfrank,you'renotdoingagreatjobofsellingthistome. Right, time for the hard sell. Bill worked for Microsoft as the Development Manager for the first three versions of Access. I (Mark) work as a database consultant, teach database theory and practice at two Universities and have written the UK Personal ComputerWorld's database column for more than ten years. We met (at a database conference, not unreasonably, given our interests) in the summer before Access 1. 0 was launched and found that we shared similar views on how databases should be designed and built. Since then we have writtenabooktogetherabouttherelationalmodelthatunderliesAccessandall other relational database systems (see below for the inevitable plug). But why write a book about Access itself when there are already so many around? 3 1 Introduction Well, since Bill was in charge of the product's development, it was fair to assume that we had the technical side reasonably well covered.
InhaltsverzeichnisPart 1 - Introduction
Chapter 1 - Introduction Part II - Getting Started
Chapter 2 - The Database Wizard - or not
Chapter 3 - Tables - for storing your data
Chapter 4 - Queries - finding data
Chapter 5 - Forms - viewing and entering data
Chapter 6 - Reports - printing your data
Chapter 7 - The story so far Part III - Creating hand-crafted databases
Chapter 8 - Exploring tables in more depth
Chapter 9 - Tapping the power of Access queries
Chapter 10 - Forms again - design
Chapter 11 - Forms again - controlling data entry
Chapter 12 - Reports again - customizing printed output
Chapter 13 - Where are we now? Part IV - More complex databases
Chapter 14 - Multiple table databases
Chapter 15 - Tables - making multiple tables work together
Chapter 16 - Tables - a complete multi-table database
Chapter 17 - Queries - finding data from multiple tables
Chapter 18 - Forms - your interface to multiple tables
Chapter 19 - Reports - printing data from multiple tables
Chapter 20 - Producing a user interface for your database
Chapter 21 - Data Access Pages
Chapter 22 - You mean there's even more?
PortraitDr. Mark Whitehorn has a boundless fascination for databases. He teaches relational database theory and practice at the University of Dundee, writes a monthly database column in 'Personal Computer World' and is a popular commentator on the computer industry. His enthusiasm, clarity of communication and devotion to real-world examples are much appreciated by students and readers alike. He is co-author of 'Inside Relational Databases - with examples in Access', also available from Springer-Verlag.
Untertitel: 445 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, 444 schwarz-weiße Fotos, 1 schwarz-weiße Zeichnungen, 26 schwarz-weiß. CDROM. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005