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 Hide a Query Field in Access You can easily hide a query field in Access. Sometimes when you create queries, you need to add a field to the QBE grid for criteria purposes only. In this case, you don’t want the field itself to appear in the result set. Having
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 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 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.