Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Splitting a database into front and back ends, part of Office 365: Access Essential Training.
- If your database will be used by several people at once,…you should consider splitting it.…Splitting a database converts it from one file…into two linked files called a back end and a front end.…The back-end file will contain all your data tables…and can be stored on a network server so that everyone…has access to the same information.…Access provides a tool to easily split your database…into the two components, and you can find it up here…on the Database Tools section.…And in the Move Data section, we've got this button here…called Access Database.…Now, even though the name of the button…isn't very descriptive, the icon gives you a sense of…what's about to happen here.…
We've got one database that's being split into two parts.…Go ahead and click on it, and the Database Splitter wizard…starts up.…It's going to give you some text here about what's about…to happen.…When you press the Split Database button,…Access will move all of your data tables into…a new back-end file, which can be moved to a commonly shared…
The course also shows you how to build queries and action queries, create and design forms, use macros, integrate Access with the rest of the Office 365 suite, and maintain your databases over time.
- Creating a new database
- Creating tables and new data types
- Importing and entering data
- Setting up relationships and primary keys
- Adding validation rules
- Sorting and filtering table data
- Building queries
- Designing forms
- Creating reports
- Attaching macros to buttons and tables
- Working with Excel and Outlook data
- Maintaining an Access database
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Creating Tables
3. Setting Field Properties
4. Organizing Records
5. Using Queries
6. Working with Specialty Queries
7. Creating Forms
8. Designing Forms
9. Creating Reports
10. Working with Macros
11. Integrating Access with the Office Suite
12. Maintaining the Database
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