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Category Archives: Database Theory

Building Access Databases -Using Data Analysis Tools


Building Access Databases

Here’s a quick one minute video demonstration on the main Microsoft Access database tools available for your reference. This video tutorial is based on Access 2013 but it applies to all versions (albeit maybe found in other parts of the application). As you can see, these tools look a little tired and old style Windows which highlights that they have been around since the dawn of MS Access!  Who’s ever used them? Building Access Databases – Using Data Analysis Tools These […]

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What Are The New Features In Microsoft Access 2016


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Here’s a quick less than three minute video on what’s new with Microsoft Access 2016 to quickly discover if it’s actually worth the upgrade! As the video informs us, there seems to be little difference between the previous version (2013) and not convincing us it’s worth the effort or even an additional slight cost (unless of course you’ve subscribed to Office 365 with apps – meaning it’s effectively already been priced in and therefore free) to bother. What Are The […]

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Microsoft Access Database Blog – Six Years On


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Wow! It’s been nearly six years of providing you with MS Access database blogs and I wanted to say a big thank you to all you, the subscribers and of course those who entrusted me by purchasing one of my e-products and e-books. If this is your first visit to my blog then welcome 🙂 Take a look at this blog site and browse the history by selecting the Archive ‘drop-down’ box by month. There are over 300 posts and several ways to navigate through the […]

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Should We Be Using Calculated Table Fields-Microsoft Access Database ?


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Microsoft Access Database: Should We Be Using Calculated Table Fields With the introduction of Microsoft Access 2010, a new data type field appeared in your table design view which provided a basic way to take fields in the same table and create new expressions as a new dedicated field sitting at the ‘top of hierarchy’ database! However, should we really be using this new data type and practice at all? Purists will frown upon this technique and say you should stick […]

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Microsoft Access 2016 Database – New eBook Arriving Soon


Microsoft Access 2016 Database eBook

Since the release of Microsoft Access 2016 Database eBook late last year, everyone has been busy re-writing and documenting the changes to MS Access and in essence, there’s little difference when comparing it to the previous version (2013). However, to help freshen up and bring any newer features into the fold, I too have been busy re-writing my current eBooks which were originally written and supported for most versions ranging as far back as version 2000 (through to 2010). As usual, you can […]

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Microsoft Access Database Templates – Some Are Even Free!


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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. However, take the above ‘Tasks’ database example which created several different objects including tables, queries, […]

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