In this movie, Adam demonstrates how to rename the column heading names returned by a query. The inclusion of a column "alias" in the field row of the query design grid overwrites the original data table column names and presents the data in a more user-friendly way that communicates the content of the column.
- [Voiceover] When creating Queries using calculated…or filtered records, it's always a good idea…to properly document your workflow,…so that your results will be easily understood…by other users.…One way to do this is to rename the field headers…in your queries, in order to give them…more meaningful and accurate names.…This is called changing the column alias.…We could see how to do that by coming up here…and creating a new query and design dupe.…This time I'm going to base it off of the product stable,…so it's like that from the Show Table window,…press add, and then close the Show Table window.…Next, I'm going to add in all the different fields…from the project stable by double-clicking on each one,…and that'll add them into the (mumbles).…
Now, in order to add in a column alias,…what I want to do is modify this field row here…to include the alias name.…Now, I'm going to run out of space really quick,…so instead, what I want to do is right-click…and either choose zoom from the pop-up button here,…or I can go ahead and select this field…
- 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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