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11/30/2017 2:19:34 PM
Back in the Saddle
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Hey folks. So many of you have emailed me wondering what's going on since I haven't released any new classes in a few months. Too much to post here! But, in a nutshell, yes, I'm OK now. I've been dealing with some issues, both personal and professional, but I'm back in the saddle and recording more videos, and I'm looking forward to 2018 being a MUCH more productive year than 2017 was.

Next up will be to finish and release 3 or 4 more Access Developer lessons. I'm going to try to get at least one done per week moving forward in 2018. I had recorded and prepared a bunch of new videos and then due to a glitch ended up losing them. Again, long story. But look for more coming up soon.

After that I'm going to be revising the rest of the Office lessons since Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are all overdue for a remake.

I'm also looking for your ideas for a new ACCESS SEMINAR. So if there's something you'd like to see, post a message in the comments below. A few ideas that have been proposed include a time and billing database, the barcode seminar that I mentioned a while back, and more. So post your ideas below.

And again, thank you all for your kind emails and your words of encouragement over the past few months. I really appreciate it.

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Back in the Saddle Comment from Brad J @ 12/14/2017
Richard, welcome back and I hope you are doing well. Regarding an Access seminar. What would be very helpful would be an indepth discussion of programmatically traversing an Access database. For example, selecting a record, updating it, and then moving to the next logical record based on the current order. I noticed a number of for doing this, but I'd like to do this without user interaction. Rather, I have a VB project where I'll be using a program to do this.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Do you know the "next logical record"
You could have events that do this, you just need to program the logic.
When you say VB project what do you mean?
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Back in the Saddle Comment from Alex Hedley @ 12/7/2017
From the Production Schedule

1. Distributing Your Application (to people who don't have Access, use Runtime)
2. Barcode & Inventory (printing and scanning barcodes, inventory control)
3. SQL Server (using Access with SQL Server)
4. Personal Finance Seminar (importing bank data, check register, budgeting, etc.)
5. Access Web Apps
6. Invoicing (a quick seminar on JUST making orders and invoices)
7. Distributing Front-End Updates (getting updates to your users easily)
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Back in the Saddle Comment from satish n @ 12/6/2017
Please Complete Asset Management Seminar

Reply from Alex Hedley:

What items did you want covered?

- Asset Management Seminar
- Student Interaction
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Back in the Saddle Comment from Brandon J @ 11/30/2017
I am all in favor of this!  It would be nice to learn how to use crosstab queries in more advanced ways and learn how to build reports completely in VBA so a crosstab query can be used as the reports record source and be updateable.
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Back in the Saddle Comment from Richard R @ 11/30/2017
Seminar idea: a solution for pivot tables and charts since they've been removed from Access 2016
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Back in the Saddle Comment from Richard R @ 11/30/2017
Seminar idea: updating user FRONT-END database files automatically on database start.
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