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Access Chapter 01

  1. 1. MicrosoftAccess 2010 Chapter 1Databases and DatabaseObjects: An Introduction
  2. 2. Objectives• Design a database to satisfy a collection of requirements• Describe the features of the Access window• Create a database• Create tables in Datasheet and Design views• Add records to a tableDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 2
  3. 3. Objectives• Close a database• Open a database• Print the contents of a table• Create and use a query• Create and use a form• Create and print custom reports• Modify a report in Layout viewDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 3
  4. 4. Project – Database CreationDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 4
  5. 5. General Project Guidelines• Identify the tables• Determine the primary keys• Determine the additional fields• Determine relationships between the tables• Determine data types for the fields• Identify and remove any unwanted redundancy• Determine a storage location for the database• Determine additional properties for fields• Determine the best method for distributing the database objectsDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 5
  6. 6. Creating a Database• With a USB flash drive connected to one of the computer’s USB ports, ensure the New tab is selected in the Backstage view and that Blank database is selected in the New gallery• Click the Browse button in the right pane of the New gallery to display the File New Database dialog box• Type the desired file name in the File New Database dialog box to change the file name. Do not press the ENTER key after typing the file name• Navigate to the desired save location• Click the OK button, which returns you to the New gallery• Click the Create button in the right pane of the New gallery to create the database on the selected drive with the entered file nameDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 6
  7. 7. Creating a DatabaseDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 7
  8. 8. Modifying the Primary Key• Right-click the column heading for the desired primary key field to display a shortcut menu• Right-click the column heading for the field to display a shortcut menu• Type the new desired name for the field• Click the white space immediately below the field name to complete the addition of the field• Click the Data Type box arrow (Table Tools Fields tab | Formatting group) to display a menu of available data types• Click the desired data typeDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 8
  9. 9. Modifying the Primary Key• Click the Field Size text box (Table Tools Fields tab | Properties group) to select the current field size, use either the delete or backspace keys to erase the current field size, and then type the new field size• Click the Name & Caption button (Table Tools Fields tab | Properties group) to display the Enter Field Properties dialog box• Click the Caption text box (Enter Field Properties dialog box), and then type the desired caption• Click the Description text box, and then type the desired description• Click the Description text box, and then type the desired descriptionDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 9
  10. 10. Modifying the Primary KeyDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 10
  11. 11. Defining the Remaining Fields in a Table• Click the Click to Add column heading to display a menu of available data types• Click the desired data type• Enter the desired field name• Click the white space below the field name to complete the change of the name. Click the white space a second time to select the field• Change the field size, if necessaryDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 11
  12. 12. Saving a Table• Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar to display the Save As dialog box• Type the desired file name• Click the OK button (Save As dialog box) to save the tableDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 12
  13. 13. Viewing the Table in Design View• Click the View button arrow (Table Tools Fields tab | Views group) to display the View button menu• Click the View button arrow (Table Tools Fields tab | Views group) to display the View button menuDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 13
  14. 14. Closing the Table• Click the Close button for the open table to close the tableDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 14
  15. 15. Adding Records to a Table• Right-click the table in the Navigation Pane to display the shortcut menu• Click Design View on the View button menu to view the table in Design view• Click the Shutter Bar Open/Close Button to close the Navigation Pane• Type the desired values in each field, pressing the TAB key to move to the next fieldDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 15
  16. 16. Adding Records to a TableDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 16
  17. 17. Resizing Columns in a Datasheet• Point to the right boundary of the field selector so that the mouse pointer becomes a two-headed arrow• Double-click the right boundary of the field selector to resize the field so that it best fits the data• Save the changes to the layout by clicking the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar• Click the table’s Close button to close the tableDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 17
  18. 18. Resizing Columns in a DatasheetDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 18
  19. 19. Previewing and Printing the Contentsof a Table• If necessary, open the Navigation Pane and select the table you wish to preview and print• Click File on the Ribbon to open the Backstage view• Click the Print tab in the Backstage view to display the Print gallery• Click the Print Preview button in the Print gallery to display a preview of what the table will look like when printedDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 19
  20. 20. Previewing and Printing the Contentsof a Table• Click the Print button (Print Preview tab | Print group) to display the Print dialog box• Click the OK button (Print dialog box) to print the table• When the printer stops, retrieve the hard copy• Click the Close Print Preview button (Print Preview tab | Close Preview group) to close the Print Preview windowDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 20
  21. 21. Previewing and Printing the Contentsof a TableDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 21
  22. 22. Creating a Table in Design View• Open the Navigation Pane• Click Create on the Ribbon to display the Create tab• Click the Table Design button (Create tab | Tables group) to create a new table in Design view• Type the desired field name in the Field Name column• Click the Primary Key button (Table Tools Design tab | Tools group) if the field you are adding is the primary key• Type the desired description in the Description columnDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 22
