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Solve Installation Problems with SageKey

Stuart Kinnear

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Article

 

After spending a long time developing and refining your Access application, it's now time to get it out to your clients. Creating an

 

installation program for release to the general community is a perilous game. Stuart Kinnear discusses some problems with the Microsoft Office Developer Edition Tools and offers solutions using Wise and SageKey installation scripts.

 

On the Road Again

Peter Vogel

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Editorial

 

Don’t get me wrong—I like presenting at the conferences. There’s no money in it, but it offers me a lot of benefits. First and

 

foremost, I get to meet people, particularly Smart Access readers.

 

The Test Environment

Stuart Kinnear

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Sidebar

 

The Test Environment

 

An Interview with Barry Manfield

Stuart Kinnear

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Sidebar

 

An Interview with Barry Manfield

 

Analyze Your Data in Space

Garry Robinson

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Article

 

Microsoft Access isn't known as a tool for displaying spatial or mapping information. But, with a few special tricks, some

 

crosstab queries, and MSGraph, you can transform coordinates into useful maps. Garry Robinson, with some help from Scott

 

McManus, also demonstrates techniques that can be used for statistics, graphs, and extending your crosstab queries, regardless of how you want to lay out your data.

 

Advanced ADO Data Providers

Peter Vogel

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Article

 

If you have some special data source that you want to extract data from, you can create an ADO data provider. Peter moves

 

beyond simple read-only providers to show you how to create a provider that performs updates, accepts parameter strings, and

 

fires events.

 

Error Information, Workarounds, and Converting to Access 2000

Michael Kaplan

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Access Answers

 

In this month's column, Access guru Michael Kaplan takes a break from his contributions to the Access newsgroups and his

 

work at Microsoft. Michael provides answers for some pressing questions ranging from ADO to bugs in Access' password mask

 

feature, conversion problems in moving to Access 2000.

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