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Writing Macros

Access actually comes with two built-in programming languages. Normally, professional Access developers work with a language called Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Teaching you anything about VBA is far beyond the scope of this book. But the second language, called macros, is intended for beginning users. If you can select items from a combo box, you can write a macro.

If you’ve never done any programming, don’t worry. Programming with macros is just writing down a list of instructions for the computer to follow. In the next few pages, we’ll show you how easily you can write simple macros in Access.


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