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How To Create A Running Totals Query In Microsoft Access

If you wanted to calculate a running sum (or a cumulative total) for a report; this is simply set by using the correct ‘Running Sum‘ property for a selected control like a numeric bound field (text box) and all you need to do is decide whether this will be over a group or the whole report. However, this doesn’t exist in a query and to mimic the report feature to recreate running totals query in Microsoft Access, you will need to […]

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Access Pivot Table Versus Access Crosstab Query

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The first thing to note when creating an Access Pivot table or a crosstab Ms Access Query is that they both handle the grouping and summarising of ‘detailed’ records which means in most cases this type of output reports are driven by the typical ‘SELECT’ based query. This article is not to show you how to create pivot tables or crosstab queries but how they differ; helping you to understand the key differences. If you want to know how, take a […]

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How To Create An Access Query: The Simple Steps (Part 2) ?

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In part 1, I explained the worklfow and planning on how to create an Access query by taking a pen and paper exercise to create that checklist. In this second part, I’m going to quickly step you through the essentials. As a reminder, here’s the pseudo statement that started the process to list your tables, fields and other key attributes including criteria and sorting: Show a list of order transactions for the first quarter of 2011 of all customers based […]

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Multi-Table Queries in Access 2007

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Access 2007 enables you to create multi-table queries that can help you make sense of information you have stored in related tables in your database. When you create a multi-table query, you can join together related information that resides in different tables and make queries that produce efficient, logical and useful results. Ultimately, you can use your multi-table queries to create multi-table reports in Access 2007. To create a multi-table query, select the Show Table dialogue box. You can start […]

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Using Microsoft Access To Organise Your Life

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A useful introduction video showing the ‘back-end’ tools namely Tables and Queries being designed and used. It’s only the start though and you will need to do some more research. I like this video because it’s not been scripted or rehearsed showing how we all think when creating a table and a query with the author making decisions on the go applying changes during his presentation – great! If you want help, please contact me for advice and how you […]

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