Access Introduction

Date(s) - 01/01/2050
All Day

The Quill Consultancy


This two-day course is appropriate for you if you have not previously used a relational database, or you use an Access database that has been created by someone else and you need to know how it all works, or you are self taught and wish to improve your understanding of the techniques and features of Access so you can get the most out of it.

Audience Profile

It is assumed you have good general computing skills and are familiar with the Windows environment.

At Course Completion

At the completion of the course, you should be able to create a multi-table database, add, edit and delete records, produce useful queries, forms and reports and write simple macros to automate basic tasks. You should also have a basic understanding of database design concepts.

Course Topics

the Access interface
the objects in the main Database container
basic relational database theory
creating tables
data types and field properties
design view and datasheet view
adding, editing and deleting records
creating lookup values in tables
creating relationships between tables
type of relationships
accessing data from outside Access
creating select queries (crosstab, totals and calculated field queries)
parameter queries
creating simple action queries (append, delete, make table and update)
creating and editing forms and reports
multi-table forms
including graphs in reports
printing database objects
backing up database objects
simple macros

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