Advanced Microsoft Access 2016

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This Advanced Access 2016 training class is for students who intend to design databases at an advanced level and/or want to improve existing Access databases.

Target Audience: Students who have basic skills with Microsoft Access 2016 who want to learn advanced-level skills or students who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the 2016 interface.

This outline is subject to change.

  1. Relationships
    1. Review
    2. Referential Integrity
    3. Relationships
      1. Data Types and Relationships
      2. Formalize the Relationship between Tables
    4. A Few Words about Naming Conventions
    5. Exercise 1: Creating Relationships
  2. Queries
    1. Query Design View
    2. Review of Select Queries
    3. Review of Select Queries with Criteria
    4. Logical Operators
    5. Parameter Queries
    6. Action Queries
      1. Make Table Queries
      2. Append Queries
      3. Update Queries
      4. Delete Queries
      5. Creating Crosstab Queries
      6. Delete a Query
      7. Rename a Query
    7. Exercise 2: Creating Select and Action Queries
    8. Exercise 3: Creating a Parameter Query
  3. Table Functions
    1. Importing Data
    2. Linking Tables from External Sources
    3. Import tables from other Databases
    4. Tables from Templates and Application Parts
    5. Exercise 4: Importing Data from Excel
  4. Forms
    1. Design View
      1. Form Sections
      2. Adding a Header and Footer
      3. Adding a Logo to the Header
      4. Adding a Title to the Header
      5. Adding Fields to a Form
      6. Arranging Fields on a Form
      7. Spacing Objects on a Form
    2. Formatting
    3. Tab Order
      1. Setting Properties on a Form
      2. Controls
    4. Create Forms with Application Parts
    5. Creating a Subform
    6. Exercise 6: Creating Forms
    7. Alter a Form
      1. Delete Forms
      2. Remove Form Controls
      3. Format a Form
  5. Reports
    1. Design View
    2. Report Sections
      1. Report Header
      2. Page Header
      3. Group Header
      4. Detail
      5. Group Footer
      6. Page Footer
      7. Report Footer
      8. Adding a Report Header/Footer
      9. Adding a Logo to the Report Header
      10. Adding a Title to the Report Header
      11. Adding Fields to a Report
      12. Add Calculated Fields
    3. Arranging Fields on a Report
    4. Resizing the Detail Section
      1. Eliminating Repeating Headings
      2. Set Margins
    5. Grouping and Sorting
    6. Setting Properties on a Report
      1. Report Property Sheet
      2. Section Property Sheet
      3. Object Property Sheet
      4. Adding Record Counts
    7. Special Report Fields
      1. Dates
      2. Page Numbering
    8. Controls
      1. Printing a Report
    9. Subreports
    10. Application Parts
    11. Deleting a Report
    12. Formatting a Report
      1. Adding a Background and Images and Applying a Theme
    13. Exercise 7: Creating Reports
  6. Macros
    1. Macro Basics
      1. Open a Table, Form, and Report
      2. Run a Query
      3. Print a Report
    2. Running a Macro
    3. Exercise 8: Creating Simple Macros
  7. Completing the Desktop Application
    1. The Navigation Form
    2. Running Macros from a Navigation Form
    3. Setting the Navigation Form as the Default Form
    4. Exercise 9: Creating a Navigation Form
    5. Splitting the Database
    6. Encrypt with a Password
    7. Distributing the Front-End Database
    8. Database Maintenance
    9. Compact and Repair
    10. Backup/Recover a Database
    11. Maintain Backward Compatibility

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