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2 Objectives: Define the terms field, record, table, relational data base, primary key and foreign key Start and Exit Access Open an existing database Identify the components of the Access and Database windows

3 Objectives: Open, navigate, and print a table Create, run, and print a query Create and print a form Use the Access Help system Create, Preview, and print a report Compact a database

4 Database Concepts: Data is a valuable resource to any business It can be names, addresses, phone numbers, dates, SSN, etc. Organizing, Storing, Maintaining, Retrieving, and Sorting - critical activities Data should be organized to facilitate the abovementioned

5 Database Terminology: A field is a single characteristic of a person, place, object, event or idea. A table is a collection of fields. Field value - Specific data of a field Refer to Fig 1-1

6 Database Terminology: A collection of related tables A common field connects the records in separate tables ; it appears in both the tables A Primary key is a field, or a collection of fields, whose values uniquely identify each record When the primary key is included in a second table, it’s called as a Foreign key

7 Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) To manage databases, companies purchase programs called RDBMS –Create and modify databases –Organized data as a collection of tables –Built-in Query Language & Report Generator –Security, Control & Data Recovery Facilities

8 RDBMS Functions: Creation of database structures containing fields, tables, and table relationships: –Add new records –Change field values in existing records –Delete records –Use a built-in query language

9 RDBMS Functions: Generate reports Protects database entries Manipulate massive amounts of data Each database can be up to 2GB size! Each database can contain up to 32,768 objects! Refer to Figure 1-3

10 Starting & Opening an Existing Database: Click Start, Programs Point to Microsoft Access Click Microsoft Access to start Select Open an existing file button Click OK Click Look in list arrow Select the database and click Open

11 The Access Window: The Access window appears when you start The Database window appears when you open a database The database window is similar to other window applications: –Objects bar: tables, queries, forms & reports –Groups bar: permits the organization of different database objects into groups

12 Opening an Access Table: In the Objects bar, click the type of object you want to open If necessary, scroll the object list box Click the object name, Click the Open button Datasheet view shows the table’s contents Record selector aka row selector highlights the entire column or row for manipulation Refer to Figs. 1-7, 1-8 & 1-9

13 Navigating an Access Datasheet The Current record symbol = currently selected record Move the pointer over the data on the screen and click the field values The navigation buttons provide another way to move vertically through the records Click the Next Record, Last Record, Previous Record and First Record buttons to navigate Refer to Fig 1-9

14 Creating and Printing a Query A Query is a question about data stored Design your own queries or use the Query Wizard To use the QW: –Start Access, Open an existing file, click OK –Click the Look in list arrow, click Open –Click any option and click Queries –Click Create query by using wizard Refer to Fig 1-11

15 Sorting Query Results Click to position the insertion point anywhere in the column field Click the Sort Ascending button Click the Print button Click the Close button Click Yes, Restore buttons to save the query design changes & restore the database window

16 Creating and Printing a Form A form is an object used to maintain, view, and print records. The Form Wizard is an Access tool that asks a series of questions and then creates a form. The quickest way to create a form - AutoForm Wizard Click Forms, New button Click AutoForm:Columnar to select wizard

17 Getting Help: Office Assistant is an interactive guide Click Access Help button Type your question, click Search button Choose a topic from the list When finished, close the Office Assistant Refer to Fig 1-14 to get help on reports

18 Creating, Previewing, and Printing a Report A Report is a formatted printout containing information from one or more tables. Click Reports, New Click AutoReport: Columnar Click the Customer list Click OK and click maximize button Click File, Print and select type 1 in the Pages option button Click OK, Close after printing

19 Compacting a Database The database size increases whenever you open and work in it. Compacting rearranges the database to make its size smaller. Make sure the database file is open Click Tools, Options Click the General tab in the options dialog box, Check Compact on Close, Click OK Backup and Restore the database

20 Printing and Exiting: Click Print button The table prints on two pages Click the Close button

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