Microsoft Access Data Analysis: Unleashing the Analytical Power of Access
Go beyond Excel(r) with Access's more powerful analysis capabilities
Get better visibility into your data with custom views
Scale up your data pool without limitation
Master the four fundamentals of data analysis
Discover shortcuts with the helpful Input Mask Wizard
Integrate your data with the web and enterprise data sources
Avoid the common pitfalls of data crunching
Harness VBA to improve data analysis
Leverage information from the field with real-world scenarios
Companion web site See examples from this book firsthand, in our companion web site at www.wiley.com/go/accessdataanalysis. The site also includes templates and tools to get you started.
Practical number crunching with Access
By A. Quintero - March 23, 2006
Many times have I been tasked to automate analysis with an application and I have always recommended Excel for doing anything with numbers and analyzing them. Doing anything like this with Access is usually a mystery and it takes a long time to put together until now. I was very skeptical since I have many Access books that do not go into detail about how to use Access in an analytical setting. The other books that I have just concentrate on programming, application developing or just simple that just teach you the basics of Access. This book puts it all together for you and even does a little VBA sampling so you can learn to use the analysis with an application you might already have.
I was extremely suprised at the way this book was composed with smart but simple step by step examples. The first few chapters saved me a ton of time after I learned many built-in functions for cleaning up data. The collection of functions in the appendix are a gold mine since these help... read more
Microsoft Access has never been that helpful
By Hysam Galal - January 18, 2006
I had many doubts this book would turn out like every other Microsoft Access book -- too much stress on Microsoft Access with much less to say about how to smartly use it. I was positively surprised. The book's focus on data analysis appplications like pivot tables and descriptive statistics made Access of much more use than I ever thought it would be.
I would strongly recommend buying this book. It has definitely changed the way I look at Microsoft Access.
If you need to crunch numbers in Access, you need this book!
By Martin Green - January 25, 2006
Michael Alexander has done an excellent job of exploding the myth that Access can't do data analysis. Most people see Excel as the place to analyse data but when it comes to large volumes of data or related data sets Excel struggles to cope. Access is a great tool for handling large or complex data sets, but it isn't the most intuitive program when it comes to making sense of your data. This is where this book really comes to the rescue. It offers a wealth of information and ideas on how to use Access' built-in analytical tools as well as building your own with the help of Access Macros, SQL and VBA. There is a useful and concise section on Access basics for those new to the program, so both new and existing Access users can benefit from the author's clear explanations and many practical examples. If you have reached the point when it's time to move your data from Excel into Access, or maybe you are already an Access user and you need some expert guidance, this book will provide the... read more
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