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Aggregate Queries in Microsoft access database


In Microsoft access database, you might want to perform operations on not just one single record, but on a group of records. You can simply create fields that perform operations per row or on every record. But what happens when you perform calculations on a group of records? This is where Aggregate queries come in handy. Aggregate Query An Aggregate query lets you carry out calculations on record groups rather than perform individual operations, and because of that, it is also referred to as Summary query. It considers the total, subset, or gross amount of records. In performing calculations on a group […]

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Planning Tips To Building A Microsoft Access Database


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In my latest eBook on how to build a Microsoft Access database, I cover a section about planning your database before developers should delve in and implement. Before they know it, it’s too late when they realise how off track they are and now left with potentially a reversing and undoing exercise! So, to get started on the right track, here’s an extract for your reference… Reverse Engineering? I’m often asked How do you design a good Microsoft Access database? […]

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Creating an Append Query in Microsoft Access


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This article talks about the importance of the  Append Query and the appropriate way of creating them in Microsoft access database. In Microsoft access database and all the other database management systems, queries as the heart of the software system which can execute numerous actions to make your database more systematized and functional. Queries prove to be useful for working on various tasks including returning record-sets in an ordered and filtered way, updating values, editing or deleting data, and even making a new table in the access database. Action Queries can be used for adding, changing, or deleting numerous records from a table, […]

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8 Tips to Create Flexible Tables in Microsoft Access


Tables should be responsive, optimized and efficiently designed for your Microsoft access database. Databases are all about tables and how they hold and then show the information stored in them. It is vital for them to be flexible, dependable and informative. That’s the reason why it is fundamental to create and assign the appropriate properties to such tables. The following 8 simple tips will help to plan and build your Microsoft access database tables: 1. Naming of the fields The name […]

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MS Access Database Images: How To Correctly Handle Them ?


Microsoft access database was never really designed to handle images the same way other Office applications do and maybe it was deemed as bit of an afterthought. Different versions lead to different challenges and the latest version (2016) still have issues ending sometimes up with invisible images on those forms and reports. This is further complicated by having a 32-bit version of Access database 2016 (16.0.4229.1024) and perhaps not the 64-bit version installed but that may not be a good […]

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Microsoft Access Database Functions


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This is something I have touched on briefly in the past with an article called Microsoft Access Functions which introduced you to the popular functions and the tool to generally browse for other not so popular function calls. So as a revisit to this topic, there’s no point describing each and everyone that’s at your disposal – that would be silly as we all have different uses for our Access databases but instead you can find a full list (by […]

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