Percy K. ParakhComputer Training Coordinator – CDE              ChSCC
   What is a Database?   What is a Database Management System?   How do we use MicroSoft Access to create a    simple D...
   Describe databases & database    management systems   Start Access   Describe the features of the Access Screen.   ...
   Define the fields in a table.   Open a table.   Add records to an empty table.   Close a table.   Close & open a d...
   A database is a collection of data organized    in a manner that allows access, retrieval,    and use of that data.  ...
   A Database Management System, allows you    to use a computer to create a database.   With the computer you can (elec...
   Spreadsheet Software allows users to add,    subtract & perform user defined calculations on    rows & columns of numb...
   Tables   Records   Fields   Primary Key
   A table is a collection of data about a    particular subject. For Ex. a Movie table    contains info. about movies li...
Each COLUMN in the table                                      is a FIELDMovie    Movie Title   Year      Movie   Length No...
   A RECORD in the MOVIE Table contains    information about a specific MOVIE.   Ex. Record Number 003 contains specific...
   A FIELD contains a specific piece of    information within a RECORD.   Ex. The Movie Title field contains specific   ...
   The first field in the MOVIE table is the MOVIE    NUMBER. This is a code assigned by the owner to    each MOVIE.   T...
Click on Start, Programs,Microsoft Office, MicrosoftOffice Access 2007
1) Click, BlankDatabase           2) Name it           Movies.accdb            3) Click,             Create
1) Right Click,select RenameColumn
3) Data Type,                      Text                   4) Type in Movie                   Title and so on…..           ...
Data Type forYear Made – Number
Data Type,                         NumberThe rest of the fieldsHave a Data Type ofText
   Save the Table and call it Movies   The Movies Table will show up in the left    pane
2) Click on View to                Toggle to Design1) Saved as                ViewMovies: Table
   We will delete the bogus Primary key i.e. the    ID #   We will make the Movie Number the Primary    Key, by clicking...
Click on thePrimary Key row,and press Deleteon the keyboard
Click onYes
2) Click on               Primary Key1) Click onMovie NumberField
2) Close and                  Save the table1) Movie Numberis now thePrimary Key
Start entering Records,use the Tab key to movefrom one field to the next,or click in field with yourmouse and type
   Click on the Create tab, click on Table   Create the fields in the Director Table just as    before (Movie Table)   ...
   Make the Director Number as the Primary    Key   Change the field width to 2.   Save the Table by clicking on Close ...
1) Click on  Create Tab2) Click onTable ( to create aNew Table)
1) Right Click       On Add New       Field2)Click onRename Column
1) Type inDirector Code
1) Save As                Director2) Click onView, to flipTo DesignView
Click andPress Delete
2) Click on               Primary Key1) Click inRow selector
Type inall therecords
Here’s a SplitForm
Here is theMovies Form
   We have learnt what is a Database.   What is a Database Management System.   We have learnt that RECORDS are essenti...
   Create a Table   Save a Table   Add Records to a Table   Modify Tables in Design View   Create a Split Form
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  1. 1. Percy K. ParakhComputer Training Coordinator – CDE ChSCC
  2. 2.  What is a Database? What is a Database Management System? How do we use MicroSoft Access to create a simple Database.
  3. 3.  Describe databases & database management systems Start Access Describe the features of the Access Screen. Create a Database. Create a table.
  4. 4.  Define the fields in a table. Open a table. Add records to an empty table. Close a table. Close & open a database. Use a form to view data. Create a graph.
  5. 5.  A database is a collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data. Ex. A Rolodex which keeps track of Names, Addresses, and Phone Numbers, is a simple example of a manual database.
  6. 6.  A Database Management System, allows you to use a computer to create a database. With the computer you can (electronically) create, add, change, and delete data in the database, retrieve data using Queries, and create Forms and Reports.
  7. 7.  Spreadsheet Software allows users to add, subtract & perform user defined calculations on rows & columns of numbers. Spreadsheets are more geared towards numeric data, whereas Databases work with Data that contains info. like Names, Addresses, Soc. Security #’s etc.
