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1 DiDA – Database practice Lesson 3 – Objectives Look at how at the different ways of adding data to a database. Learn how to import data into access Learn how to record research

2 DiDA – Database practice Import Import on computers means to bring something that is in a different format into a program. For databases we can import something known as a comma delimited file – Sometimes known as a CSV file –Comma separated values!

3 DiDA – Database practice CSV files A CSV file will look like this. Each row represents a single records and fields are separated by commas

4 DiDA – Database practice How the CSV works Title ID Title Genre Artist Album Track number Year of release Duration Effort Rating

5 DiDA – Database practice Want to type it? Clearly to type in this data would take a long time! We will use access import feature to do this for us.

6 DiDA – Database practice Step 1 – Start import Go to External data then click on text file

7 DiDA – Database practice Step 2- Select the CSV file You can get the file from

8 DiDA – Database practice Step 3 – Select append Make sure you select append and choose your table!!!!

9 DiDA – Database practice Next and finish! Then just click next and finish!

10 DiDA – Database practice Check the results Finally see if you have 214 records Check this in datasheet view

11 DiDA – Database practice If it failed... Check the following – Have you got your fields in the correct order – Are your validation rules correct – Are your field sizes correct? You can find the field list here

12 DiDA – Database practice Activity Import data into your database You can use this PowerPoint OR

13 DiDA – Database practice Using your form Next task is to use your form to add two music tracks of your choice. Make sure you research the tracks!

14 DiDA – Database practice Recording research We are going to use a sources table to record your research. You can find a blank copy here esTable.doc esTable.doc

15 DiDA – Database practice Adding some Metal! I want to add Iron maiden – Bring your daughter to the slaughter to the database. I found the details I need on amazon.co.uk

16 DiDA – Database practice Needed information It clearly states release date and duration. However it was not released in 2006! NOT ALL INFORMTION IS ACCURATE!

17 DiDA – Database practice Accuracy is important! Another search brought up the date 24 th December 1990 on Wikipedia. Can we trust this source?

18 DiDA – Database practice Finding more than one source To ensure the information we find is correct we should find MORE than once source. That way we know it is correct!

19 DiDA – Database practice Sources table Item – What you have looked for

20 DiDA – Database practice Sources table Where found – The FULL web address (URL) of where the research was found

21 DiDA – Database practice Sources table P/S – Primary or secondary. If found on the web it is secondary

22 DiDA – Database practice Sources table Permission required – If you copy a image / music then you need to get permission. If you just getting ideas or information then you do not need permission.

23 DiDA – Database practice Sources table You only fill this in if you need permission

24 DiDA – Database practice Sources table Description. – What have you found and why do you need it?

25 DiDA – Database practice Sources table Produced by – Who made the source?

26 DiDA – Database practice Sources table Editing – Have you edited the source?

27 DiDA – Database practice Sources table Where used – Where did you use the source

28 DiDA – Database practice Activity Choose two music tracks to add to your database. Find two sources for EACH track (so 4 in total) to find – The duration of the song – Year of release – Album title – Track number – Etc Fill out the sources table and add the tracks to your database using your form.

29 DiDA – Database practice Help for sources table If you need extra help you can use the above website.


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