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Alison Balter's Guide to Access 2002 Enterprise Development

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ISBN-10: 0672321130

ISBN-13: 9780672321139

Edition: 2002

Authors: Alison Balter

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Alison Balter presents the tricks of the trade that should ensure your Access 2002 enterprise applications are optimized for performance.
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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 6/14/2002
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 832
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Introduction
Client/Server Development
A Strategy for Developing Access Applications
Why This Chapter Is Important
Access as a Development Tool
Access as a Scalable Product
Splitting Databases into Tables and Other Objects
Understanding the Access Runtime Engine
Using an EXE Versus Access Database: What It Means to You
Understanding the Importance of Securing Your Database
Using Access as a Front End
Summary
Developing Multiuser Applications
Why This Chapter Is Important
Designing Your Application with Multiuser Issues in Mind
Understanding Access's Locking Mechanisms
Locking and Refreshing Strategies
Form-Locking Strategies
Recordset Locking
Effectively Handling Locking Conflicts
Testing a Record for Locking Status
Using Code to Refresh or Requery
Understanding the .LDB File
The User Roster
Creating Custom Counters
Using Unbound Forms
Using Replication to Improve Performance
Summary
Introduction to Client/Server Development Techniques
Why This Chapter Is Important
Understanding the Client/Server Model
Deciding Whether to Use the Client/Server Model
The Roles Access Plays in the Application Design Model
Learning the Client/Server Buzzwords
Upsizing: What to Worry About
Proactively Preparing for Upsizing
Using the Upsizing Wizard
Defining an ODBC Data Source
Connecting to a Database Server
Summary
SQL Server Basics
Why This Chapter Is Important
Editions of SQL Server Available
Overview of the SQL Server Components
Introduction to the Enterprise Manager
Introduction to the Query Analyzer
Introduction to the Profiler
Introduction to Data Transformation Services
Configuring the Server
Designing and Creating a SQL Server Database
Summary
SQL Server Tables and Database Diagrams
Why This Chapter Is Important
Creating SQL Server Tables
Working with Constraints
Identity Columns
Working with Computed Columns
Working with User-Defined Data Types
Adding and Modifying Indexes
An Introduction to Triggers
An Introduction to Relationships
Establishing Relationships Between SQL Server Tables
Establishing Referential Integrity
Looking at the Benefits of Relationships
Examining Indexes and Relationships
Summary
Mastering T-SQL
Why This Chapter Is Important
Introduction to T-SQL
The SELECT Statement
Aggregate Functions
The HAVING Clause
Top Values Queries
Join Types
Modifying Data with Action Queries
T-SQL Functions
Summary
Working with SQL Server Views
Why This Chapter Is Important
Creating a Simple View
Creating Complex Views
Using Views to Secure Data
Modifying Data in a View
Modifying Views
Renaming Views
Deleting Views
Indexed Views
Optimizing the Views That You Build
Summary
Designing SQL Server Stored Procedures, User-Defined Functions, and Triggers
Why This Chapter Is Important
Stored Procedure Basics
Declaring and Working with Variables
Controlling the Flow
The SET NOCOUNT Statement
Using the @@Functions
Working with Parameters
Modifying Data with Stored Procedures
Errors and Error Handling
Stored Procedures and Transactions
Stored Procedures and Temporary Tables
Stored Procedures and Security
Debugging the Stored Procedures That You Build
Building and Working with User-Defined Functions
Creating and Working with Triggers
Summary
SQL Server Security
Why This Chapter Is Important
Security Introduced
Authentication
Creating Roles
Permissions Validation
Administering Statement Permissions
Creating and Working with Application Roles
Access Security and Its Role in a Client/Server Application
Summary
ADO and SQL Server
Why This Chapter Is Important
A History of Data Access
ADO Quick Review
ADO and Stored Procedures
Advanced ADO Techniques
Summary
Developing an MDB Client/Server Application with Linked Tables
