Category Archives: Databases

Understanding Macro Code

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This is the third blog in a series about creating macros in Excel, Word and other applications within the Microsoft Office.  This article is about Understanding Macro Code. Understanding Macro Code VBA is a Language Many people, after learning how … Continue reading

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How to plan your Access or FileMaker Pro database – Part 3

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Before creating a database you should have some blueprints that will guide its creation. In part one of this series we talked about having sketches of input forms and reports. Part two was about creating a list of fields in … Continue reading

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How to plan your Access or FileMaker Pro database – Part 2

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In part one of this series we said you should start planning your Access or FileMaker Pro database by using paper and pencils to draw the input forms and reports that your users will need.  Now we are going to … Continue reading

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How to plan your Access or FileMaker Pro database – Part 1

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One of the biggest mistakes new database developers make is they don’t plan.  Instead, they just open up Microsoft Access or FileMaker Pro and start creating their tables.  But, as with just about everything else in life, a little bit … Continue reading

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Access Data Types

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As discussed in a previous blog post about Database Terms, a field in a database table is like a column in a spreadsheet. But one of the main differences between a spreadsheet and a database is that fields must have … Continue reading

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Database Terms

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Many sites on the World Wide Web, as well as many applications on PCs, Macs, smart phones, and tablets use databases. The purpose of this blog post is to define some basic database terms which need to be understood by … Continue reading

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Splitting an Access Database

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One of the most useful features of a Microsoft Access database is the ability to split the database into two files. The first file, which is commonly called the back-end or data file, holds the data (the tables). The second … Continue reading

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Microsoft Access – How to update linked tables

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Open your Access database.   Start the Linked Table Manager feature. In Access 2003, from the menu choose Tools, Database Utilities, Linked Table Manager. In Access 2007 from the ribbon choose Database Tools, Linked Table Manager. In Access 2010 from … Continue reading

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