Category Archives: Course on Computer Concepts

MS Access – Data Export

In this chapter, we will understand how to export data from Access. Data export is actually the opposite of importing data. In importing data, we bring data from other formats in Access, while in exporting we save the data in other formats. To understand what kind of data you can export from Access data, let… Read More »

MS Access – Data Import

In this chapter, we will be talking about importing data in Access and what kinds of data you can import using Access. Normally data is stored in various formats, files, and locations, which makes it hard to get and use it. If you have data in a spreadsheet, a SharePoint list, or some other format,… Read More »

MS Access – Macros

In this chapter, we will cover the basics of Macros in Access. A Macro is a tool that allows you to automate tasks and add functionality to your forms, reports, and controls. Macros in Access work a bit different from Macros in Word or Excel, where you essentially record a series of keystrokes and play… Read More »

MS Access – Built-In Functions

In this chapter, we will be working with Built-in Functions. In Access, there are close to a hundred built-in functions and it is almost impossible to cover every single one of them. In this chapter, we will cover the basic structure, syntax, and use some of the more popular functions, and also the pitfalls, so… Read More »

MS Access – Formatting Reports

In this chapter, we will learn how to format reports. You will find that there are a lot of similarities between formatting reports and formatting forms but there are a few tools and tricks that are specific to reports. Let us now look into the concept of report sections and grouping. For this, we need… Read More »

MS Access – Reports Basics

In this chapter, we will be covering the basics of reports and how to create reports. Reports offer a way to view, format, and summarize the information in your Microsoft Access database. For example, you can create a simple report of phone numbers for all your contacts. A report consists of information that is pulled… Read More »

MS Access – Controls & Properties

In this chapter, we will be covering Controls and Properties available in Access. We will also learn how to add controls to forms. Controls are the parts of a form or report that you use to enter, edit, or display data. Controls let you view and work with data in your database application. The most frequently used control is the text… Read More »

MS Access – Formatting

One especially useful formatting tool in Access is the ability to apply Conditional Formatting to highlight specific data. Let us take a simple example of conditional formatting. Example In this example, we will be using a form fSubCurrentProjects in our database. We have a list of all of the projects in this database and we have also got a… Read More »

MS Access – SQL View

In this chapter, we will be covering the SQL view. Whenever you create a query in query design, Access automatically creates the SQL query for you. This actually retrieves data from the tables. To see how your query is created in sql when you create it in query design, let us open your database. Select… Read More »

MS Access – Combo Box

When you enter data in any form, it can be quicker and easier to select a value from a list than to remember a value to type. A list of choices also helps ensure that the value entered in a field is appropriate. A list control can connect to existing data, or it can display… Read More »