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Week 1 ilab Action Queries

Week 1 ilab Action Queries - 1 Action Queries BIS-445 Week...

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1 Action Queries BIS-445: Week 1 iLab Part (a): Insert Queries Overview In this lab you’ll perform some action queries on a database that contains customer data. The database contains a single table called CustomerTable that looks like this: Figure A There is data in the table, as shown below: Figure B When finished, you will have deleted some of the rows, added new ones, and altered a few others. Detailed steps are given next: How To Do It 1. Start by reading over the Lecture for this week so you know how to create action queries. 2. Retrieve the database called ActionQueryDatabase.accdb from Doc Sharing and place it in your c:\\ on your own computer. This is the root directory of your local machine. For simplicity, don’t put it in a subfolder to the C:\\ drive anywhere – put it right in the root directory.
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2 3. Get logged onto the Citrix server (or, if you have Access 2007 on your home machine, open up Access 2007 there – these instructions assume you are working on Access 2007 on our Citrix server) 4. Go to the Office button at the top left of your screen, and select Open. If you’ve placed the ActionQueryDatabase in your C:\\ directory, your Open screen should look something like this: 5. Select the ActionQueryDatabase and press Open to open it up with in the Citrix environment. The database is still located on your own machine, but you are interacting with it using Access 2007 on the Citrix server. 6. Look in the navigation pane, and select the CustomerTable so you can see it in Datasheet view. You might need to double click on the CustomerTable icon in the Navigation Pane so you can see it. Look over the data:
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3 4. Right Click on the CustomerTable tab at the top of the table, and select Design View. You should be able to see the table’s design. Notice how the table contains text, Number, Yes/No and Date/Time data types. 5. Now that you’re oriented to the database. Let’s do some action queries. Start by going to the Create menu item: 5. On this item, click on the Query Design icon which appears near the right side of the Create toolbar. A show table window will appear:
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4 6. With CustomerTable selected, click on the Add button to add it to your Query window:
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