Overview of Creating a Calculated Field in Access You can easily create a calculated field in Access queries. A calculated field is a field that derives its value by performing a function on values from other table fields. It can also calculate values entered by hand. The field’s data only appears for the duration
Overview of How to Run a Query in Access You can run a query in Access when using query design view. To do this, click the “Query Design” contextual tab in the Ribbon. In older versions of Access, this tab is called the “Design” tab of the “Query Tools” contextual tab in the Ribbon,
Overview of How to Create Combo Box Controls in Access Combo box controls in Access allow you to create drop-down menus. These let users select a choice to make an entry within a field. The choices available in the combo box menu can come from different sources. You can use a table or query,
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 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 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 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
Overview of Aggregate Function Queries in Access Aggregate function queries in Access let you create summary queries that perform a mathematical function, called an “aggregate function,” on a field, based on groups of values found in another grouped query field or grouped query fields. These are usually shorter queries, often used for reporting.