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Access 2007 Level 1

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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of Microsoft Access 2007 Module 1 you should be able to:

  • understand how Access is used and how to navigate around it
  • design a database with lookup tables
  • create a database structure using Access 2007
  • modify the structure of an existing table
  • add records to a new table
  • add transactional records to a lookup database
  • use various data validation features in Access to protect data
  • work with the records in a database table
  • format the data in a table
  • sort and filter records in a table
  • create simple and effective queries
  • perform more advanced queries using a variety of querying techniques
  • create meaningful reports from tables
  • create and use a variety of forms

Target Audience

This publication is primarily designed for people who need to know how to use Microsoft Access to create databases. It is ideal for people who work in a variety of tasks and occupations where the assembly and collection of data is important.


This publication assumes little or no knowledge of the software Microsoft Access 2007. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.


Scheduled classroom training (2 Days)


Access 2007 Orientation

  • Understanding Microsoft Access 2007
  • Starting Access
  • Understanding The Getting Started Screen
  • Opening An Existing Database File
  • Understanding The Access 2007 Screen
  • Working With The Navigation Pane
  • Working With A Table
  • Working With Other Database Objects
  • Closing A Database File
  • Exiting From Access 2007

Designing A Lookup Database

  • How Access Stores Data
  • Access 2007 Data Types
  • Scoping Your New Database
  • Identifying Table Problems
  • Refining Table Structures
  • Finalising The Design

Creating A Lookup Database

  • Creating A New Database File
  • Creating The Lookup Table
  • Defining The Primary Key
  • Saving And Closing A Table
  • Creating The Transaction Table
  • Understanding Lookup Table Relationships
  • Connecting To A Lookup Table
  • Viewing Table Relationships

Modifying Table Structures

  • Opening An Existing Table
  • Adding Fields To An Existing Table
  • Understanding Field Properties
  • Changing Field Size
  • Changing Field Names
  • Changing Decimal Places
  • Changing Date Formats
  • Indexing Fields
  • Deleting Fields From A Table
  • Copying A Table Within A Database
  • Deleting A Table From A Database File

Adding Records To A Table

  • Typing Records In A Table
  • Adding Records Using A Form
  • Saving A Form Layout For Reuse
  • Adding Records Using An Existing Form
  • Assignment – Adding Records
  • Importing From Microsoft Excel

Adding Transactional Records

  • Typing Transactional Records
  • Transactional Records Using A Form
  • Assignment – Adding Transactional Records
  • Adding Records Using A Subdatasheet
  • Removing A Subdatasheet
  • Inserting A Subdatasheet

Data Validation

  • Assigning Default Values
  • Validation Rules And Text
  • Validating Numbers
  • Setting Required Fields
  • Working With Validations

Working With Records

  • Table Navigation
  • Navigating To A Specific Record
  • Editing A Record
  • Deleting Record Data
  • Undoing A Change
  • Deleting A Record
  • Deleting Several Records
  • Searching In A Table
  • Searching In A Field
  • Finding And Replacing
  • Printing Records From A Table
  • Compacting A Database

Formatting Tables

  • Changing Column Widths
  • Formatting Cells In The Table
  • Changing Fonts
  • Moving Columns In A Table
  • Freezing Columns In A Table
  • Hiding Columns In A Table
  • Unhiding Columns

Sorting And Filtering

  • Simple Sorting
  • Sorting On Several Fields
  • Simple Filtering
  • Working With Filters
  • Filtering Between Dates

Creating Queries

  • Understanding Queries
  • Creating A Query Design
  • Working With A Query
  • Changing A Query Design
  • Applying Record Criteria
  • Clearing Selection Criteria
  • Saving A Query
  • Running Queries From The Navigation Pane
  • Deleting A Query
  • Assignment – Creating Queries

Querying Techniques

  • Modifying A Saved Query
  • Creating AND Queries
  • Creating OR Queries
  • Querying Numeric Data
  • Querying Dates
  • Using A Range Expression
  • Querying Opposite Values
  • Moving Fields In A Query
  • Sorting Query Data
  • Removing Fields From A Query
  • Querying Using Wildcards
  • Problem Characters
  • Querying With A Lookup Table

Creating And Using Reports

  • Understanding Reporting In Access
  • Creating A Basic Report
  • Working With Existing Reports
  • Previewing And Printing A Report
  • Changing The Report Layout
  • Using The Report Wizard
  • Creating A Grouped Report
  • Creating A Statistical Report
  • Working With Grouped Reports 

Creating And Using Forms

  • Understanding Forms
  • Creating A Basic Form
  • Creating A Split Form
  • Binding A Form To A Query
  • Using The Form Wizard
  • Working With Existing Forms
  • Editing Records In A Form
  • Deleting Records Through A Form
  • Deleting An Unwanted Form
  • Concluding Remarks

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