Basic Skills and Tools Using Access

1. Describe the primary functions using Microsoft Access.
2. Describe the steps for creating a new database file using Microsoft Access.
3. Describe the steps for creating and modifying a table and fields using Microsoft Access.
4. Describe the steps for creating relationships between tables using Microsoft Access.
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Multiple values comparison.
I got 3 tables called Skills, Employee and Position. Tables Employee and Position have Skills column which is multiple valued.
I need to fetch every employee who has set of skills that is required in given Position. What I am trying to do is to compare set of skills in Employee and Position and select employees with full match of skills.

Below, I attached my ERD diagram of database


Multiple values comparison.
I got 3 tables called Skills, Employee and Position. Tables Employee and Position have Skills column which is multiple valued.
I need to fetch every employee who has set of skills that is required in given Position. What I am trying to do is to compare set of skills in Employee and Position and select employees with full match of skills.

Below, I attached my ERD diagram of database


Project Involving Table Relationships
So I've been given this project where I have to develop an access 2007 database where a query can be used to match employees to available projects based on employee skill set and required project skills.

How should I go about this?

I've tried making a bunch of tables and relating them, but its not matching employee skills to project skills


Access 2007 training courses
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Form design question
I'm looking for some high-level guidance here. I have two tables, tblVolunteers and tblSkills. tblVolunteers contains a lookup column listing every skill for each volunteer. I'm writing a form that has a listbox with all skills; I want the user to highlight whatever skills she's interested in, and the second listbox will contain all volunteers that have those skills.

What's the best way to do this? Do I bind some VBA to the AfterUpdate event of the skills listbox, which performs a query, and pushes the results into the second listbox? Or do I set the row source of the volunteers listbox to a query whose WHERE clause is based on the skills listbox? Or something else?

How would you approach this


How to query boolean values from table
I am kind of new to Access and SQL in General and have a table of employee skills and have them as boolean values. I want to query the table and find out which columns have been checked also how would I have a form ask to this query so someone could look for certain skills in a emloyee and have the query return employees who have some or all of the skills.


Having problems with nested iif
I have created a database that records whether our staff have specific skills relating to the use of software program. Some skills are mandatory for some staff to have and some are optional.

We plan to assess annually whether they possess each skill. I want to be able to report on how many staff have all their mandatory skills at each assessment but I run out of space in the expression builder in the query that I was building and I don't have much experience with vba.

The code I was using in the expression builder of my query looks something like this.

Proficient: (IIf([Skills]="CHANGE PASSWORD" And [Skills]='OUT OF OFFICE' And [Skills]='CHANGE PERSONAL INFORMATION'.,"Proficient","Not")).

In this example I stopped at three skills but there could be up to 30 that would be necessary for a person to be deemed proficient at their assessment and that is why I am running out of space in the expression builder window.


Vlook function in Access
I want to make a database for my workshop tools. There are three catagories of tools. workshop equipment, common tools and hand tools.
I want to know how we can use Vlookup function same as in attched excel file.
If I select in catagory field workshop tools in the tools name field should show me a dropdown list only for workshop tools.If I select hand tools field it should show only hand tools name in tool name field


Introduction to Microsoft Access 2003
Our goal is to assist you to learn the software, understand some basic concepts and show you some tips and techniques so you can develop your database management skills over time. The five workshops are: Introduction to Access; Access Queries; Access Reports; Access Database Design; Access Form Design. (pdf file, install to Acrobat Reader to read this tutorial).


MS Visual Basic for Applications
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COMMAND-BUTTON ANIMATION
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Switchboard Forms
I have completed of my entry for my database and am now getting ready to deploy part of the database for my users. I will be adding more information and tables to the database at a later date once this part is officially completed.

My question is am I able to create a multilayered switchboard? Basically what I would like to have is the Main Switchboard where the users can access either Skills Inventory, Safety, or Licensing.

So since the Skills inventory is the completed database that is the first one I will be building. Once the users click on Skills Inventory I would like that to take them to a different switchboard where they will be able to access the reports and queries.


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Using Additional Tools
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By the time you finish this chapter, you will understand the following key concepts: how to use Access' built-in spell checker, how the AutoCorrect feature can make inputting data faster, why analyzing a table may result in more efficient databases and how to use the Performance Analyzer tool.


Multiple Qualificaions with expiry
We work in 7 states I want to build a skills database so I can search for particular skills, sometimes excluding people based on home state for travel reasons.

I am editing a free student template


Filtering and Sorting Records using Basic Queries
We'll cover three important and related topics this lesson: filtering and sorting records, and basic queries. When you Sort records you order them in meaningful ways. When you filter records you hide those you don't want to see. Queries are like powerful filtering and sorting tools that also perform calculations. We'll discuss some basic queries in this lesson and more advanced queries next time. TOC: Retrieving and Arranging Data Meaningfully; Filtering; Basic Queries; Select Queries.


Using Visual Basic for Applications
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By the time you finish this chapter, you will understand the following key concepts: what Visual Basic for Applications is, how Access uses procedures, functions, and subroutines, the parts of a Visual Basic for Applications program, how to use statements, variables, operators, and functions within your program, how to address database objects in Visual Basic for Applications, how to use the VBA Editor, how to develop a Visual Basic for Applications procedure, how to test your procedures and how to use a procedure from an Access form.


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Access security - Password Recovery tools
I have a programme retur in VB ad MS Access as backend database. The data base is password protected. My problem is there are password recovery tools available for downloading. I want my database to be fully seccured. Pl help me in securing the db so that recovery tools also cannot find ot the password


MS Access Tools Menu
i've just created database and then from tools menu hide all shortcuts. Now when I'm opening database there's no view and tools menu. F11 doesn't work. I've also tried Shift + click on DB but this didn't fix the problem.

could you please help me to bring back standard menu with View and Tools?