Category Archives: Microsoft Access 2013

Creating a custom sort in Microsoft Access

It is easy enough to do a custom sort in Microsoft Excel, but what about in Access. In Access, you can create a calculated field using IIf in order to be able to do so. As an example, if you … Continue reading

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Finding unmatched records in Microsoft Access

If you want to find records with no corresponding records in related tables, you can also use the Find Unmatched Query Wizard. This yields the same result as using Is Null in the QBE grid criteria. Please note however that … Continue reading

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Microsoft Access – finding duplicate records

If you want to find duplicate entries in a field in a table or query, the easiest way to do this is to use the Find Duplicates Query Wizard. For example, you may wish to find records with the same … Continue reading

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Using a crosstab query to summarize data in Microsoft Access

If we need to summarise data such as products sold per region, we can do this by using a crosstab query which will allow us to use data from more than one table. You can create a crosstab query by … Continue reading

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Using the keyboard to navigate records in Microsoft Access datasheet view

Keystroke Effect ↓ Go to the next record ↑ Go to the previous record Ctrl + End Go to the last field in the last record Ctrl + Home Go to the first field in the first record → or … Continue reading

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