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Access 2013 Programming with VBA

National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

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.

Each lesson of the class begins with a general overview of a feature and then shows how that feature works in Access.

Course Schedule

    • This course is not currently scheduled. Call 919-595-8200 or email for dates or private training.
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Course Outline

1 – Getting Started
•Introduction to Programming in Access
•Why Program in Access?
•Understanding the Development Environment
•Using Visual Basic Help
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
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
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
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
6 – Working with Recordsets
•Declaring and Creating Object Variables
•Working with the DAO Recordset Object
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
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

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • 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 Audience

This upper level course is most appropriate for Access power users.


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