Access includes a function called Format() that allows for the transformation of date-based data. In this movie, Adam demonstrates the flexibility of the Format() function and translates the presentation of dates into sentence structures that includes the name of the day of the week and the name of the month.
- [Voiceover] There are thousands of ways that dates…can be valuable in your database,…and just as many variations…on how they're formatted or displayed.…They can be written long-hand for use on business letters,…or abbreviated for use on payroll checks.…Because Access stores dates as serial numbers,…as we saw in a previous movie,…we have an infinite number of ways…that we can display that data.…One of the ways that we can do this…is with the use of a Format function.…Let's take a look at one by creating a new query…in Design view.…And, I'm going to pull in data…from my Orders table.…From there, I'm going to add my Order ID,…and I'll scroll down and add in the date.…
In the third column, I'm going to right click…and go into our Expression Builder.…Now, the Format function is in the Functions category…under Built-In Functions, but it's not one…of the Date/Time functions.…We actually have to scroll down and find it…underneath Text.…Now the Format function, we can read this text here,…returns a string, so it's going to return text.…
- Creating a query with the wizard
- Defining query criteria
- Using comparison and wildcards in criteria
- Working with joins
- Creating parameter queries
- Using the built-in functions in Access
- Summarizing data
- Aggregating records with totals
- Working with dates
- Creating alternative queries: unmatched, crosstab, and more
- Writing queries with SQL
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Access Queries
2. Creating Simple Select Queries
3. Creating Parameter Queries
4. Use the Built-In Functions
5. Aggregating Records with a Totals Query
6. Working with Dates in Queries
7. Understanding Program Flow Functions
8. Alternative Query Types
9. Writing Queries with Structured Query Language
Explore the basics of SQL5m 59s
10. Useful Query Tricks
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