Why This Chapter Is Important
What Is a Linked Client/Server Application?
How Linked Table Applications Work
Working with Linked Tables
Using Pass-Through Queries
Executing Stored Procedures
Building Client/Server-Friendly Forms
Working with Local Tables
Populating Combo Boxes and List Boxes Dynamically
Building Client/Server-Friendly Reports
Linked Table Gotchas
Summary
Developing an ADP Application
Why This Chapter Is Important
What Are Access Projects?
Creating an Access Project
Maintaining a SQL Server Database from an Access Project
Building Access Project Forms
Special Access Project Form Properties and Techniques
Building Access Data Project Reports
ADP Gotchas
Summary
Building Unbound Applications
Why This Chapter Is Important
The Benefits of Unbound Applications
The Unbound Form
The Unbound Form and Pass-Through Queries
The Unbound Form and Stored Procedures
Summary
Building N-Tier Applications
Why This Chapter Is Important
The Basics of N-Tier Development
Access's Role in the N-Tier Model
Access and a Logical Three-Tier Model
Building the Middle-Tier Component
Access and a Physical Three-Tier Model
Summary
Configuring, Maintaining, and Tuning SQL Server
Why This Chapter Is Important
Hardware Selection and Tuning
SQL Server Configuration and Tuning
Database Maintenance
Table and Object Maintenance
Job Maintenance
Performance Monitoring
Summary
Access Enterprise Techniques
Transaction Processing
Why This Chapter Is Important
Understanding the Benefits
Modifying the Default Behavior
Implementing Explicit Transaction Processing
Looking at Transaction Processing Issues
Using Transaction Processing in a Multiuser Environment
Using Transaction Processing in a Client/Server Environment
Practical Examples: Using Transaction Processing to Improve the Integrity of Your Applications
Summary
Access Replication Made Easy
Why This Chapter Is Important
Uses of Replication
Understanding When Replication Isn't Appropriate
Understanding the Implementation of Replication
Understanding the Replication Architecture: What Makes Replication Tick?
Understanding Replication Topologies
Changes That Replication Makes to Your Database
Making a Database Replicable
Preventing Objects from Being Replicated
Creating Additional Replicas
Synchronizing Replicas
Resolving Replication Conflicts
Using the Replication Manager
Using Partial Replication
Implementing Replication Using Code
Practical Examples: Managing the Time and Billing Application with Replication
Summary
Taking Advantage of the Microsoft Office XP Developer
Why This Chapter Is Important
What's in the Microsoft Office XP Developer
The Access Runtime
The Replication Manager
The Code Librarian
The Code Librarian Viewer
The Packaging Wizard
The Code Commentor and Error Handler Add-In
The VBA String Editor
Summary
Source Code Control
Why This Chapter Is Important
How Do I Install Visual SourceSafe?
Using Visual SourceSafe: An Overview
The Logistics of Managing a Project with Visual SourceSafe
Leveraging the Power of Visual SourceSafe
Changes Visual SourceSafe Makes to Access's Behavior
Understanding the Limitations of Visual SourceSafe
Summary
Access and The Internet
Publishing Data on the Web
Why This Chapter Is Important
Saving Database Objects as HTML
Linking to HTML Files
Importing HTML Files
Working with Hyperlinks
Static Versus Dynamic Web Pages
Working with HTX/IDC Files
Working with Active Server Pages (.asp Files)
Testing ASP and HTX/IDC Files
Summary
XML Support in Microsoft Access
Why This Chapter Is Important
The Basics of XML
Exporting Data to XML
Working with XML Style Sheets (XSL or XSLT)
Working with XML Schemas--The XSD File
Exporting Gotchas
Exporting Forms and Reports to XML
Importing XML Data into Access
Programmatically Importing and Exporting XML Data
Using ADO Code to Work with XML
Summary
Data Access Pages
Why This Chapter Is Important
Exploring the Uses of Data Access Pages
Creating a Simple Data Access Page
Creating a Complex Data Access Page
Working with Data Access Page Controls
Deleting Data Access Pages
Deploying Data Access Pages
An Introduction to Scripting Data Access Pages
Summary
SQL Server and the Internet
Why This Chapter Is Important
The Web Assistant Wizard
Web-Related Stored Procedures
Generating XML from SQL Queries
Summary
Index