Access Data Analysis Cookbook

Access Data Analysis Cookbook

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Provides information on using Microsoft Access for collecting, analyzing, and presenting data.

Ingram Book Company
Offering a collection of practical ways to use Access to analyze data and then present the analysis, the first part of the book shows how to extract data while the second shows how to perform calculations on it.

Book News
For those with some familiarity with Access, a computer topics writer and a software developer team to further users' ability to find solutions to real-world business/finance problems. Pointing out that this database system can handle a larger number of records than many people realize, they discuss calculations, encryption, and other tasks via constructing queries to work with data, tables to store data, and methods of manipulating data, e.g., using Excel functions within Access and basic statistics. The book includes code examples for use without permission and an offer for an trial online edition. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
Offering a collection of practical ways to use Access to analyze data and then present the analysis, the first part of the book shows how to extract data while the second shows how to perform calculations on it.

If you have large quantities of data in a Microsoft Access database, and need to study that data in depth, this book is a data cruncher's dream. Access Data Analysis Cookbook offers practical recipes to solve a variety of common problems that users have with extracting Access data and performing calculations on it. Each recipe includes a discussion on how and why the solution works.

Whether you use Access 2007 or an earlier version, this book will teach you new methods to query data, different ways to move data in and out of Access, how to calculate answers to financial and investment issues, and more. Learn how to apply statistics to summarize business information, how to jump beyond SQL by manipulating data with VBA, how to process dates and times, and even how to reach into the Excel data analysis toolkit. Recipes demonstrate ways to:

  • Develop basic and sophisticated queries
  • Apply aggregate functions, custom functions, regular expressions, and crosstabs
  • Apply queries to perform non-passive activities such as inserting, updating, and deleting data
  • Create and manipulate tables and queries programmatically
  • Manage text-based data, including methods to isolate parts of a string and ways to work with numbers that are stored as text
  • Use arrays, read and write to the Windows registry, encrypt data, and use transaction processing
  • Use the FileSystemObject, use XML with XSLT, communicate with SQL Server, and exchange data with other Office products
  • Find answers from time-based data, such as how to add time, count elapsed time, work with leap years, and how to manage time zones in your calculations
  • Deal with business and finance problems, including methods for calculating depreciation, loan paybacks, and Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Explore statistical techniques, such as frequency, variance, kurtosis, linear regression, combinations and permutations
Access Data Analysis Cookbook is a one-stop-shop for extracting nuggets of valuable information from your database, and anyone with Access experience will benefit from these tips and techniques, including seasoned developers. If you want to use your data, and not just store it, you'll find this guide indispensable.


Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly, 2007
Description: xiii, 351 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780596101220
0596101228
Branch Call Number: 005.7565 Mic

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