  8. 8.  Tables Records Fields Primary Key
  9. 9.  A table is a collection of data about a particular subject. For Ex. a Movie table contains info. about movies like Movie No., Movie Title, Year Made, Movie Type etc. RECORDS are simply the ROWS in the table. FIELDS are the COLUMNS in the table.
  10. 10. Each COLUMN in the table is a FIELDMovie Movie Title Year Movie Length Nom Awar Dire001 Amy Mason 1978 DRAMA 92 5 4 01002 Breakdown 1965 SUSPEN 92 4 0 04003 Dancing Duo 1972 COMEDY 137 3 1 04004 The Dirty 1960 WESTER 137 1 0 03007 The Brass 1949 DRAMA 82 0 0 03008 Wild Willie 1970 WESTER 108 3 1 03 Each ROW in the table010 Murder and 1979 COMEDY 96 3 1 01 is a RECORD
  11. 11.  A RECORD in the MOVIE Table contains information about a specific MOVIE. Ex. Record Number 003 contains specific information on the movie Dancing Duo.
  12. 12.  A FIELD contains a specific piece of information within a RECORD. Ex. The Movie Title field contains specific information about the Title of the Movie.
  13. 13.  The first field in the MOVIE table is the MOVIE NUMBER. This is a code assigned by the owner to each MOVIE. These numbers are unique; that is no two movies will be assigned the same number. Such a field can be used as a UNIQUE IDENTIFIER. Ex. Soc-Sec-No. This is called the PRIMARY KEY.
  14. 14. Click on Start, Programs,Microsoft Office, MicrosoftOffice Access 2007
  15. 15. 1) Click, BlankDatabase 2) Name it Movies.accdb 3) Click, Create
  16. 16. 1) Right Click,select RenameColumn
  17. 17. 3) Data Type, Text 4) Type in Movie Title and so on….. 1) Rename field as Movie Number2) Press theDown Arrowkey
  18. 18. Data Type forYear Made – Number
  19. 19. Data Type, NumberThe rest of the fieldsHave a Data Type ofText
  20. 20.  Save the Table and call it Movies The Movies Table will show up in the left pane
  21. 21. 2) Click on View to Toggle to Design1) Saved as ViewMovies: Table
  22. 22.  We will delete the bogus Primary key i.e. the ID # We will make the Movie Number the Primary Key, by clicking on the Primary Key Button
  23. 23. Click on thePrimary Key row,and press Deleteon the keyboard
  24. 24. Click onYes
  25. 25. 2) Click on Primary Key1) Click onMovie NumberField
  26. 26. 2) Close and Save the table1) Movie Numberis now thePrimary Key
  27. 27. Start entering Records,use the Tab key to movefrom one field to the next,or click in field with yourmouse and type
  28. 28.  Click on the Create tab, click on Table Create the fields in the Director Table just as before (Movie Table) Save the Table as Director Click on View to flip to Design View As before delete the bogus Primary Key
  29. 29.  Make the Director Number as the Primary Key Change the field width to 2. Save the Table by clicking on Close button on the table. Type in all the records in the Director Table
  30. 30. 1) Click on Create Tab2) Click onTable ( to create aNew Table)
  31. 31. 1) Right Click On Add New Field2)Click onRename Column
  32. 32. 1) Type inDirector Code
  33. 33. 1) Save As Director2) Click onView, to flipTo DesignView
  34. 34. Click andPress Delete
  35. 35. 2) Click on Primary Key1) Click inRow selector
  36. 36. Type inall therecords
  37. 37. Here’s a SplitForm
  38. 38. Here is theMovies Form
  39. 39.  We have learnt what is a Database. What is a Database Management System. We have learnt that RECORDS are essentially ROWS in a table. And FIELDS are essentially COLUMNS in a table. A PRIMARY KEY is simply a field used as the Unique Identifier.
  40. 40.  Create a Table Save a Table Add Records to a Table Modify Tables in Design View Create a Split Form
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