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Microsoft Access Training: Building Access Label Reports

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Continuing with the Microsoft Access training series, building Access label reports is pretty straight forward (especially with the built-in wizard tool). As a snapshot and quick peek into my Access database eBook, here’s some more information to help establish your options. This type of report can be used for printing label address information to fit a pre-defined or custom defined label sheet (normally an adhesive or plain paper sheet). It can be based on a Table, Query or another external data […]

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How to Back up Your Split Database in Microsoft Access ?

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A split database is created by splitting two Access database files ending up with a ‘Back-End’ and ‘Front-End’ database files. A ‘Back-End’ Access database normally contains only the data tables while the ‘Front-End’ comprises the remaining database objects such as queries, forms, and reports. The data that a user inputs in a database object will be stored in the tables that back-end databases hold. Anybody can go through the information available in the front-end database but in order to access the back-end, the user needs to have administrator permission. Splitting a database can improve its performance, help secure your data, […]

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Microsoft Access Database: What is… Some Popular Questions

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Here are some questions I’ve been asked over the years regarding Microsoft Access database which I thought you may want to review.  Q: What features make Microsoft Access a valuable tool over say the more popular Excel spreadsheet or any other desktop software? A: The key feature is the ability to “ask questions” and perform actions with large amounts of the data via Queries which is its real strength.  For the common MS Office user who doesn’t know anything about MS Access […]

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Building An Access Database: The Planning Stages

Building An Access Database

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. Building An Access Database: The Planning Stages Take a look at the following articles…Microsoft Access […]

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How Building An Access Database To Your Own Specification Will Help ?

Building An Access Database

One of my main ‘day’ jobs includes building an Access database and this would typically cover a wide range of tasks including an add-on report to an existing system, adding a new form interface making it more user-friendly, repairing errors and creating a new database from the ground up. When applying to tender for a database build, often clients like to see my portfolio work as a way to measure my credentials as an Access database developer. Since most of […]

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Access 2007: Get up to speed

Watch video here A great overview for new users to Access as wells as for users migrating from the earlier versions of Microsoft Access (2003, XP, 2000, 97!). This video tutorial makes it look easy to create and manage an Access database because it really is easy to do so! This quick guide can also apply to the later version of Microsoft Access (2010) though the ‘Office‘ button has now been replaced with a ‘File‘ tab taking you to the […]

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