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This course focuses on how to design and create multi-table databases and how to automate operations using macros.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Level: Experienced
  • Pre-requisites: Completion of the MCI Access Intermediate course or equivalent
  • Versions: This course is suitable for users of Access 2010, 2013, 2106

  • Design a relational database project
  • Create a relational database file with multiple tables
  • Set table relationships and join tables together
  • Export records to and import records from a wide variety of sources and applications
  • Create queries based on one or more tables
  • Create and work with aggregation queries
  • Create and use a series of action queries
  • Make your Microsoft Access data and computer more secure
  • Understand and use a variety of tools that ensure the wellness of your database files
  • Create some simple programming code using VBA

Relational Database Design

  • Designing a Relational Database
  • Scoping the System
  • Determining the Inputs
  • Normalising a Database
  • First Normal Form (1NF)
  • Second Normal Form (2NF)
  • Second Normal Form Case Study
  • Third Normal Form (3NF)
  • Database Indexing

Creating a Relational Database

  • Creating a New Database File
  • Creating Lookup Tables
  • Defining a Primary Key
  • Saving and Closing a Table
  • Creating the Expense Type Table
  • Creating the Transactions Table
  • Creating the Details Table

Setting Table Relationships

  • Understanding Table Relationships
  • Understanding Lookup Relationships
  • Looking Up the Employees Table
  • Looking Up the Expense Types Table
  • Viewing Table Relationships
  • Understanding Table Joins
  • Editing the Employee Table Join
  • Editing the Expense Type Table Join
  • Creating a New Join
  • Creating a Relationship Report

Importing and Exporting Records

  • Exporting Records to Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting Records to a Text File
  • Importing From Microsoft Excel
  • Importing From a Text File
  • Linking to an External Source

Multi Table Queries

  • Understanding Relational Queries
  • Creating a Relational Query Design
  • Filtering a Relational Query
  • Filtering Related Fields
  • Adding More Tables and Fields
  • Utilising Hidden Fields
  • Understanding Query Joins
  • Creating an Inner Join
  • Creating a Left Outer Join
  • Creating a Right Outer Join

Aggregation Queries

  • Creating an Aggregation Query
  • Working With Aggregation Queries
  • Multiple Aggregations
  • Modifying Aggregation Headings
  • Aggregating Calculated Fields
  • Applying Criteria to Aggregates
  • Understanding Nested Queries
  • Creating an Assembly Query
  • Creating the Nesting Query

Action Queries

  • Creating a Make Table Query
  • Using a Make Table Query
  • Understanding Expressions and Update Queries
  • Preparing an Update Query
  • Running an Update Query
  • Updating Using Expressions
  • Running an Expression-Based Update
  • Creating a Delete Query
  • Running a Delete Query
  • Creating an Append Query
  • Running an Append Query
  • Turning Action Messages Off

Database Security

  • Understanding Database Trust
  • Enabling Blocked Content
  • Understanding the Trust Centre
  • Creating a Trusted Location
  • Opening a Database From a Trusted Location
  • Encrypting a Database
  • Decrypting and Opening a Database
  • Removing a Database Password
  • Understanding Package and Sign
  • Creating a Self Signed Certificate
  • Creating a Signed Package
  • Extracting and Using a Signed Package

Database Wellness

  • Compacting and Repairing a Database
  • Understanding Database Splitting
  • Using the Database Splitter
  • Managing Linked Tables
  • Checking Object Dependencies
  • Analysing Database Performance
  • Documenting a Database

An Introduction to VBA

  • Understanding VBA
  • Coding VBA for an Event
  • Running VBA Event Code
  • Understanding MsgBox and InputBox
  • Modifying an Existing Procedure
  • Understanding the Modified Code
  • Creating a Standard Module Loan Simulator Code
  • Running the Code
  • Understanding the Loan Simulator Code
  • Creating a Button for the Simulator
  • Attaching the Simulator Code

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