Overview of SQL View in Access SQL view in Access lets you see the SQL code of Access queries. When you are visually creating the query in the query design view in Access, what you are really doing is visually constructing SQL code. SQL stands for Structured Query Language. SQL is a multi-platform language
Overview of Wildcard Characters in Access Wildcard characters in Access add flexibility to query criteria. Wildcard characters in Access represent unknown values. The asterisk “*” and the question mark “?” are the two main wildcard characters in Access you need to know. The asterisk represents multiple unknown characters. For example, the criteria “N*” would
Overview of the ORDER BY Clause in SQL This blog post shows you how to use the ORDER BY clause in SQL to sort the result set of a query. When viewing the result set of a SELECT statement in SQL, the records appear in the order that they were selected from the table.
Overview of Sorting a Query in Access You can sort a query in Access by any field within the QBE grid when viewing the query in design view. To sort a query in Access when in design view, click into the “Sort” row of the field in the QBE grid by which to sort
Overview of Creating Input Masks in Access You can create input masks in Access for table fields to dictate a pattern to use for data entry in the fields. You can manually create input masks for most text, date, and number data type fields in Access, except the “Long Text” data type. Access also
Overview of Selecting Controls in Access When placing controls into forms and reports in design view, you often need to select the controls. In this lesson, you will look at the ways that you can select controls in Access. To select a control in Access, click the control you want to select. When
Overview of Exporting Data from Access You can easily export data from Access to a wide variety of formats that are available. You can also export other database objects, like forms and reports. However, there are more limitations on the formats to which these types of objects can be exported. To export data
Overview of How to Create Tables in Access This lesson shows you how to create tables in Access. A table is an organized structure that holds information. It consists of fields of information into which you enter the records of the table. A field is a single column within a table, consisting of one