  23. 23. Creating a Table in Design View• Type the desired field size in the Field Size text box in the Field Properties pane• Type the desired caption in the Caption text boxDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 23
  24. 24. Importing an Excel Worksheet• Click External Data on the Ribbon to display the External Data tab• Click the Excel button (External Data tab | Import & Link group) to display the Get External Data – Excel Spreadsheet dialog box• Click the Browse button (Get External Data – Excel Spreadsheet dialog box) to display the File Open dialog box• Navigate to and select the desired file• Click the Open button (File Open dialog box), which will return you to the Get External Data dialog boxDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 24
  25. 25. Importing an Excel Worksheet• Follow the remaining steps in the wizard to import the Excel worksheet – Choose where to import the data – Preview the data you are importing – Name the table (if importing to a new table)Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction 25
  26. 26. Using the Simple Query Wizardto Create a Query• If necessary, open the Navigation Pane• Select the table you wish to query• Click Create on the Ribbon to display the Create tab• Click the Query Wizard button (Create tab | Queries group) to display the New Query dialog box• Be sure Simple Query Wizard is selected, and then click the OK button (New Query dialog box) to display the Simple Query Wizard dialog boxDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 26
  27. 27. Using the Simple Query Wizardto Create a Query• Follow the remaining steps in the wizard to finish creating the queryDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 27
  28. 28. Using a Criterion in a Query• Right-click the query to open in the Navigation Pane to produce a shortcut menu• Click Design View on the shortcut menu to open the query in Design view• Click the Criteria row in the column for the field for which you want to specify the criteria, and then type the criteria• Click Design View on the shortcut menu to open the query in Design viewDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 28
  29. 29. Using a Criterion in a QueryDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 29
  30. 30. Creating a Form• Select the table in the Navigation Pane for which you want to create a form• If necessary, click Create on the Ribbon to display the Create tab• If the form appears in Layout view, click the Form View button on the Access Status bar to display the form in Form viewDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 30
  31. 31. Creating a Form• Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar to display the Save As dialog box• Type the desired form name, and then click the OK button to save the form• Click the Close button for the form to close the formDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 31
  32. 32. Creating a FormDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 32
  33. 33. Creating a Report• Select the table in the Navigation Pane for which you want to create the report• Click Create on the Ribbon to display the Create tab• Click the Report button (Create tab | Reports group) to create the report• Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar to display the Save As dialog box and then type the name of the report• Click the OK button (Save As dialog box) to save the reportDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 33
  34. 34. Creating a ReportDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 34
  35. 35. Modifying Column Headingsand Resizing Columns• Right-click the report in the Navigation Pane you wish to modify and then click Layout View on the shortcut menu• If a Field list appears, click the Add Existing Fields button (Report Layout Tools Design tab | Tools group) to remove the Field list from the screen• Close the Navigation Pane• Click the column heading you wish to modify two times• Type the new column headingDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 35
  36. 36. Modifying Column Headingsand Resizing Columns• Point to the right boundary of the field you wish to resize until the mouse pointer changes to a two-headed arrow and then drag the right boundary to the desired positionDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 36
  37. 37. Adding Totals to a Report• Select the field you want to total• Click Design on the Ribbon to display the Design tab• Click the Totals button (Report Layout Tools Design tab | Grouping & Totals group) to display the list of available calculations• Click Sum to calculate the sum of the amount of paid values• Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar to save your changes to the report layoutDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 37
  38. 38. Adding Totals to a ReportDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 38
  39. 39. Changing Database Properties• Click File on the Ribbon to open the Backstage view• If necessary, click the Info tab in the Backstage view to display the Information gallery• Click the ‘View and edit database properties’ link in the right pane of the Info gallery• Enter the desired database properties• Click the OK button to save your changesDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 39
  40. 40. Changing Database PropertiesDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 40
  41. 41. Backing Up a Database• Open the database to be backed up• Click File on the Ribbon to open the Backstage view, and then click the Save & Publish tab• With Save Database As selected in the File Types area, click Back Up Database in the Save Database As area, and then click the Save As button• Selected the desired location in the Save As box. If you do not want the name Access has suggested, enter the desired name in the File name text box• Click the Save button to back up the databaseDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 41
  42. 42. Compacting and Repairing a Database• Open the database to be compacted• Click File on the Ribbon to open the Backstage view, and then, if necessary, select the Info tab• Click the Compact & Repair Database button in the Information gallery to compact and repair the databaseDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 42
  43. 43. Additional Operations• Opening another database• Closing a database without exiting Access• Saving a database with another name• Deleting a table or other object in the database• Renaming an object in the databaseDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 43
  44. 44. Chapter Summary• Design a database to satisfy a collection of requirements• Describe the features of the Access window• Create a database• Create tables in Datasheet and Design views• Add records to a tableDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 44
  45. 45. Chapter Summary• Close a database• Open a database• Print the contents of a table• Create and use a query• Create and use a form• Create and print custom reports• Modify a report in Layout viewDatabases and Database Objects: An Introduction 45
  46. 46. MicrosoftAccess 2010 Chapter 1 Complete

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