The Access object model contains references to every part of the Access database program. In this video, learn how to examine the Access object model.
- [Instructor] Microsoft Access is a huge program…with hundreds, if not thousands, of objects,…but the program team defined every element…of Access from the application itself…to individual table rows as objects…that you can manipulate using VBA commands.…Taken as a whole, the definitions comprise…the Access Object Model.…The first thing to know is that it is absolutely huge.…Like I said, hundreds, even thousands of objects,…not to mention the properties, methods,…and events that go along with them.…
You can read it in a book,…and there are several good references,…but it's better to look at it within Access.…In this movie, I will hit the high points.…We'll start at the top with the application object,…and this is the top level for an instance of Access.…You can have two copies of Access running at the same time,…and each one of them is a separate application.…What are the properties that are useful…within the application object?…Well, there's CurrentDb, which refers to the database…you're currently working in, DoCmd, which allows you…
- Working with macros
- Running a VBA procedure
- Debugging VBA code
- Defining variables, constants, and calculations
- Displaying a calculated result in a message box
- Repeating tasks with loops
- Manipulating database objects
- Adding, editing, and deleting records
- Looking up values in a table
- Automating processes with macros
Skill Level Advanced
What you should know1m 38s
1. Introduction to Visual Basic for Applications
2. Define Variables, Constants, and Calculations
3. Add Logic to Your VBA Code
4. Debug Your VBA Code
5. Manipulate Database Objects Using DoCmd
6. Read and Manipulate Table Data
7. Manipulate a Database Using the Application Object
8. Control Forms and Reports Using the Me Object
9. Automate Processes Using Macros
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