Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding primary and foreign keys, part of Access 2016 Essential Training.
- In a well designed database,…you'll create many tables that relate back…to records in other tables.…If you have data that isn't specifically about…the primary theme of the table,…then it's probably the case that it should…go into another table.…For instance, let's supposed we want to…sort credit card information in our database.…Here's a couple of questions that you might ask…when determining whether or not…to store the credit cards with the guest ID's.…Does a credit card number describe our guest?…Well not really.…Would every guest want us to…remember their credit card number?…And probably not.…
Will some guests have multiple credit cards…on file with us?…And I would say yes, that's a possibility.…So credit card numbers are not specifically…about the guest.…Some guests wont have any credit cards…and some guests will have many credit cards.…All of these answers lead me to conclude that…credit card information should be stored…in a different table from the guest information.…So let's go ahead and create a table…to store the credit card info.…
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 2016 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 Office Suite
12. Maintaining the Database
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