Microsoft Access: Beyond the Basics of Access Bundle

Three Access database courses in one. (1) Work Faster with Quick Tips, (2) Script SQL Queries, (3) Automate w/Macros
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  • Lectures 187
  • Length 11.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Microsoft Access Three Course Bundle:

→ Access: Time Saving Tips That Will Boost Your Productivity

→ Microsoft Access Macros: Automate Your Access Database

→ Microsoft Access SQL: SQL for Non-Programmers

  • Click the Green "Take This Course" button to Learn Microsoft Access Tips, Macros, and SQL from Anywhere, Anytime

So, what's in this course for you?

:: Access Tips & Strategies ::

↳ Learning Microsoft Access tips will absolutely make your workday easier.

From importing and exporting data with Microsoft Excel, to restricting data that is entered into your tables.

Create cascading combo boxes that display information based off of data in another combo box.

You'll also find pro tips on using reports, and queries, documenting your database, and simplifying navigation.

:: Creating Macros for Saving Time ::

↳ Learn to create Macros for more control over the database, get work done faster, and feel efficient.

You don't need to know any VBA code, you just need a willingness to want to save time with macros, to upgrade your skills, and to invest a few hours of time in the process.

:: Learning How SQL Can Interact with Your Database ::

↳ This week you can start learning SQL, step by step, and improve your skills.

Learn to use SQL in your Access databases from the beginning. Select data, as well as filter, and sort. Learn to create table, and about joins. No prior SQL experience required.

This bundled course can be completed in hours, but the information can last a lifetime.

So if you are beyond the basic beginner stage in Access, and want a convenient way to learn, I invite you to enroll.

This is not an advanced Access course, though advanced users are welcome, and might benefit from lectures within the course.

Take a look at the course curriculum to help decide if this informative, easy-to-follow course is for you.


So Click The Take This Course Button On The Right
and become a better Microsoft Access User.

What are the requirements?

  • Download the Northwind database to follow along with examples in this course. The Northwind database is available through the Access application. Please see Lecture 2 for details.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • IMPORT and EXPORT Data Using Microsoft Excel, an application you probably use daily.
  • SET Field Validations. Make sure users are entering the correct data.
  • CREATE Cascading Combo Boxes. Base the items in a combo box off what was selected in another combo box.
  • CONDITIONALLY FORMAT Forms & Reports to make your data easier to understand.
  • CREATE Parameter & Action Queries. Go beyond standard Select Queries
  • CUSTOMIZE the Access Environment Ribbon, Navigation Pane & Startup
  • UNDERSTAND Database Maintenance Tools to keep your data intact.
  • USE the Macro Builder Window to automate your database
  • CREATE Data Macros for Table Automation
  • CREATE Macros for Forms & Reports
  • CREATE AutoExec Macros to run Macros when starting your database
  • SCRIPT SQL to Query Your Tables
  • CREATE Database Tables with SQL
  • CREATE Table Joins with SQL
  • CREATE Action Queries with SQL
  • ... and so much more!

Who is the target audience?

  • This Microsoft Access three course bundle is for anyone who wants to go beyond the basics of using Access. It is not for brand new users of Access or of databases. It can serve as a refresher for advanced users of Access, but is not designed to be an advanced level course.
  • Please look over the course curriculum when making your decision on enrolling in this course.
  • Although the course was created using Access 2013, 95% of the lectures also apply to Access 2010, and Access 2016. Access 2007 can be used for about 70% of this course.

What you get with this course?

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Get rewarded.
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Section 1: Latest Access 2013 Beyond the Basics Quick Tip

Get the latest Quick Tips from Microsoft Access 2013: Beyond the Basics Bundle

Section 2: Welcome to Microsoft Access 2013: Beyond the Basics of Access Bundle!

Welcome to this Microsoft Access Three Course Bundle:

  • Access 2013 Tips & Tricks: Time Saving Questions Answered
  • Microsoft Access Macros: Increase Your Skills & Save Time
  • Microsoft Access: SQL for Non-Programmers

In this course you will be able to follow along using the Northwind database. This database can be downloaded from within Microsoft Access.

Section 3: Access Database Time Savers
Introduction to Access Time Savers
Section 4: Access Database Time Savers - Access Tables

Temporarily or permanently move data from your Access database into an Excel workbook.


If you are like a lot of people, you probably have large amounts of data in Microsoft Excel.

Learn how to import Excel spreadsheets into your Access database

2 pages

What you should be aware of before importing data from Microsoft Excel into existing tables in your Access database


If you want to keep your data in Excel, but be able to use the querying and reporting features of Access, you can create a link from Access to Excel.


Use tables or queries as the data source for form letters, e-mail messages, mailing labels, or envelopes.


Learn how to format your Access database text and memo fields

3 pages

Learn how to format your Access database number and currency fields


Create custom formatting for the Date field type.


Define how users must enter data in specific fields. This will help maintain consistency, and to make your database easier to manage.

2 pages

Create your own, custom input masks to define how users must enter data.


Save time by creating default values for fields.


Field validation rules restrict what can be entered into a field. This ensures that your database users enter the correct types or amounts of data.


Create user-friendly error messages.


Learn to filter by selection, as well as filter by form.


To ensure that you data stays synchronized, enforce referential integrity between tables.

1 page

You've seen it, now do it!

Test your skills with this section's lesson lab.

Section 5: Access Database Time Savers - Access Forms

Specify the order that form controls respond to the TAB key.


Selectively highlight data on your form to make it easier to understand.


