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New to Access or need a refresher? This online course is designed for a beginner and includes intermediate and advanced topics to put you on the road to becoming a master with Microsoft Access.
- 40 practical tutorials.
- Learn how to design tables properly and build relationships.
- Create forms and reports and then modify the design.
- Make simple and complex queries and create calculated fields.
- Import information from other sources such as Excel.
- Use VBA to create command buttons to open forms and reports, set properties, track modification dates, and more.
The application that is built has customers, services, invoices, and would be good for anyone in a service business such as architects, engineers, accountants, lawyers, electricians, plumbers, and even lawn mowers.
The power of Access really gets unleashed when you start adding VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) to your project - and it is not hard! While you may not consider yourself to be a programmer, or thought you'd ever be one, automation is covered in small steps that are easy to understand. You can learn how to take advantage of the great power of VBA with just a few lines of code that make sense.
Video tutorials are recorded in Microsoft Access 2013.
Once enrolled, our friendly support team and tutors are here to help with any course related inquiries.
Welcome to Access
An introduction to Microsoft Access.
Video time: 06m 34s
Enter Data into Tables
Enter a new record into a table and move between fields.
Video time: 05m 55s
Create a Form and Combo Box
Create a form and combo box for easy data entry and storing numbers for foreign keys.
Video time: 06m 33s
Modify Form Design
Modify the form created in the previous lesson, set properties and add controls.
Video time: 06m 09s
Customize Form with Colors and Close Button
Make great looking forms by changing colors, creating a close button and sorting or filtering columns.
Video time: 07m 11s
Create a Query, Grouped Report and Auto Report
Create a query from scratch to line up data for a report that is grouped by something.
Video time: 07m 05s
Importing and Navigating
Import Objects from Access
Import objects from Access and manage Trust Center settings.
Video time: 07m 08s
Import Data from Excel
Import data from Excel spreadsheets into tables in Access.
Video time: 06m 22s
Create a Query with Calculations
Further explore the Navigation Pane and learn how to use a query to calculate data.
Video time: 07m 26s
The Navigation Pane
The Navigation Pane is an area on the left side of the database that enables you to open and change the design of objects.
Video time: 05m 01s
Perspective on Access Objects
Overview of the Access objects covered so far. The main object types are Tables, Queries, Forms, Reports, Macros, and Modules.
Video time: 05m 17s
Number Data Types
Recognize the different Number Data Types. The actual Data Type of a Number is specified by the Field Size property.
Video time: 06m 04s
Text Data Types
Learn about Short Text and Long Text Data Types and how to change the Data Type of a field.
Video time: 06m 58s
Currency Data Type and Windows Region Settings
Change the format of a Currency field and define the currency symbol in Windows Region settings.
Video time: 04m 32s
Yes/No Data Type
Best practices for using the Yes/No Data Type, which can be displayed as a check box to show when something is active.
Video time: 06m 00s
Date/Time Data Type
Date/Time is an important, but problematic, data type. Recognize Date/Time functions and formats and how to enter them into fields.
Video time: 05m 22s
Data Type Review
A review of Simple, Special and Complex Data Types.
Video time: 13m 06s
Relationships, Mainform & Subform, Quick Access Toolbar
Relationships and Relationships Diagram
Learn how to lay out the Relationships Diagram to see what you have in the database.
Video time: 07m 30s
Mainform and Subform
Add a subform to a main form and store when a record was changed in a Date/Time field.
Video time: 08m 22s
Customize Quick Access Toolbar for Form and Report Design
Customize the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) for form and report design.
Video time: 04m 15s
Complex Query for Grouped Report
Create a complex query to be used as the source for a grouped report.
Video time: 07m 28s
Creating Reports in Access
Learn how to create a new report and fix a broken report.
Video time: 07m 58s
Design Report from Scratch
Create a report from scratch using Report Design, add field to Record Source and align controls.
Video time: 08m 11s
Group and Sort
Learn how to add grouping and sorting to a report to order information.
Video time: 05m 44s
Modify Relationship Properties to Show All Records
Learn how to change report Record Source to show all records.
Video time: 03m 48s
Report View, Design View, Layout View and Print Preview
Identify how to switch between different views such as Report View, Design View, Layout View and Print Preview.
Video time: 03m 36s
Calculated Controls and Control Names
Learn calculation to Sum Field in Group Footer/Header, Page Header/Footer, or Report Header/Footer and calculation to get percent of a total in another control.
Video time: 17m 01s
Page Breaks and Page Setup
Identify Page Setup options and learn how to force a new page between sections of a second grouping.
Video time: 08m 24s
Back Color, Alternate Back Color and Themes
Choose and customize themes for forms, animate Command Buttons and define an alternate back color so that rows will display in alternating colors.
Video time: 05m 16s
Running Sum and Hide Duplicates
Define a Running Sum, hide duplicate information and copy formats with the Format Painter.
Video time: 08m 13s
Repeat Sections, Show or Hide Continued Label
Learn how to Repeat Section on the next page so you can see the group value that detail continues from, and use VBA to add a Continued label to group header on a report.
Video time: 11m 59s
Change Sort to Group, Set Default View to Print Preview
Change sort to group using the Group Sort and Total pane, and change the Default View of a report to Print Preview.
Video time: 06m 02s
Hide Sections and Controls, Key Fields
Learn how to hide sections and controls on a report, such as key fields, when you don't want them to show.
Video time: 03m 29s
Page Header, Page Numbers, Date & Time, Report Caption
Create a textbox to show the date and time a report was printed, page number, and total pages at the top of each page.
Video time: 12m 57s
Main Menu Form
Command Buttons to Open Forms Using a Macro or VBA
Create a form to use as a Main Menu and make a command button to open a form using a macro.
Video time: 07m 40s
Command Buttons to Open Reports Using VBA
Create a command button to open a report using a macro or VBA and create a Combo Box using the wizard to show Customers and Store CustID.
Video time: 07m 35s
Open Report with Criteria
Use criteria from a Form Control when opening a report with VBA.
Video time: 09m 34s
Open Report with Multiple Criteria that is Optional
Use multiple criteria from Form Controls when opening a report.
Video time: 09m 05s
Open Tables and Queries with VBA, Startup Form
Create a command button to open a table or query and make it the Startup form when the database opens.
Video time: 06m 54s
Add Logo to Main Menu Form, Wrap Up
Add logo to Main Menu Form and review what has been covered in the course.
Video time: 08m 47s