Microsoft Access Introduction

This course has been developed for people wanting to create a simple database to enter and extract data, and create reports.

2 days course
4.55  (237 reviews)
What you will learn:
  • Create a new database
  • Define and edit tables
  • Add, edit and search for data
  • Query the data in related tables
  • Use criteria to customise a query and create a calculated field
  • Create professional reports and data input forms
What you'll get:
Capped class sizes
Course prerequisites

Experience using Windows and other Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Excel), including the ability to open and save files.

Do I need to bring my own laptop?

Participants are not required to bring their own laptops as our dedicated computer training labs are equipped with the programs and files you will need access to on your training day.

Topics covered in this training course
  • Database components
  • Understand database design
  • Plan the database
  • Define tables
  • Define fields
  • Determine relationships
  • Create a database shell
  • Name conventions
  • Database file formats (.mdb, .accdb)
  • Design view
  • Create fields
  • Field data types
  • Primary key
  • Save a table
  • Table views
  • Field size property
  • Format property
  • Decimal places property
  • Caption property
  • Default value property
  • Required property
  • Indexed property
  • Move columns
  • Rename a field
  • Freeze columns
  • Add a field
  • Filtering
  • Sorting
  • Delete records
  • Modify a record
  • Find and replace text
  • Import a spreadsheet into table
  • Create a lookup field
  • Link to an existing table
  • Create a value list
  • View subdatasheets
  • Create an AutoForm
  • Create a Wizard form
  • Add fields to form
  • Add records on form
  • Form layout view
  • Modify form fonts
  • Modify form colours
  • Control padding
  • Control anchoring
  • Setting basic form and control properties
  • Modify form element placement
  • Tabbed interface
  • Navigation forms
  • Create a simple query
  • Add a table
  • Add fields
  • Sort results
  • View query result
  • Save a query
  • Modify a query
  • Use query wizard
  • Typing criteria
  • Use like
  • Use wildcards
  • Use operators
  • Between operator
  • Multiple criteria
  • Hiding fields
  • Add a simple expression
  • Export query results to Excel
  • Print query results
  • Create an AutoReport
  • Preview report results
  • Report layout view
  • Modify report fonts
  • Modify report colours
  • Modify report placement
  • Create wizard report
  • Report design view
  • Report header/footer
  • Print reports to PDF
  • How to add records
  • How to create table relationships
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from 237 reviews
“Great structure, just the right detail. Overall happy. Thank you Annie!”
Annika, May 2019
“Very knowledgeable instructor. Very enthusiastic and engaging.”
Oliver, May 2019
“Annie was lovely and very knowledgeable. ”
Kelly, May 2019
“The trainer Katherine was excellent and was able to teach additional knowledge based on questions of the class that was not covered in the structure.”
Joey, May 2019