In this movie, Adam discusses the role of each Access object and how they work together to create a customized database application. Tables store data, Forms provide interactive opportunities, Queries retrieve data, Reports summarize and organize data, and Macros and Code Modules allow the database to respond to events through various programming technologies.
- [Voiceover] I mentioned the various Access objects…that will make up your database a couple of times now.…And it's probably a good idea to pause a moment…and explore exactly what each object does…and what their role is in the complete system.…We'll begin with the all-important table object.…Tables are the heart of the database,…and they're the objects that physically store your data.…Tables in Access are more structured than the ones…you may have previously created in a spreadsheet program,…like Excel.…In Access, tables are made up…of horizontal rows called records…that describe a single object or thing…that you want to keep track of.…All of the records in a table…will all be the same type of entity.…
For instance, every record in an employees table…will be a person that works for your organization.…Each record in a products table…would represent an individual item that you have for sale.…The columns that make up your table…represent different attributes about the record.…In the employees table, this might be a column…
If you need a deeper dive into the topics discussed, check out Adam's Access 2016 Essential Training course.
- Loading a premade template database
- Exploring the interface
- Defining data types
- Creating tables
- Defining table relationships
- Editing forms
- Creating queries and reports
- Editing reports in Layout view