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In Access 2010 Essential Training, Alicia Katz Pollock gives a comprehensive overview of creating databases in Access 2010, whether using predefined database templates or building from scratch. This course covers each step of constructing and modifying databases for custom purposes, as well as working with tables, forms, queries, macros, and reports and charts for record keeping and analysis. Exercise files are included with the course.
Now that you've learned how to build tables and to view your data using Forms, it's time to learn how to analyze your data using Queries. A query allows you to pull exactly the records you want at any time, so you can view and analyze your data in a variety of ways. They can be created for a one-time use, or saved to use over and over again. You can make a query to select records that meet a certain criteria. For example, double-click on Maryland Orders to see all your orders from a particular state.
Double-click on Order Totals, and you can see a query that calculates the total price for an order, or maybe you want to analyze if any of your Sales Reps are overpaid or underpaid. Double-click on the Sales Reps Phone List to see a contact list of your employees, or you can also use a Query as the basis for a report, like this Sales Reps Phone List Report right here. You can also do action queries to Update information within a table, or to Delete all records that match your criteria.
Basically, you'll create a query whenever you want to ask questions of your database.
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