When it comes to matching text values, sometimes there won't be an exact text string to find. Often, a pattern or initial letter, prefix, or suffix will serve as the selection criteria. In this movie, Adam will outline the use of the various wildcard selection techniques available for use in an Access query.
- [Voiceover] When it comes to matching text values,…sometimes you won't have an exact text string…that you wanna find.…Often, you'll simply have a pattern…or wanna search the data base…by a common initial letter, prefix, or suffix.…In order to perform these types of fuzzy text matching,…you'll use something called a wild card character.…Let's explore this by creating a new query in design view…that's centered our customers.…I'll close the show table window,…and we'll add in the first name and last name fields…into our design grids.…Now, I'm gonna come down here to the criteria row…below last name.…
What if I wanted to find all the customers…that have a last name that starts with Gill?…I could type in G-I-L-L, followed by the asterisk character,…which is shift eight on your keyboard.…The asterisk means any character…and any number of characters.…When I press enter, Access fills in the rest of the syntax,…including this like operator and the quotation marks.…When I press run, we'll see all of the different customers…
- 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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