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Microsoft Access Macros vs. VBA - Why Use Macros?

Microsoft Access Macros vs. VBA - Why Use Macros?
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Macros have been used as development tool since the early days of the Microsoft Office product line. Microsoft Access macros incorporate generalized database functions using existing Microsoft Access capabilities. Errors in a macro can be easily resolved by using the Microsoft supplied Help function. The ease with which you can generate Macros makes Macro development seem easier to accomplish...
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Microsoft Access Macros

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The following articles contain useful information about using macros in Microsoft Access 97 and converting macros to Visual Basic for Applications code.
Macros are very useful for automating simple tasks, such as carrying out an action when the user clicks a command button. You don't need to know how to program to use macros. Macros can perform a number of the common tasks that you can also use Visual Basic code to perform. However, using Visual Basic code instead of macros gives you much more flexibility and power, and there are many things you can only do in code, such as returning values or iterating through recordsets.
 

Automate applications with macros in Access 2007

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If you have been using Access in the past, the easiest way to automate the tasks would have been by using the macros. On the other hand, programmers might have realized that writing VBA (visual basic for applications) modules is the best way to automate things in any Access database.
Access 2007 makes it very easy to create macros. In previous versions, many macros could not have been created without using VBA code but in Access 2007 new features have been added to eliminate the need of using VBA code.
 

Create a macro

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In Microsoft Office Access 2007, macros can be contained in macro objects (sometimes called standalone macros), or they can be embedded into the event properties of forms, reports, or controls. Embedded macros become part of the object or control in which they are embedded. Macro objects are visible in the Navigation Pane, under Macros; embedded macros are not.
 

Introduction to macros

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This article explains what macros are and how they can save you time by automating tasks that you perform often. It explores the fundamentals behind creating and using macros and also touches on improvements to macros in Microsoft Office Access 2007.
In this article: What is a macro? Understand macros; New macro features in Office Access 2007; Create a macro; Run a macro.
 

Access 2007: Enable Macros on Startup

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Has anyone figured out if it's possible to enable vba macros on startup using a script? In Access 2003 I used application.setoption to tweak a number of application parameters though I'mnot sure if I can use this to enable macros in 2007.

I know that I can manually enable macros through the trust center and I could also add a trusted location (could prob. also automate a registry update to do same). My preference though isto enable macros using a script as over 600 users will, on occasion, use these databases and I don't want to spend my days telling people how to enable macros.
 

Introduction to macros: Automate tasks

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This article explains what macros are and how they can save you time by automating tasks that you perform often. It explores the fundamentals behind creating and using macros and also touches on improvements to macros in Microsoft Office Access 2007.
In this article you'll learn: What is a macro? Understand macros, New macro features in Office Access 2007, Create a macro, Run a macro.
 

What are Macros and how you design and use them

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This week we'll discuss, for those of you unfamiliar with programming, one of the more conceptually complex aspects of Microsoft Access. We'll start with a discussion of events: what they are and how Access uses them. Then, we'll move on to a lengthy discussion of macros, including what they do and how you design and use them. TOC: Macros; Debugging;
Getting Fancy with Macros.
 

Types of Macros in Microsoft Access

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A macro is an object like other objects available in Microsoft Access (tables, queries, reports etc.), except that you create the macro to automate a particular task or series of tasks.
Typically, macros on Microsoft Access forms can be grouped into categories depending on the function that they perform; the macros in each category contain unique instructions that enable them to perform the indicated tasks.
 

How to Convert a Macro to VBA Code?

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Although Microsoft has made great strides in improving the capabilities of macros in Access, most experienced developers agree that Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code is still far superior to using macros in Access client apps. (Web apps, of course, cannot use VBA, so the following is only pertinent to applications that run in the Access Client.)
So suppose you have a completed macro that you want to convert to VBA? Fortunately, Access makes it easy.
 

Jump Start VBA Skills with MS Access Macros

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Macros help to speed up the performance of certain repetitive tasks when using an application. They are used extensively in all office-related software. As a programmer, you can leverage the built-in macro object in MS Access to get a head start in understanding VBA. This article explains how. TOC: Jump Start VBA Skills with MS Access Macros; Creating and running a macro in MS Access: opening the macro designer; Creating the first macro; Converting this macro to VBA code; Creating the second macro.