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Visual Basic Database Tutorial - Part 3

  • By Karl Moore
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I love taking shortcuts; using super-glue to attach those new shelves, stealing code from the Web for my latest project... and using Microsoft Access to generate my SQL statements.

You may remember that we finished the last instalment telling you how to generate simple SQL statements in Microsoft Access, as opposed to writing them by hand (boring!).

Top Tip: Remember, an "SQL statement" is just a database question - for example, "select ContactName from Customers" means "Show me the contents of every 'ContactName' field in the Customers table"

Well, in this section, I'll be giving you a few brief pointers on how to go that little bit further. I shan't drone on about this for ages and pages, but the tips you learn now will help in our later projects. So let's continue where we left off...

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This article was originally published on November 20, 2002

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