Building An Access Database: The Planning Stages

Building An Access Database: The Planning Stages

The quickest way the building an Access database application is to use the wizard and template tools available which are a breeze! But you need to have some idea of what type of database you are going to end up with a bit of planning first.

To help you along, I have written seven articles (courtesy of EzineArticles) to help explain the database methodologies further.

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Building An Access Database: The Planning Stages

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What Is Database Auditing – Microsoft Access Tools

What Is Database Auditing Using Microsoft Access Tools?

The question I’m often asked is What is database auditing and how do I create an audit trail in Microsoft Access?

The second part to that question means the inquisitor has realised there are no standard MS Access tools available (out-of-the-box) for you to utilise and developers are therefore left to their own skills and time to creating a tool instead.

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How To Create An Access Database From Excel

How To Create An Access Database From Excel

To create an Access database from an Excel spreadsheet is simple enough to setup and apply. However, there are some preparations involved as data is being migrated from a ‘flat-file’ environment (which is what data in a spreadsheet provides) to a relational database (RDBMS – which is one of Microsoft Access’s strengths).

Take a look at this video tutorial to see some of the final steps in migrating and populating data to create an Access database from an Excel spreadsheet…

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How To Create An Access Database From Excel

In this video which by the way is very well explained you need to have an existing database in place which means having relationships created and other objects. In fact, you do not have to have any objects in place as part of the import routines will generate new tables.

Have a plan, sketch out the data sets that will become separate tables in your Access database. Know you primary key fields (fields that will be responsible when joining tables together). Also know the data types as in the video it mentioned the contact number being stored as a number with an input mask. In some cases, it could be a text data type instead.

Creating an Access database will take some time and good planning and getting to know other important objects like queries too. In the video tutorial, it did mention the APPEND query!

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Microsoft Access Database: Understand Database Design Using Microsoft Access 2010

Microsoft Access Database: Understand Database Design Using Microsoft Access

This video tutorial is just under 8 minutes long and is worth seeing it through to the end as it highlights how to approach and design a Microsoft Access database application.

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Microsoft Access Database Tutorial – My Comments

The video talks about planning a Microsoft Access database using a five step plan. Well there are various methodoligies one can use and I use a similar approach with a bit more meat in between the processes involved.

To learn more about this and actually how to build an Access database, you may want to check out my eBooks which there are six that comes in a special offer bundle.

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Microsoft Access Database: Practice Microsoft Access Database Decorum to Reap the Rewards

There is a saying when designing an Access database; “The information you get out is directly proportional to the information that is put in” (or something to that effect!).

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