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Improve your audit results and extend your capabilities with Mastering IDEAScript: The Definitive Guide
Run audit programs and data analysis projects with ease. Create a local automated audit system. Meet current audit standards. Do it all with Mastering IDEAScript, the official guide from CaseWare IDEA.
Designed to help the complete novice develop the skills required to write applications using IDEAScript, this resource starts with simple topics, progressively working up to more complex areas. It helps you understand what automation can help you do and set reasonable goals for working with IDEAScript.
Although basic familiarity with the IDEA program is helpful in the use of this book's concepts, neither programming skills nor special equipment is required. Here, you'll find plain-English, easy-to-follow explanations for:
Creating your first IDEAScript application
Using the IDEAScript Editor
Writing code quickly and efficiently
Building complete applications without any code at all, using the Macro Recorder
Troubleshooting errors that occur in your application
Performing basic tasks, such as indexing, sorting, and closing your database
Finding information easily within databases
And much more!
Along with a companion website containing all of the scripts found in this book, Mastering IDEAScript: The Definitive Guide is packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb to help you understand the workings of IDEAScript. The days of filling in forms and answering countless questions when running audit programs are over. From now on, let IDEAScript do the work!
IDEA is a leading provider of data analysis software targeted to auditors to use as a tool for fraud detection and internal control assessment. IDEA® software is used in sixteen languages in more than ninety countries, by major accounting firms, governments, and corporations in all industry sectors, as well as by universities as a teaching tool.
IDEA is a registered trademark of CaseWare International Inc.
About the Author
John Paul Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced eighty-seven books and over 300 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a Windows command line reference, books on VBA and Visio 2007, a C# design and development manual, and an IronPython programmer's guide. His technical editing skills have helped over sixty-three authors refine the content of their manuscripts. John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He's also contributed articles to magazines like DevSource, InformIT, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hard Core Visual Basic, asp.netPRO, Software Test and Performance, and Visual Basic Developer.