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Designing A Multi-Table Query – Part 3

To view Part-1 of this series, (by Ben Beitler ), Click here >> Creating A Multi-Table Query Since we have planned our question, we are prepared to design and run it. If you have made written plans for your query, make certain to reference them frequently all through the ms access query design process. These are the steps in creating a multi-table query: 1. Choose the Query Design from the Create tab on the Ribbon. 2. In the Show Table dialog box that shows, choose each […]

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Working with ms access tables

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Like in other database application tables are the building block of any ms access database. These tips will be on how to create ms access tables and enter data in the database that is stored in your tables. Tables are the only place you can store data in ms access databases. What is a table in ms access? The table is set of columns and rows. Columns in ms access tables are called fields. When working with a table, every […]

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4 Reasons Why It Is Good For Your Business- Microsoft Access Database

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Here’s an article recently published about Microsoft Access databases called 4 Reasons Why MS Access Is Good For Your Business which highlights the key reasons well. The four bullet point reasons from the article are: You Probably Already Have A Copy Of It It’s Fully Integrated With Other Office Apps  It’s Highly Versatile & Constantly Improving It’s Scalable For Future Expansion Also take a look at an older article of mine expanding on the benefits of Microsoft access making it a perfect match for […]

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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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Accountants Should Dump Microsoft Excel for MS Access Database

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I’ve been saying this for years, MS Access databases is simply far better than Excel. In fact Access is just Excel on steroids! As the following link to this article says “…we are all Excel-aholics who can’t get through the day without busting out a spreadsheet…“.  Here’s the article link: http://goingconcern.com/post/accountants-should-dump-microsoft-excel-database-software Accountants Should Dump Microsoft Excel for MS Access Database The default reaction is to lean towards Excel and that’s understandable but that’s because it’s how we are all first taught to […]

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Microsoft Access Database Versus Excel – Which To Choose?

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Microsoft Access Database Versus Excel Why Access? Why Excel? In the modern age, ‘the books’ are done digitally. Individuals and businesses alike use software like Microsoft Excel to do a bunch of database stuff… – but strangely, bizarrely, bafflingly, Microsoft Access database remains a highly underused product in the Microsoft Office package.  There seems to be a general misconception about Access and Excel, with many people believing Excel to be both easier and more applicable to their needs. Databases vs Spreadsheets So what’s the […]

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