Designing A Multi-Table Query – Part 3

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Creating A Multi-Table Query

Since we have planned our question, we are prepared to design and run it. If you have made written plans for your query, make certain to reference them frequently all through the ms access query design process.

These are the steps in creating a multi-table query:

1. Choose the Query Design from the Create tab on the Ribbon.image12. In the Show Table dialog box that shows, choose each table you want to include in your query, then click Add. After adding the tables, click Close. In our example, we needed information from the Customers and Orders table, so we’ll add them. Continue reading “Designing A Multi-Table Query – Part 3”

Working with ms access tables

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Like in other database application tables are the building block of any ms access database. These tips will be on how to create ms access tables and enter data in the database that is stored in your tables. Tables are the only place you can store data in ms access databases.

What is a table in ms access?

The table is set of columns and rows. Columns in ms access tables are called fields. When working with a table, every field should be giving a specific name and two fields cannot have the same name. Every single value in the field represents a single category of data. Also, note that every row in ms access table are called rows Continue reading “Working with ms access tables”

4 Reasons Why It Is Good For Your Business- Microsoft Access Database

4 Reasons Why It Is Good For Your Business.

Here’s an article recently published about Microsoft Access databases called 4 Reasons Why MS Access Is Good For Your Business which highlights the key reasons well.

The four bullet point reasons from the article are:

  • You Probably Already Have A Copy Of It
  • It’s Fully Integrated With Other Office Apps 
  • It’s Highly Versatile & Constantly Improving
  • It’s Scalable For Future Expansion

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Also take a look at an older article of mine expanding on the benefits of Microsoft access making it a perfect match for SME’s and individuals.

Ready for more help? Take a look at Microsoft Access 2016 Database eBook and see how easy it is to build MS Access Databases. 🙂

Microsoft Access Database Templates – Some Are Even Free!

MS Access Database Templates – Some Are Even Free!

With the latest version of MS Access database (2016) and following on with tradition, Microsoft provides a selection of free Access Database templates and these can be found via a new database file action where thumbnails are available to get you started.

Quite a few of the standard templates are reasonable and they do require more custom design time to at least make them more user friendly.

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However, take the above ‘Tasks’ database example which created several different objects including tables, queries, forms and reports – In fact, 30 objects were generated which also included macros and a little VBA code.

Other database templates can also been found like Continue reading “Microsoft Access Database Templates – Some Are Even Free!”

Accountants Should Dump Microsoft Excel for MS Access Database

Accountants Should Dump Microsoft Excel for MS Access Database

I’ve been saying this for years, MS Access databases is simply far better than Excel. In fact Access is just Excel on steroids!

As the following link to this article says “we are all Excel-aholics who can’t get through the day without busting out a spreadsheet…“. 

Here’s the article link: http://goingconcern.com/post/accountants-should-dump-microsoft-excel-database-software

Accountants Should Dump Microsoft Excel for Microsoft Access Database

Accountants Should Dump Microsoft Excel for MS Access Database

The default reaction is to lean towards Excel and that’s understandable but that’s because it’s how we are all first taught to use this application and the ease of how a spreadsheet  can be to manipulate data and analyse out.

But where data integrity and security protection  is key to the maintenance and workflows of a system, you simple have to consider MS Access databases.

There’s also a compromise where both could be used and this maybe a fair outcome to get the best of both using their strengths and dismissing the weaknesses at the same time.

Want to learn more? Take a look at my eBook bundle covering the key objects of Microsoft Access database.

Microsoft Access Database Versus Excel – Which To Choose?

Microsoft Access Database Versus Excel – Which To Choose?

Why Access? Why Excel?

In the modern age, ‘the books’ are done digitally. Individuals and businesses alike use software like Microsoft Excel to do a bunch of database stuff… – but strangely, bizarrely, bafflingly, Microsoft Access database remains a highly underused product in the Microsoft Office package.  There seems to be a general misconception about Access and Excel, with many people believing Excel to be both easier and more applicable to their needs.

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Databases vs Spreadsheets

So what’s the difference between the two? Microsoft Access is a database, not just a large spreadsheet like Excel. Both have their uses and only the situation can dictate the need for one over the other. Excel is generally more convenient for crunching numbers and producing figures and graph that represent technical data. Access, however, is able to store a huge amount of data – far more than in any one spreadsheet. Additionally, Excel Continue reading “Microsoft Access Database Versus Excel – Which To Choose?”

Access Database Tutorial is 4 Years Old

Access Database Tutorial is 4 Years Old – This Week!

I can’t believe it, Microsoft Access Database Tutorial is 4 years old this week!

Spending the time to create a website offering various tools, resources and free tips and tricks was really down to my students which I’m very grateful to them for inspiring me to create a successful online service and it’s been an amazing journey so far but where has the time flown? 4 Years on!

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With all the newer applications and online web processes of today, Microsoft Access has kept up at a reasonable level too with SharePoint and better collaboration but ultimately it’s the power of the desktop version with the power of Access VBA that really can’t be Continue reading “Access Database Tutorial is 4 Years Old”

Microsoft Access Database: 5 Settings To Avoid With Microsoft Access Options Causing You Headaches

Microsoft Access Database: 5 Settings To Avoid With Microsoft Access Options Causing You Headaches

Here’s an article I wrote some time ago but is worth a revisit since the newer generation of users tend not to be always aware of the background tasks Access sometimes insists on performing…

When I first started to use Microsoft Access (back in 1993) which was then version 1.1 and quickly moved to the newer version of 2.0, you had various options available that could be set to change the behaviour of how you viewed and ran the basic objects. It probably took you no more than 15 minutes to discover, read (in the help files) and apply all settings that Microsoft Access databases had to offer – job done, never having to return to this area again!

Microsoft Access Database: 5 Settings To Avoid With Microsoft Access Options Causing You Headaches

Move forward 20 plus years and working with Access version 2013 you now have to either employ an individual to study and constantly refine the permutations of how Microsoft Access will work, behave and look. Okay, I may have exaggerated a little about employing and individual but your get the point! You need to Continue reading “Microsoft Access Database: 5 Settings To Avoid With Microsoft Access Options Causing You Headaches”

Microsoft Access Database Names and Reserved Word Problems

Microsoft Access Database Names and Reserved Word Problems

Designing your Microsoft Access database requires a plan, some dedicated time and vision, and without some scope for your new database, you can easily fall at the first hurdle when building and implementing a system with the lack of attention to detail of using key names and reserved words.

Some of the reserved names and words can be used depending where it’s being utilised but some will prompt you with a warning as being ambiguous because they are properties of forms, reports, sections, tables, or global names and constants from the Application object and the DAO, ADODB and VBA libraries.microsoft access database reserved names and words

Because it would not be practical to provide a full list of all reserved names and words, like built-in function names, VBA constant keywords or Continue reading “Microsoft Access Database Names and Reserved Word Problems”

Microsoft Access Database Articles: Check Out My EzineArticles

Microsoft Access Database Articles: Check Out My EzineArticles

It’s too hot to work – taking a vacation!

While I’m away, checkout my Microsoft Access Databases EzineArticles or click that big ‘Diamond Expert Author’ logo to the right of my home page.

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Microsoft Access Database Articles: Check Out My EzineArticles

Here are some of the direct links to popular articles:

Microsoft Access Database Design Tips – Want To Know 7 Quick Tips To Designing Your Access Database?

I’m often asked How do you design a good Access database? My simple answer is I Reverse engineer it when planning and designing an Access database! Reverse engineer it – What’s that? It’s not Continue reading “Microsoft Access Database Articles: Check Out My EzineArticles”