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MS-Access XP Lesson 1. Introduction to MS-Access Database Management System Software (DBMS) Store data in databases Database is a collection of table.

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1 MS-Access XP Lesson 1

2 Introduction to MS-Access Database Management System Software (DBMS) Store data in databases Database is a collection of table Table is a collection of rows or records Row or record is a collection of columns or fields Column or field is a collection of characters or data Relational Database Management System Software (RDBMS)

3 Advantages Easy way of storing data Easy way of maintaining data –Inserting, Updating, Searching, Deleting Data sharing Data integration Data independency Minimize Data duplications/ Data redundancy Data Management

4 Opening MS-Access 1.Method 1 1.Click on start button in task bar 2.Select all programs 3.Select Microsoft office 4.Click on Microsoft Office Access 2.Method 2 1.Click on start button 2.Click on run 3.Type msaccess 4.Click on ok 3.Method 3 1.Double click on MS-Access shortcut on desktop

5 Creating shortcut to MS-Access 1.Right click on desktop 2.Select new sub menu 3.Click on shortcut menu item 4.Click browse button’ 5.Select c:\program files\microsoft office\office11\msaccess.exe and click ok 6.Click on next 7.Type shortcut as MS-Access 8.Click on finish button

6 MS-Access XP interface Title bar Menu bar Database tool bar Task Pane Status bar

7 Adding or Removing a Tool Bar 1.Open MS-Access 2.Click on view menu 3.Select tool bars sub menu 4.Select a tool bar to add or cancel a tool bar to remove in check box menu items Adding or Removing a Task Pane 1.Open MS-Excel 2.Click on view menu and tool bars sub menu 3.Select a task pane to add or cancel a task pane to remove in check box menu item (Ctrl+F1)

8 Creating a Blank Database 1.Click on file menu 2.Click on new menu item 3.Click on blank database option in new file task pane 4.Browse the saving location and type the name to new database and click on create button 5.MS-Access file : Database 6.File extension : *.mdb 7.You can use new button in database tool bar 8.Shortcut to creating a blank database is Ctrl+N

9 Opening a Database 1.Open access 2.Click file menu 3.Click open menu item 4.Browse and select the database file and click on open button in Open dialog box and click on open button in message dialog box 5.You can use open button in database tool bar 6.Shortcut to opening a workbook is Ctrl+O

10 Closing a Database 1.Click on file menu 2.Click on close menu item 3.You can use close button in database window Exiting from Access 1.Click on file menu 2.Click on exit menu item 3.You can use close button in title bar

11 Database Objects 1.Left corner of database window you can see database objects 1.Tables 2.Queries 3.Forms 4.Reports 5.Page 6.Macros 7.Modules

12 Creating a Table 1.Open a database 2.Select tables under the objects’ 3.Double click or right click and select open on create table in design view option 4.Type field names and select appropriate data types 5.Click on close button in design view window 6.Click yes button in save changes dialog box 7.Type table name and click ok 8.Click no button in primary key assign dialog box

13 Opening and Entering Data to a Table 1.Double click on table or right click on table and click open under the tables as objects 2.Type data into fields in records of a table 3.Click close button in table window to closing a table after entering data to a table Changing to Design View 1.Select table under the tables as objects 2.Click on design button in database window 3.Or Right click on table and click design view

14 Data Types 1.Text: characters and text strings 2.Number: Integer and real numbers 3.Auto Number: Automatically generated numbers 4.Date/ Time: Date and time values 5.Yes/ No: binary values 6.Memo: collection of text strings 7.OLE object: picture, chart etc… 8.Hyperlink: links to web pages and addresses 9.Currency: Rupees (Money) 10.Lookup: list of values you can choose from

15 Field Properties 1.General tab indicates field properties such as 1.Field Size 2.Format 3.Input Mask 4.Indexed 5.Primary 6.Required 7.Caption 8.Default value 9.Validation rule 10.Validation text 11.Allow zero length 12.Decimal Places

16 Field Size Property 1.Text: maximum number of characters that can be entered (o to 255, default setting 50) 2.Number 1.Byte, integer, long integer for integer values 2.Single, double for real value 3.Replication id 3.Auto number: long integer or replication id

17 Primary Key 1.Unique value of a record 2.Can not be null 3.Can not be duplicated 4.Open design view of a table 5.Select filed that you want to assign as primary key by clicking on arrow head at left corner 6.Right click on selected field 7.Click primary key from pop up menu 8.Or Edit menu, primary key menu item 9.Select primary key field and right click and select primary key to remove a primary key option from field

18 Format Property 1.Currency data type Format property 0: Can’t enter cents 2.Date/ Time data type Format property yyyy/mm/dd or dd/mm/yyyy or hh:mm:ss or hh:mm


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