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This is the "home page" for a series of tutorial articles. The tutorials follow the creation of a database designed to serve as a birder's log, tracking birding field trips, bird sightings, etc. This project is still very much in process. More tutorials will appear over time.

The list of articles appears twice below: first in the order they should be followed if you are working through the tutorial, then grouped by topic (tables, forms, etc.)

Note that the red links are articles that have not yet been written. In some cases, they are followed by a blue number in brackets. These are links to forum threads or other pages containing information I plan to use in the articles; they are also provided here for those who need more information about those features of base.

Contents

Tutorial Order

  1. Designing the Database "On Paper"
  2. Creating a Table From a Spreadsheet
  3. Creating a Table in Design View
  4. Establishing Relationships
  5. Creating Indexes
  6. Creating a Simple Data Entry Form
  7. Creating A Data Entry Form With A Subform
  8. Using Combo Boxes in a Form
  9. Using Date Time and Formatted Controls in Forms
  10. Setting the Tab Order in a Form
  11. Adding a Button To Open Another Form
  12. Adjusting Form Properties
  13. Using a Query to Combine Fields From Different Tables
  14. Filtering in Queries and Tables
  15. Creating a Form in Design View
  16. Filtering in Forms
  17. Adding a Search Control to a Form
  18. Using the Group Function in a Query
  19. Creating a Table and a Form to Store Images [1]
  20. Creating a Report
  21. Using Tables and Queries as Datasources in Writer
  22. Splitting Tables

Grouped by Topic Order

Designing and Working With Tables

Designing the Database "On Paper" (Thinking through how to organize your data before building the database.)
Creating a Table From a Spreadsheet (Importing data from (not connecting to) a spreadsheet.)
Creating a Table in Design View
Creating a Table and a Form to Store Images
Splitting Tables
Establishing Relationships
Filtering in Queries and Tables
Using Tables and Queries as Datasources in Writer

Forms

Creating Forms

Creating a Simple Data Entry Form
Creating A Data Entry Form With A Subform
Creating a Form in Design View
Creating a Table and a Form to Store Images

Perfecting Forms

Adjusting Form Properties
Using Combo Boxes in a Form
Adding a Button To Open Another Form
Setting the Tab Order in a Form
Adding a Search Control to a Form [2]
Using Date Time and Formatted Controls in Forms

Other Work With Forms

Filtering in Forms

Queries

Using a Query to Combine Fields From Different Tables
Using the Group Function in a Query (Creating a Query that lists all bird species seen.)
Filtering in Queries and Tables
Using Tables and Queries as Datasources in Writer

Reports and Mail Merges

Creating a Report
Using Tables and Queries as Datasources in Writer



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