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Creating Simple Queries in Access 2010

what you need to know

  • Before you begin, install the Northwind sample database.
  • Choose create > Query Wizard > Query Type > Table > Field to Use > What You Want > Enter Subject > End.

When querying the database, you can enter a search term to return only specific items. How to create a sample query using the Query Wizard and Northwind sample database in Access 2010

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How to create a query in Access 2010

A database query involves retrieving some or all of the data from one or more tables or views. Microsoft Access 2010 provides powerful guided querying capabilities that make it easy to create queries even if you don’t know how to script a structured query language.

Use Access 2010 and the Northwind sample database to safely navigate the Query Wizard without changing your data. If you are using an older version of Access, you may need to follow a different procedure. Create a sample query that lists the names of all Northwind products, the target stock level, and the list price for each item.

Open the database. If the Northwind sample database is not already installed, add it before proceeding. If it is already installed, go to file tap, select open mind and find them Northwind Database on your computer.

Choose create tab.

press Query Wizard symbol.

The Query Wizard simplifies the creation of new queries. An alternative is to use the Query Design view to make a more sophisticated query easier to use but more complex.

Select Query type click Confirm continue. We will use the Simple Query Wizard for our purposes.

The Simple Query Wizard opens. It contains a pull-down menu that should default to “Table: Customers”. In this example product A table containing information about Northwind’s product inventory.

Select the fields to display in the query results. Double-click the field or type the field name and click “>” icon. This example selects the product name, list price, and target tier from the product table.

The selected field is moved from the Available Fields list to the Selected Fields list. that “>>The “” sign selects all available fields. that “<The “” icon allows you to remove a highlighted field from the Selected Fields list and “<” icon removes all selected fields.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add information from additional tables. This example gets information from a single table. However, we are not limited to using only one table. Combine information from multiple tables and display connections. Just select a field and Access sorts the field. This sort works because the Northwind database has predefined relationships between tables. If you create a new database, you must set up these relationships yourself.

click next To continue, when you finish adding fields to your query,

Choose the type of result you want to generate. In this example, select Next to create a complete list of products and vendors. Detail click on options next Press the button to continue.

Give your request a title. Choose something descriptive that will help you recognize this query later. We call this query “Product Supplier List.”

click preparation Query result. This includes a listing of Northwind’s products, desired target inventory levels, and list prices. The tab with these results contains the query name.

I have successfully created my first query using Microsoft Access 2010. You are now armed with powerful tools to adapt to your database needs.


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Creating Simple Queries in Access 2010

What to Know
Install the Northwind sample database before you begin.
Select Create > Query Wizard > a query type > a table > fields to use > desired details > enter a title > Finish.

A database query lets you enter search terms to only return certain entries. Here’s how to make a sample query using the Query Wizard and the Northwind sample database in Access 2010.

Jose Luis Pelaez Inc / Getty Images How to Create a Query in Access 2010

Querying a database involves the retrieval of some or all data from one or more tables or views. Microsoft Access 2010 offers a powerful guided query function that helps you easily build a query even if you don’t know how to write a Structured Query Language script.

Explore the Query Wizard safely, without touching your data, using Access 2010 and the Northwind sample database. If you’re using an earlier version of Access, you may need to follow a different procedure. Create a sample query listing the names of all of Northwind’s products, target inventory levels and the list price for each item. 

Open the database. If you haven’t already installed the Northwind sample database, add it before proceeding. If it’s already installed, go to the File tab, select Open and locate the Northwind database on your computer.

Select the Create tab.

Click the Query Wizard icon.

The Query Wizard simplifies the creation of new queries. The alternative is to use the Query Design view, which facilitates more sophisticated queries but is more complicated to use.

Select a Query Type and click OK to continue. For our purposes, we will use the Simple Query Wizard.

The Simple Query Wizard will open. It includes a pull-down menu that should default to “Table: Customers.” In this example, select the Products table, which contains information about Northwind’s product inventory.

