Microsoft Office Access, previously known as Microsoft
Access, is a relational database management system from Microsoft which
combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical
user interface. It is a member of the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
Access can use data stored in Access/Jet, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle,
or any ODBC-compliant data container. Skilled software developers and
data architects use it to develop application software. Relatively
unskilled programmers and non-programmer "power users" can use it to
build simple applications. It supports some object-oriented techniques
but falls short of being a fully object-oriented development tool.
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Part I - Organizing the Data
Part II - Building the Tables
Part III - Writing the Queries
Part IV - Designing the Forms
Part V - Generating the Reports
-Advanced Form Design - Additional features that you can use to add
power to your forms.
-Using Lookup Fields - Save time and increase accuracy by using lookup
fields in your tables and forms.
-Access Security - Keeping your data safe in Access goes far beyond
throwing a password on the database. It's important to understand the
capabilities ... and the limits ... of Access security.
-"Where do I go from here?" - Advice for those who want to become
experts with Microsoft Access.
-Database Normalization - A companion slideshow for Part 1. Explains the
first three steps of database normalization while showing the practical
steps for changing the original Excel file into an Access database.
Glossary - A glossary of terms used in this series.
1 Introduction to the MS Access Tutorial
1.1 Intended Audience
1.2 Pre-Requisite Knowledge
2 Brief overview of Relational Databases and Database Applications
3 A Business Example
4 Starting Microsoft Access
4.1 Review of Starting Microsoft Access
5 Creating and Viewing Tables
5.1 Creating a Table Using the Design View
5.2 Exercise: Creating a Table
5.3 Viewing and Adding Data to a Table
5.4 Exercise: Adding Data to a Table
5.5 Creating Relationships Between tables
5.6 Review of Creating and Viewing Tables
6 Creating and Running Queries
6.1 Single Table Queries
6.2 Exercise: Single Table Queries
6.3 Multiple Table Queries
6.4 Exercise: Multiple Table Queries
6.5 Review of Creating and Running Queries
7 Creating and Running a Data Entry Form
7.1 Creating a Single Table Form using the Wizard
7.2 Exercise: Creating a Single Table Form
7.3 Review of Creating and Running a Data Entry Form
8 Creating and Running a Report
8.1 Creating a Single Table Report using the wizard
8.2 Exercise: Creating a Single Table Report
8.3 Review of Creating and Running a Report