Beyond The Spreadsheet Managing Financial Information Using Microsoft Office Access 2003

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Obiettivo del corso: Introduction When people think of financial data such as invoicing, inventory, and sales information, they often think spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. However, Microsoft Access is also a powerful tool in managing your financial information, especially as you collect more and more of it. With Access you can track and manage financial data just as you would other i.
Rivolto a: This course is designed for people who use Access on a regular basis, and who are also experienced with Excel. They understand how the various Access objects work individually and together, including Access macros, and they are familiar with Microsoft Excel Visual Basic Applications (VBA) macros.

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· Requisiti

Before attending this course, students must have: · A basic understanding of relational databases. · An understanding of Access tables, queri

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Introduction

When people think of financial data such as invoicing, inventory, and sales information, they often think spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. However, Microsoft Access is also a powerful tool in managing your financial information, especially as you collect more and more of it. With Access you can track and manage financial data just as you would other information such as customer lists, by using tools both within Access and cross-application with Excel. The techniques learned in this course will enhance skills for gathering, organizing, and reporting vital business information and demonstrate the power of Access as a financial data management and analysis tool.

Audience

This course is designed for people who use Access on a regular basis, and who are also experienced with

Excel. They understand how the various Access objects work individually and together, including Access macros, and they are familiar with Microsoft Excel

Visual Basic Applications (VBA) macros.

At Course

Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

· Create solid relational database structures using Access for data integrity that is easier to maintain.

· Utilize appropriate techniques for querying information in the Access database as various business needs arise.

· Generate powerful and flexible reports for management.

· Use VBA to create routines to automate simple repetitive tasks in Access Create.

· Integrate their data with

Microsoft Excel by using the built-in features of Access and by using VBA code.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

· A basic understanding of relational databases.

· An understanding of

Access tables, queries, forms and reports and a base knowledge of how they are used within an Access database.

· Experience creating

Access macros and using them in forms.

· A working familiarity with standard Microsoft Office applications (such as Excel and Microsoft

Word).

Course Outline

Module 1: Starting with a Firm Relational Foundation

This module introduces the concepts of relational database design, including creating tables and relationships, as well as importing data into tables from various sources.

Topics and Activities

· Export Video: Importance of using Relationships and Referential Integrity

· Data Coming from Excel into Access

· Exercise: Importing Excel Data into Existing Tables· Best Practices for

Creating Tables and Utilizing Outside Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Describe relational database concepts.

· Create tables and relationships.

· Import data into tables from Excel Workbooks and worksheets.

· Apply best practices for creating tables and utilizing outside data.

Module 2: Using Queries to Work with Financial Information

This module introduces queries you can use to work with financial information. The module also covers adding criteria to queries and utilizing parameters for criteria.

Topics and Activities

· Looking at Queries

Available for Working with Financial Data

· Exercise 1: Creating

Select and Totals Queries

· Exercise 2: Working with

Crosstab Queries

· Retrieving Only the

Information You Want

· Exercise 3: Adding Criteria to Queries

· Best Practices for Using

Queries to Their Full Potentials

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Identify what types of queries are available for working with financial data.

· Create financial queries.

· Work with Crosstab queries.

· Add criteria to queries.

· Apply best practices for using queries.

Module 3: Generating

Flexible Reports for Management Use

This module introduces the use of Access reports to retrieve and display financial data using Microsoft

PivotTable and PivotChart within Access reports. It also discusses using the grouping and sorting feature, and how to summarize data using these features.

Topics and Activities

· Creating Financial

Reports Using Access

· Exercise 1: Creating and

Enhancing an Access Report

· Using Access PivotTables and PivotCharts

· Exercise 2: Displaying

Data Using a PivotTable View

· Exercise 3: Displaying

Data Using a PivotChart View

· Best Practices for

Reporting Financial Information

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Use the Report Wizard to create a base for standard reports.

· Use the grouping and sorting feature for summarizing data.

· Use PivotTables for interactive reporting.

· Use PivotCharts for graphically reporting financial data.

· Apply best practices for reporting financial information.

Module 4
: Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications

This module introduces how to automate various tasks within Microsoft Access by using Visual Basic for

Applications. You will examine the code created by Command Button Wizard, which allows you to see the basic structure of VBA procedures. You will also learn about the DoCmd object, which provides the majority of the functionality found in the macro actions.

Topics and Activities

· Getting Started with

Visual Basic for Applications by Using the Command Button Wizard

· Exercise 1: Gaining

Experience with Visual Basic for Applications Procedures· Exercise 2: Creating

Event Routines Without Using Command Button Wizard

· Best Practices for Using

Visual Basic for Applications Code in Databases

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Understand the code written by Command Button Wizard.

· Create code without using the wizard.

· Use Microsoft

IntelliSense to see what arguments are required for code.

· Use the DoCmd object to perform macro actions in code.

· Apply best practices for using VBA code in databases.

Module 5
: Automating

Excel from Access Using VBA

This module discusses the advantages of using Access and Excel together to manage financial information. This module also shows how to automate the moving of data into Excel from Access using VBA to provide greater control.

Topics and Activities

· Automating Microsoft

Excel from Access

· Exercise 1: Analyzing

Information with Excel Using a Menu Command

· Exercise 2: Creating

Visual Basic for Applications Code that Creates an Excel Worksheet

· Exercise 3: Loading a

Recordset into Excel from Access

· Best Practices for

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Automation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Generate a report in

Access and analyze it by using Excel.

· Use Visual Basic for

Applications to create a routine to create an Excel workbook from Access.

· Use Visual Basic for

Applications to load data into the Excel workbook from Access.

· Apply best practices for automating the process of moving data from Access into Excel.

About the

Author

F. Scott Barker, a Microsoft Access MVP, is the author of numerous books on Microsoft Access, most notably F. Scott Barker's Access Power Programming 2002 and Microsoft Access 2003 Visual Blueprint. Through his company AppsPlus, Scott consults for clients in many industries, including Toyota, Microsoft, and Exterior Research, Inc

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