Microsoft Access: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Macros | Introduction

Microsoft Access Training Series | Level 4

Course Details

Duration: 2 days (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® Access® Versions: 2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): In-person (Live classroom) | Virtual classroom

Course Dates: August 19/20, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $495 CAD per person (Virtual classroom), $545 CAD per person (Bring your own device – for live classroom courses only) or $595 CAD per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device – for live classroom courses only)*

Timing: Public scheduled courses run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Virtual classroom courses: Our instructor-led virtual classroom courses are delivered in a virtual classroom environment. Students will be sent a virtual classroom invitation prior to the course.

Live classroom courses: Our instructor-led live classroom (in-person) courses are held in downtown Toronto at the Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801. Some courses are also held at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

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Course Overview

This hands-on course is designed for the non-programmer who wants to learn the basics of programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to automate Microsoft Access. Students will review techniques to create VBA macros and use modules, procedures, variables and constants within the VBA window. If statements, loops and error handling will also be demonstrated using various examples. Students will run VBA macros automatically on open or close or by using keyboard shortcuts, events and command buttons. Log-in forms as well as user defined functions will also be created.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Access:  Intermediate / Advanced or Microsoft Access: Designing and Automating Fomrs and Microsoft Access: Designing Queries and Reports courses. Alterantively, students must possess the equivalent knowledge and skills covered in these course(s).

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are delivered online in virtual classroom format or in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

Related training: View all Microsoft Access courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual or published book
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Overview

  • What is a VBA macro?
  • When to use a VBA macro
  • Using the Developer tab
  • Creating macros using the Macro Designer and converting to VBA

Security and Trust Centre Settings

  • Specifying macro security settings
  • Creating a trusted folder

Macro Concepts in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

  • Working in the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) window
  • Basic syntax logic
  • Sub procedures in VBA
  • Writing code in the Code Window
  • Working with modules and projects
  • Using methods and properties
  • Adding comments

Running Macros

  • Running macros using keyboard shortcuts
  • Running macros using events
  • Running macros using a dialog

Types of Events

  • On click events
  • Before and after update events
  • Close and open events
  • Delete and cancel events

Types of Code Modules

  • Types of code modules
  • Database modules

Procedures

  • Functions
  • Sub procedures
  • Types of procedures

Variables and Constants

  • Using constants and variables
  • Types of variables including string and date
  • Constant and variable declarations
  • Declaring several variables

Working with Objects

  • The basics of working with objects
  • Naming objects
  • Advantages of using object references

Looping Structures

  • Looping through actions
  • List and combo boxes

Decision Making Tools

  • Using IF blocks
  • Select Case structures
  • Working with dialog boxes
  • Using common controls

User Interaction

  • Creating forms for user input
  • Using message boxes for input

Special Macros

  • Create macros to run on open or close

User Defined Functions

  • Create macros for functions that do not appear in the list of built-in functions

Debugging, Validating and Error Handling

  • Debugging
  • Input Validation
  • Error Handling
  • File Processing

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Microsoft Access: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) | Introduction (online in virtual classroom format or in Toronto)
Location
Avantix Learning, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building),Toronto, Ontario,Canada
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August 19, 2021
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