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Table of Contents

  1. Database Design

    1. Chapter 1 Introduction

      1. Database Design
      2. Database Programming
    2. Chapter 2 The Entity-Relationship Model of a Database

      1. What Is a Database?
      2. Entities and Their Attributes
      3. Keys and Superkeys
      4. Relationships Between Entities
    3. Chapter 3 Implementing Entity-Relationship Models: Relational Databases

      1. Implementing Entities
      2. A Short Glossary
      3. Implementing the Relationships in a Relational Database
      4. The LIBRARY Relational Database
      5. Index Files
      6. NULL Values
    4. Chapter 4 Database Design Principles

      1. Redundancy
      2. Normal Forms
      3. First Normal Form
      4. Functional Dependencies
      5. Second Normal Form
      6. Third Normal Form
      7. Boyce-Codd Normal Form
      8. Normalization
  2. Database Queries

    1. Chapter 5 Query Languages and the Relational Algebra

      1. Query Languages
      2. Relational Algebra and Relational Calculus
      3. Details of the Relational Algebra
    2. Chapter 6 Access Structured Query Language (SQL)

      1. Introduction to Access SQL
      2. Access Query Design
      3. Access Query Types
      4. Why Use SQL?
      5. Access SQL
      6. The DDL Component of Access SQL
      7. The DML Component of Access SQL
  3. Database Architecture

    1. Chapter 7 Database System Architecture

      1. Why Program?
      2. Database Systems
      3. Database Management Systems
      4. The Jet DBMS
      5. Data Definition Languages
      6. Data Manipulation Languages
      7. Host Languages
      8. The Client/Server Architecture
  4. Visual Basic for Applications

    1. Chapter 8 The Visual Basic Editor, Part I

      1. The Project Window
      2. The Properties Window
      3. The Code Window
      4. The Immediate Window
      5. Arranging Windows
    2. Chapter 9 The Visual Basic Editor, Part II

      1. Navigating the IDE
      2. Getting Help
      3. Creating a Procedure
      4. Run Mode, Break Mode, and Design Mode
      5. Errors
      6. Debugging
    3. Chapter 10 Variables, Data Types, and Constants

      1. Comments
      2. Line Continuation
      3. Constants
      4. Variables and Data Types
      5. VBA Operators
    4. Chapter 11 Functions and Subroutines

      1. Calling Functions
      2. Calling Subroutines
      3. Parameters and Arguments
      4. Exiting a Procedure
      5. Public and Private Procedures
      6. Fully Qualified Procedure Names
    5. Chapter 12 Built-in Functions and Statements

      1. The MsgBox Function
      2. The InputBox Function
      3. VBA String Functions
      4. Miscellaneous Functions and Statements
      5. Handling Errors in Code
    6. Chapter 13 Control Statements

      1. The If ...Then Statement
      2. The For Loop
      3. The Exit For Statement
      4. The For Each Loop
      5. The Do Loop
      6. The Select Case Statement
      7. A Final Note on VBA
  5. Data Access Objects

    1. Chapter 14 Programming DAO: Overview

      1. Objects
      2. The DAO Object Model
      3. The Microsoft Access Object Model
      4. Referencing Objects
      5. Collections Are Objects Too
      6. The Properties Collection
      7. Closing DAO Objects
      8. A Look at the DAO Objects
      9. The CurrentDb Function
    2. Chapter 15 Programming DAO: Data Definition Language

      1. Creating a Database
      2. Opening a Database
      3. Creating a Table and Its Fields
      4. Creating an Index
      5. Creating a Relation
      6. Creating a QueryDef
    3. Chapter 16 Programming DAO: Data Manipulation Language

      1. Recordset Objects
      2. Opening a Recordset
      3. Moving Through a Recordset
      4. Finding Records in a Recordset
      5. Editing Data Using a Recordset
  6. ActiveX Data Objects

    1. Chapter 17 ADO and OLE DB

      1. What Is ADO?
      2. Installing ADO
      3. ADO and OLE DB
      4. The ADO Object Model
      5. Finding OLE DB Providers
      6. A Closer Look at Connection Strings
      7. An Example: Using ADO over the Web
    2. Chapter 18 ADOX: Jet Data Definition in ADO

      1. The ADOX Object Model
  7. Programming Problems

    1. Chapter 19 Some Common Data Manipulation Problems

      1. Running Sums
      2. Overlapping Intervals I
      3. Overlapping Intervals II
      4. Making Assignments with Default
      5. Time to Completion I
      6. Time to Completion II
      7. Time to Completion III—A MaxMin Problem
      8. Vertical to Horizontal
      9. A Matching Problem
      10. Equality of Sets
  8. Appendixes

    1. Appendix A DAO 3.0/3.5 Collections, Properties, and Methods

      1. DAO Classes
      2. A Collection Object
      3. Connection Object (DAO 3.5 Only)
      4. Container Object
      5. Database Object
      6. DBEngine Object
      7. Document Object
      8. Error Object
      9. Field Object
      10. Group Object
      11. Index Object
      12. Parameter Object
      13. Property Object
      14. QueryDef Object
      15. Recordset Object
      16. Relation Object
      17. TableDef Object
      18. User Object
      19. Workspace Object
    2. Appendix B The Quotient: An Additional Operation of the Relational Algebra

      1. Step 1
      2. Step 2
      3. Step 3
    3. Appendix C Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)

      1. Introduction
      2. The ODBC Driver Manager
      3. The ODBC Driver
      4. Data Sources
      5. Getting ODBC Driver Help
      6. Getting ODBC Information Using Visual Basic
    4. Appendix D Obtaining or Creating the Sample Database

      1. Creating the Database
      2. Creating the BOOKS Table
      3. Creating the AUTHORS Table
      4. Creating the PUBLISHERS Table
      5. Creating the BOOK/AUTHOR Table
      6. Backing Up the Database
      7. Entering and Running the Sample Programs
    5. Appendix E Suggestions for Further Reading

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