Microsoft Access VBA Complete


 
Course Length: 18hrs (3 Days)
In this introductory Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) training course, you will learn how to manipulate objects in Access with VBA. Specifically, you will learn how to use the Visual Basic editor, work with the object model, create and use variables, and use the selection structure. You will learn to use flow control, create custom dialogs, automate processes, and handle errors.

Learning Objectives:
In this course, you will learn how to use Access VBA. You will:
  • Understand how the Visual Basic editor works in Access
  • Learn to work with the VBA object model
  • Learn to work with VBA object variables
  • Learn to work with string variables
  • Learn to work with date variables
  • Learn to work with numeric variables
  • Learn to use the selection structure
  • Learn to use the Select Case statement and the MsgBox function
  • Learn to work with the repetition structure
  • Learn to work with option button, check box, and list box controls
  • Learn to use Automation
  • Learn to trap errors
Target Student:
Users who need to use the added functionality of Access Visual Basic for Applications to build, maintain, manipulate and automate databases.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Getting Started
Introduction to Programming in Access
Why Program in Access?
Understanding the Development Environment
Using Visual Basic Help

Section 2: Working with Procedures and Functions
Understanding Modules
Creating a Standard Module
Understanding Procedures
Creating a Sub Procedure
Calling Procedures
Using the Immediate Window to Call Procedures
Creating a Function Procedure
Naming Procedures
Organizing Code and Procedures
Working with the Code Editor

Section 3: Understanding Objects
Understanding Classes and Objects
Navigating the Access Object Hierarchy
Understanding Collections
Using the Object Browser
Working with the Application Object
Understanding the Form Object
Working with Properties
Using the With Statement
Working with Methods
Understanding the DoCmd Object
Working with Events
Understanding the Order of Events

Section 4: Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions
Understanding Expressions and Statements
Declaring Variables
Understanding Data Types
Working with Variable Scope
Working with Variable Lifetime
Considering Variable Scope and Lifetime Together
Using Intrinsic Functions
Understanding Constants
Using Intrinsic Constants
Using Message Boxes
Using Input Boxes

Section 5: Controlling Program Execution
Understanding Control-of-Flow Structures
Working with Boolean Expressions
Using the If...End If Decision Structures
Using the Select Case...End Select Structure
Using the For...Next Structure
Using the For Each...Next Structure
Using the Do...Loop Structure
Guidelines for use of Branching Structures

Section 6: Working with Recordsets
Declaring and Creating Object Variables
Working with the DAO Recordset Object

Section 7: Debugging Code
Understanding Errors
Using Debugging Tools
Setting Breakpoints
Setting Break Expressions
Using Break Mode during Run Mode
Stepping through Code
Determining the Value of Expressions

Section 8: Handling Errors
Understanding Error Handling
Understanding VBA's Error Trapping Options
Trapping Errors with the On Error Statement
Understanding the Err Object
Writing an Error-Handling Routine
Working with Inline Error Handling
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