Choose the fields you wish to appear in the query results. Add fields by either double-clicking them or selecting the field name and then the “>” icon. In this example, select the Product Name, List Price, and Target Level from the Product table.

Selected fields move from the Available Fields listing to the Selected Fields listing. The “>>” icon will select all available fields. The “<” icon allows you to remove the highlighted field from the Selected Fields list, while the “<<” icon removes all selected fields.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add information from additional tables. In our example, we’re pulling information from a single table. However, we’re not limited to using only one table. Combine information from multiple tables and show relationships. All you have to do is select the fields — Access will line up the fields for you. This alignment works because the Northwind database features predefined relationships between tables. If you create a new database, you’ll need to establish these relationships yourself.

Click Next when you’re finished adding fields to your query to continue.

Choose the type of results you want to produce. For this example, generate a full listing of products and their suppliers by choosing the Detail option and clicking the Next button to continue.

Give your query a title. Select something descriptive that will help you recognize this query later. We’ll call this query “Product Supplier Listing.”

Click Finish for your query results. It contains a list of Northwind’s products, desired target inventory levels, and list prices. The tab presenting these results contains the name of your query.

You’ve successfully created your first query using Microsoft Access 2010. Now you’re armed with a powerful tool to apply to your database needs.

#Creating #Simple #Queries #Access

Creating Simple Queries in Access 2010

What to Know
Install the Northwind sample database before you begin.
Select Create > Query Wizard > a query type > a table > fields to use > desired details > enter a title > Finish.

A database query lets you enter search terms to only return certain entries. Here’s how to make a sample query using the Query Wizard and the Northwind sample database in Access 2010.

Jose Luis Pelaez Inc / Getty Images How to Create a Query in Access 2010

Querying a database involves the retrieval of some or all data from one or more tables or views. Microsoft Access 2010 offers a powerful guided query function that helps you easily build a query even if you don’t know how to write a Structured Query Language script.

Explore the Query Wizard safely, without touching your data, using Access 2010 and the Northwind sample database. If you’re using an earlier version of Access, you may need to follow a different procedure. Create a sample query listing the names of all of Northwind’s products, target inventory levels and the list price for each item. 

Open the database. If you haven’t already installed the Northwind sample database, add it before proceeding. If it’s already installed, go to the File tab, select Open and locate the Northwind database on your computer.

Select the Create tab.

Click the Query Wizard icon.

The Query Wizard simplifies the creation of new queries. The alternative is to use the Query Design view, which facilitates more sophisticated queries but is more complicated to use.

Select a Query Type and click OK to continue. For our purposes, we will use the Simple Query Wizard.

The Simple Query Wizard will open. It includes a pull-down menu that should default to “Table: Customers.” In this example, select the Products table, which contains information about Northwind’s product inventory.

Choose the fields you wish to appear in the query results. Add fields by either double-clicking them or selecting the field name and then the “>” icon. In this example, select the Product Name, List Price, and Target Level from the Product table.

Selected fields move from the Available Fields listing to the Selected Fields listing. The “>>” icon will select all available fields. The “<” icon allows you to remove the highlighted field from the Selected Fields list, while the “<<” icon removes all selected fields.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add information from additional tables. In our example, we’re pulling information from a single table. However, we’re not limited to using only one table. Combine information from multiple tables and show relationships. All you have to do is select the fields — Access will line up the fields for you. This alignment works because the Northwind database features predefined relationships between tables. If you create a new database, you’ll need to establish these relationships yourself.

Click Next when you’re finished adding fields to your query to continue.

Choose the type of results you want to produce. For this example, generate a full listing of products and their suppliers by choosing the Detail option and clicking the Next button to continue.

Give your query a title. Select something descriptive that will help you recognize this query later. We’ll call this query “Product Supplier Listing.”

Click Finish for your query results. It contains a list of Northwind’s products, desired target inventory levels, and list prices. The tab presenting these results contains the name of your query.

You’ve successfully created your first query using Microsoft Access 2010. Now you’re armed with a powerful tool to apply to your database needs.

#Creating #Simple #Queries #Access


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