Download Access 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald PDF

By Matthew MacDonald

Unlock the secrets and techniques of entry 2013 and detect tips on how to use your facts in inventive methods. With this book’s effortless step by step directions, you’ll find out how to construct and hold a full-featured database or even flip it right into a internet app. you furthermore mght get counsel and practices from the professionals for solid database design—ideal no matter if you’re utilizing entry for enterprise, college, or at home.

The very important belongings you have to know
Build a database with ease. arrange and replace lists, files, catalogs, and different forms of info.
Create your personal net app. allow all of your workforce paintings on a database within the cloud.
Share your database on a network. hyperlink your entry database to SQL Server or SharePoint.
Customize the interface. Make info access a breeze by way of development your individual templates
Find what you wish fast. seek, kind, and summarize large quantities of information in mins.
Put your information to use. flip uncooked details into well-formatted published reviews.
Dive into entry programming. Automate advanced projects and clear up universal challenges.

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Tip Older database formats are less reliable and may not support all of the Access features you want to use. accdb format and save a copy of your data in an older format for the people who need it. accdb format as the master copy of your database—the one you'll use to enter new data and to create your Access queries, reports, and forms. mdb format when you first create a database. Choose File→New and then click the folder icon next to the File Name box. Access opens the File New Database window (which you saw back in Figure 1-3).

In other words, if you create another table or edit some of your data, Access updates the new file. If you want to go back to the old file, you need to open it in Access again. (Alternatively, you can use the backup feature described in the previous section. accdb format (which is short for "Access database"). accdb format with Access 2007, and it still works in Access 2010 and Access 2013. That makes it the go-to choice for new databases. However, there may be times when you need to share your data with people who are using truly ancient copies of Access.

If you're a bit paranoid and you can't stand the wait, just click the tiny Save icon in the Quick Access toolbar in the topleft corner of the window (it looks like a floppy disk) to save the current database object immediately. Note Remember, when you click File, you enter Backstage view, which provides a narrow strip of commands (on the left) and a page with options for the currently selected command (on the right). You use Backstage view to open, save, and convert database files—see page 11 if you need a quick review about how it works.

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