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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Query Construction

    1. Finding Unmatched Records

    2. Making AND and OR Do What You Expect

    3. Working with Criteria Using the IN Operator

    4. Excluding Records with the NOT Operator

    5. Parameterizing a Query

    6. Returning a Top or Bottom Number of Records

    7. Returning Distinct Records

    8. Returning Random Records

    9. Fine-Tuning Data Filtering with Subqueries

    10. Combining Data with Union Queries

    11. Inserting On-the-Fly Fields in Select Queries

    12. Using Aliases to Simplify Your SQL Statements

    13. Creating a Left Join

    14. Creating a Right Join

    15. Creating an Outer Join

  2. Chapter 2 Calculating with Queries

    1. Finding the Sum or Average in a Set of Data

    2. Finding the Number of Items per Group

    3. Using Expressions in Queries

    4. Using Custom Functions in Queries

    5. Using Regular Expressions in Queries

    6. Using a Cartesian Product to Return All Combinations of Data

    7. Creating a Crosstab Query to View Complex Information

  3. Chapter 3 Action Queries

    1. Running an Update Query

    2. Appending Data

    3. Deleting Data

    4. Creating Tables with Make-Table Queries

  4. Chapter 4 Managing Tables, Fields, Indexes, and Queries

    1. Creating Tables Programmatically

    2. Altering the Structure of a Table

    3. Creating and Using an Index

    4. Programmatically Removing a Table

    5. Programmatically Creating a Query

  5. Chapter 5 Working with String Data

    1. Returning Characters from the Left or Right Side of a String

    2. Returning Characters from the Middle of a String When the Start Position and Length Are Known

    3. Returning the Start Position of a Substring When the Characters Are Known

    4. Stripping Spaces from the Ends of a String

    5. Stripping Spaces from the Middle of a String

    6. Replacing One String with Another String

    7. Concatenating Data

    8. Sorting Numbers That Are Stored as Text

    9. Categorizing Characters with ASCII Codes

  6. Chapter 6 Using Programming to Manipulate Data

    1. Using Excel Functions from Access

    2. Working with In-Memory Data

    3. Working with Multidimensional Arrays

    4. Sorting an Array

    5. Flattening Data

    6. Expanding Data

    7. Encrypting Data

    8. Applying Proximate Matching

    9. Using Transaction Processing

    10. Reading from and Writing to the Windows Registry

    11. Creating Charts

    12. Scraping Web HTML

    13. Creating Custom Report Formatting

    14. Rounding Values

    15. Running Word Mail Merges

    16. Building a Multifaceted Query Selection Screen

  7. Chapter 7 Importing and Exporting Data

    1. Creating an Import/Export Specification

    2. Automating Imports and Exports

    3. Exporting Data with the FileSystemObject

    4. Importing Data with the FileSystemObject

    5. Importing and Exporting Using XML

    6. Generating XML Schemas

    7. Using XSLT on Import or Export

    8. Working with XML via the MSXML Parser

    9. Reading and Writing XML Attributes

    10. Creating an RSS Feed

    11. Passing Parameters to SQL Server

    12. Handling Returned Values from SQL Server Stored Procedures

    13. Working with SQL Server Data Types

    14. Handling Embedded Quotation Marks

    15. Importing Appointments from the Outlook Calendar

    16. Importing Emails from Outlook

    17. Working with Outlook Contacts

    18. Importing Data from Excel

    19. Exporting Data to Excel

    20. Talking to PowerPoint

    21. Selecting Random Data

  8. Chapter 8 Date and Time Calculations

    1. Counting Elapsed Time

    2. Counting Elapsed Time with Exceptions

    3. Working with Time Zones

    4. Working Around Leap Years

    5. Isolating the Day, Month, or Year

    6. Isolating the Hour, Minute, or Second

    7. Adding Time

  9. Chapter 9 Business and Finance Problems

    1. Calculating Weighted Averages

    2. Calculating a Moving Average

    3. Calculating Payback Period

    4. Calculating Return on Investment

    5. Calculating Straight-Line Depreciation

    6. Creating a Loan Payment Schedule

    7. Using PivotTables and PivotCharts

    8. Creating PivotTables

    9. Charting Data

    10. Finding Trends

    11. Finding Head and Shoulders Patterns

    12. Working with Bollinger Bands

    13. Calculating Distance Between Zip Codes

  10. Chapter 10 Statistics

    1. Creating a Histogram

    2. Finding and Comparing the Mean, Mode, and Median

    3. Calculating the Variance in a Set of Data

    4. Finding the Covariance of Two Data Sets

    5. Finding the Correlation of Two Sets of Data

    6. Returning All Permutations in a Set of Data

    7. Returning All Combinations in a Set of Data

    8. Calculating the Frequency of a Value in a Set of Data

    9. Generating Growth Rates

    10. Determining the Probability Mass Function for a Set of Data

    11. Computing the Kurtosis to Understand the Peakedness or Flatness of a Probability Mass Distribution

    12. Determining the Skew of a Set of Data

    13. Returning a Range of Data by Percentile

    14. Determining the Rank of a Data Item

    15. Determining the Slope and the Intercept of a Linear Regression

    16. Measuring Volatility

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