Microsoft Access 2010Microsoft Access Tip: Introducing Microsoft Access 2010

Now that the public Beta of Access 2010 has been around for a few months, we hope that you committed Access users have had the chance to download it, or at least review some of the many videos and articles about the new features.

This new version focuses on making Access even more accessible to non-developers by exposing more functionality without requiring code or queries. For example, Reports are much richer, with added calculation tools and the ability to combine data from multiple sources. Microsoft has also created a whole new set of Templates to get users started more quickly.

There are some big changes for Developers too, however. The most important changes have been added to allow Access applications to run as SharePoint Web databases.

While VBA code cannot run on a SharePoint web site, Macros can. To support this, the Macro designer has been significantly enhanced. It now includes additional features that were formerly only available in VBA code, such as nested IF/Else/Else If statements, error handling, Intellisense, and more. Macros can also be stored in a Macro Library for reuse. In addition, Access 2010 adds Data Macros to attach logic directly to your data, centralizing the logic on the source tables. For the first time, you can define table triggers so that when a value changes in a table, updates to other tables occur. This feature is available whether the Access database is stored on the network or in the new SharePoint host.

More about the new Macro Designer: http://blogs.msdn.com/access/archive/2009/07/28/meet-the-access-2010-macro-designer.aspx

Table Design

Query Design

Form Design

Form Tips and Mistakes

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Form Navigation Caption

Resync Record in a Subform

Synchronize Two Subforms

Multiple OpenArgs Values

Late Bind Tab Subforms

Subform Reference to Control Rather than Field

Tab Page Reference

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Combo Box Top Tips

Properties and Validation

Select First Item

Cascading Combo Boxes

Zip, City, State AutoFill

Report Design

Suppress Page Headers and Footers on the First Page of Your Report

Add the NoData Event

Annual Monthly Crosstab Columns

Design Environment

Add Buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar

Collapse the Office Ribbon for more space

VBA Programming

Basics: Forms and Controls

Run VBA Code from a Macro

Use Nz() to Handle Nulls

Avoid Exits in the Body of a Procedure

Shortcut Debugging Keys

Set Module Options

Math Rounding Issues

Rename a File or Folder

Avoid DoEvents in Loops

Age Calculations

Weekday Math

Send Emails with DoCmd.SendObject

Source Code Library

Microsoft Access Modules Library

Microsoft Access Modules

VBA Error Handling

Error Handling and Debugging Techniques

Error Number and Description Reference

Basic Error Handling

Pinpointing the Error Line

Performance Tips

Linked Database

Subdatasheet Name

Visual SourceSafe

Deployment

Runtime Downloads

Simulate Runtime

Prevent Close Box

Disable Design Changes

Broken References

Remote Desktop Connection Setup

Terminal Services and RemoteApp Deployment

Reboot Remote Desktop

Missing Package & Deployment Wizard

Avoid Program Files Folder

Unavailable Mapped Drives

Microsoft Access Front-End Deployment

System Admin

Disaster Recovery Plan

Compact Database

Compact on Close

Database Corruption

Class Not Registered Run-time Error -2147221164

Inconsistent Compile Error

Decompile Database

Bad DLL Calling Convention

Error 3045: Could Not Use

Converting ACCDB to MDB

SQL Server Upsizing

Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing Center

Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing Center

When and How to Upsize Access to SQL Server

SQL Server Express Versions and Downloads

Cloud and Azure

Cloud Implications

MS Access and SQL Azure

Deploying MS Access Linked to SQL Azure

SQL Server Azure Usage and DTU Limits

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LightSwitch Introduction

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