Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying text functions, part of Access 2010: Queries.
As with the mathematical operations that we looked at in the previous movie, …Access provides us with a few ways that we can modify and combine…text-based data types.…For instance, we could extract a person's initials from a table of first and last names.…We can do this using what Access calls string functions.…The key here is to think about your text-based data as a simple string of…characters or individual letters and we'll use their positions to help extract…the pieces that we need.…Let's go under the Create tab and we'll create a new query in Design view.…This time we'll look at our Employees table.…We'll double-click to add it and we can close Show Table.…
We'll add the FirstName and LastName to our query.…In the third field, we'll invoke our Expression Builder by right-clicking…and selecting Build.…Now the Expression Builder will help us build our String functions.…Let's build an expression that will combine the first name and the last name…into a single column.…We'll go into our TwoTrees database, we'll look through our tables, and we'll…
- Naming conventions and best practices
- Working with joins
- Using comparison operators
- Defining criteria for select queries
- Creating parameter queries
- Creating calculated fields
- Working with dates and times
- Using the Expression Builder
- Creating conditional statements
- Making, deleting and appending records
- Building reports
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating Queries in Access
2. Creating Simple Select Queries
3. Creating Parameter Queries
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4. Applying Aggregate Calculations (aka Totals Queries)
5. Working with Dates in Queries
6. Understanding Conditional Statements
7. Linking It All Together
8. Alternative Query Types
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