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 Set a Password on an Access Database You can set a password on an Access database to prevent unauthorized access to the database file. To set a password on an Access database, you must first open the database using the “Open Exclusive” command. To do this, open Access and then
Overview of Assigning Macros to Events in Access You can manually assign macros to events in Access forms by using the “Property Sheet” pane. This is an alternative to using the “Command Button Wizard.” This is most often used with command button controls in forms. However, you can also run macros for events that
Overview of Adding Macros to Buttons in Access Forms You can add a macro to a button in Access forms to run the macro when a user clicks the form’s button. To run macros in Access forms, you often assign a macro to an “event” associated with a command button control in a form.
Overview of Standalone Macros in Access Standalone macros in Access are programs you create in a visual environment. In Access, standalone macros run a series of actions in a specified order. Unlike embedded macros, standalone macros in Access appear as separate objects under the “Macros” category in the database’s Navigation Pane. Standalone macros
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 How to Add Records to a Table in Datasheet View in Access You can easily add records to a table in datasheet view in Access. In datasheet view in Microsoft Access, there is a blank row at the bottom of the table. This row also contains an
Overview of How to Create Charts in Access You can create charts in Access in two different ways if using Access 2019 or Access for Microsoft 365. You can insert new modern charts into your reports in Access or use the older Microsoft Graph chart controls. These are still available for backward-compatibility in Access