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Learning Microsoft Access 2003

by Greg Bowden (298 pages)

 

The Learning Microsoft Access 2003 tutorials provide database lessons for beginners and advanced users.

 

Tutorials for learning Microsoft Access 2003

Module 1 introduces the Access basics including starting a database, the use of tables, queries, forms and reports with clear easy to follow examples.

Module 2 introduces advanced Access functions including the use of macros, switchboards, creating relationships between files and business invoicing systems.

 

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  • Chapters and Sample Pages
  • Chapter Descriptions

 

Access 2003 Basics

 

The sample podcasts provide the first few minutes of the prodcast and they are the QuickTime Player versions.

 

Contents (Modules 1 and 2)

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Microsoft Access (16 pages)

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Chapter 2: Processing Data (15 pages)

 

Chapter 3: Introduction to Queries (20 pages)

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Chapter 4: Creating Data Entry Forms (38 pages)

 

Chapter 5: Reporting From Databases (24 pages)

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Chapter 6: Creating User-Friendly Databases (21 pages)

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Chapter 7: Reports That Total Items (20 pages)

 

 

 

Access 2003 Advanced Exercises

 

Chapter 8: Using Macros (18 pages)

 

Chapter 9: Relational Database Features (18 pages)

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Chapter 10: Creating a Business Invoice System (45 pages)

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Chapter 11: Enhancing the Business Invoice System (31 pages)

 

Chapter 12: Useful Features (18 pages)

 

 

 

 

 

The tutorials can be used onscreen next to the software package, from a tablet or printed. Assignments are provided at the end of each chapter and the multi-user version provides projects at the end of each module.

 

Support files that provide all the images and data required to complete the activities are included with the product.

 

 

Module 1 Chapter Descriptions

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Microsoft Access

 

Demonstrates how to set up a simple table, add data to the table, edit data, delete records and print the data. The following is an example of a table produced:

 

Create a Microsoft Access 2003 database

 

 

Chapter 2: Processing Data

 

This chapter provides activities on how to sort data into alphabetical, numerical or chronological order, how to filter information and how to search for information. For example, a table showing just the females sorted by date:

 

Sort and filter a Microsoft Access 2003 database

 

 

Chapter 3: Introduction to Queries


This chapter provides activities on how to set up a query, how do calculations on the data, how to sort and filter the query, how to set up table relationships, how to use the query wizard and how to use interactive queries. For example, the following diagram shows a total pay calculation added to a database and wages over $600 displayed.

 

use queries in Microsoft Access 2003

 

 

Chapter 4: Creating Data Entry Forms


This chapter provides activities on how to create Forms. It includes how to insert fields, adjust field widths and positions, how to align fields and labels, how to change fields text and fill colours, how to insert graphics, add pop-up or menu lists and how to set the field entry order to produce forms similar to.

 

use forms in Microsoft Access 2003

 

 

Chapter 5: Reporting From Databases

This chapter provides activities on how to create Reports from databases. It includes how to layout a report, add calculations, how to format the report, how to add headers and footers, page numbers and how to use the report wizard. An example of a reported created is:

 

create reports in Microsoft Access 2003

 

 

Chapter 6: Creating User-Friendly Databases

 

This chapter demonstrates how to create user-friendly databases that links tables, queries, forms and reports together. It involves adding buttons, creating a switchboard form and setting passwords to the database. The following switchboard is created:

 

switchboards in Microsoft Access 2003

 

 

Chapter 7: Reports That Total Items


This chapter provides activities that show the user how to include sub-totals and grand totals in reports. It covers how to set a group, add controls to the group, how to adjust the group footer and how the adjust the report footer to create reports such as:

 

report totals in Microsoft Access 2003

 

 

 

Module 2 Chapter Descriptions

 

 

Chapter 8: Using Macros

 

This chapter provides activities on how to create macros. It covers creating macros, assigning buttons to macros, editing macros, macro groups, setting an autoexec button and printing macro definitions.

 

 

Chapter 9: Applying Rational Database Features


This chapter provides activities on how to create relational database systems. It covers defining relationships, setting match fields, setting a sub-form frame, allowing for cascade deletes and the advantages of relational database systems. The following form is created displaying data from two separate databases:

 

relational database in Microsoft Access 2003

 

 

Chapter 10: Creating a Business Invoice System

 

This chapter provides activities that apply the relational database concepts developed on the previous chapter to create a complete business invoice system. It covers creating the relationships, preparing the invoice, completing calculations, inserting a company logo and using the invoice. The following invoice is created:

 

invoice system in Microsoft Access 2003

 

 

 

Chapter 11: Enhancing the Business Invoice System

This chapter demonstrates how to enhance the invoice created in the previous chapter. This includes creating reports, adding mailing labels, adding command buttons, creating a switchboard form and using the invoice system. The following summary report is created from the invoice data.

 

reporting from sales invoice in Microsoft Access 2003

 

 

Chapter 12: Useful Features

This chapter demonstrates some of the useful tools that Microsoft Access offers. For example, using Help features, creating Form Tabs, the Calendar Control, checking for Duplicate Records, Document Properties and Database Wizards.