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Microsoft Access Expert 14
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   9 years ago

Microsoft Access Expert Level 14 is 1 hour, 34 minutes long. This tutorial will continue our focus on Update Queries to manipulate data, and we'll begin learning about how to use Append Queries to copy records from one table to another. Topics include:

- More Update Queries
- Scrubbing (Cleaning) Data
- Data with Inconsistent Formatting
- Use Replace Function to Change Text
- CStr, Nz, InStr, Left, Right Functions
- Separate First & Last Names
- Fix Non-Relational Tables
- Append Queries
- Daily Student Attendence Table

Click here for more information on Access Expert Level 14, including a course outline, sample videos, and more. This course was recorded using Access 2013, but is also valid for Access 2007 and 2010 users. This class follows Expert Level 13. The next class in the series is Access Expert 15 which is now available.

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Paul Hall 
4 months ago
Hi Richard,
Great course well explained.

Just a small comment: When explaining NZ function in your note pad should you have put square brackets in?

ie NZ([field],val)

Just to emphasize that [] are a must.
Richard Rost
4 months ago
Thank you. You don't need brackets if you follow my advice from Access Beginner Level 1 which is to NOT use spaces or other non-alphanumeric characters in your field names. You don't need brackets for:

=NZ(FirstName,"")

Whereas you would need brackets for:

=NZ([First Name],"")

So many people skip B1 because they already have SOME knowledge of Access, but I give all of my best fundamental pointers, tips, and rules in that class.
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Abraham Breuer 
2 years ago
in lesson 5 you explained the benefitsof an update query to fix non-relational data to relational data,
My question is, if the department field in the employeeTwouldn't match the exactname of the departmentT it won'tget it as a relation (Management won'tget a relation to managmnt), so changing the department field into a numericfield-type won't help for those whos spelling are spelt wrong, if so, you need to scrub them individually, what's the purpose of this update query?
Richard Rost
2 years ago
You nailed it. You need to make sure your data is clean. If people are typing in values wrong, then you'll have to scrub it. A few update queries will usually catch misspellings. It's hopefully something you only have to do once. This is usually for dealing with databases that you inherit from other people or clients. YOU, of course, know how to build a relational database and will be using Autonumbers for your IDs.
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Cheryl Hokanson 
6 years ago
Could you use an Append query to add records into the end of a checkbook type table which comes from an Excel spread sheet?


Reply from Alex Hedley:

Certainly, Expert 20 shows import from other sources. Read More...
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