Synchronize two combo boxes so that when you select an item in the first combo box, that selection limits the choices in the second combo box.


Make selecting a value easy with Option Groups.


Reduce clutter on your form, and make it easier to work with your data.

1 page

You've seen it, now do it!

Test your skills with this section's lesson lab.

Section 6: Access Database Time Savers - Access Reports

Make your data easier to understand with groups. Adding totals to the end of groups reduces the need for manual calculations.


Selectively highlight data on your report to make it easier to understand.


Learn how to add a logo, or image to a report in your Access databases


Automatically adjust controls vertically to print or preview all the data that the control contains.

Controlling Page Breaks
1 page

You've seen it, now do it!

Test your skills with this section's lesson lab.

Section 7: Access Database Time Savers - Access Queries

Use special characters to locate multiple items with similar, but not identical data.


Use the same query over and over again without having to open it in Design view to edit the criteria.


Use built-in functions, or create expressions to calculate the fields in your query.

1 page

Unique Values v. Unique Records, what are they, and why should you care?


Add, change, or delete the information in an existing record

Append Queries - UPDATED
3 pages

Quickly delete a lot of data


Copy the data in a table or archive data.


Quickly identify records in one of the tables that have no corresponding records in the other table.


Learn how to quickly find duplicate records within the tables of your Microsoft Access database


Structure summary data to make it easier to read and understand.


When you want to create a result set that joins records in a table with other records in the same table use a self join.

2 pages

You've seen it, now do it!

Test your skills with this section's lesson lab.

Section 8: Access Database Time Savers - Access Start up & Navigation

Personalize the ribbon the way that you want.


Organize your database objects the way that you want.

Hide the Navigation Pane to increase your workspace

Switchboards help users to locate the necessary tables, forms, reports, and queries they use most often.

1 page

You've seen it, now do it!

Test your skills with this section's lesson lab.

Section 9: Access Database Time Savers - Access Database Maintenance

Print documentation of your database's design for an offline reference.


Learn which database objects interact with or depend on other objects in the database.


Create a relational database without having to know relational database design principles.


Learn how to create a backup of your Microsoft Access databases


Regular maintenance of your Access databases is a must.

1 page

You've seen it, now do it!

Test your skills with this section's lesson lab.

Section 10: Access Database Time Savers - Additional Access Database Resources

You can use IIf to determine if an expression is true or false. If the expression is true, IIf returns one value; if it is false, IIf returns another. It is up to you to specify the values IIf returns


Find the difference between two dates


Add time to a date value

3 pages

Keyboard Shortcuts for Text and Data

5 pages

Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating Microsoft Access

Section 11: Access Database Macros

Welcome to the Macros section of this Microsoft Access 2013: Beyond the Basics Bundle course

Section 12: Access Database Macros - Getting Familiar with Microsoft Office Access Macros

Become familiar with the Microsoft Access macros builder window. This is your first step to creating macros that will save you time in Access.


Actions tell the macro what to do. Arguments provide information to the action, like what form to open when a button is clicked.


Did you create a great macro, and want to share it with others? Or just need a back up? Learn how in this lecture.


Automatically convert macros to VBA modules or class modules.

Section 13: Access Database Macros - Data Event Macros Attached to Access Tables

Data macros let you to add logic to table events, like adding, updating, or deleting data.


You will use the Before Change event to perform any actions that you want to occur before a record is changed. The Before Change event is most often used to perform validation, to raise custom error messages, and to populate fields.


Ensure that your users are inputting in data before moving on to a new record.

You can use the Before Delete event to perform any actions that you want to occur before a record is deleted.

You can use the After Insert event to perform any actions that you want to occur when a record is added to a table.


You can use the After Update event to perform any actions that you want to occur when a record is changed.


You can use the After Delete event to perform any actions that you want to occur when a record is deleted.

Section 14: Access Database Macros - Events Attached to Access Database Objects Explained

An event occurs when there has been action taken on an object. The action could consist clicking, dragging, typing, etc.


A Description of Regular Click Events


A Description of Focus Based Events


A Description of Mouse Events


A Description of Keyboard Events


A Description of Text Box Events


A Description of Combo Box Events


A Description of Form Events


A Description of Report Events

Section 15: Access Database Macros - Actions for Access Database Objects Explained

An Explanation of the CopyObject, DeleteObject, and RenameObject Actions


An Explanation of the SaveObject, SelectObject, and RepaintObject Actions


An Explanation of the GoToControl, GoToPage, and GoToRecord Actions

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IsáBel Harrison, Computer Training Specialist Since 1999.

Inspiring and Empowering People to Achieve Their Goals through Learning.

Sharing the strategies, and tips you need to regain control at work, and optimize productivity.

IsaBel has been serving students since 1999. Successfully self-employed, she is a trusted consultant for businesses large and small. She is a publisher, and author of several highly-rated eBooks.

IsaBel has been certified many times over as a Database Administrator, IT Professional, Developer, Network Administrator, and even Certified Ethical Hacker. Even with a technical background, she is a down to earth half-marathoner, who enjoys her family, good food, and sports.

IsaBel grew up around teachers, so education was always important to her.

All her life she has seen how gaining even a little more knowledge can make such a big difference in everything from the way you speak, to the way you cook, the way you parent, to the way you fix a leaky faucet, the speed in which you perfect your spreadsheets, to the upgrade your resume can get by learning SQL.

She was taught the importance of always learning, and works hard daily to help others, like you, meet your goals.

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