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For example, consider the following expression: [ClockOut] – [ClockIn] * 24 In this example, ClockIn would be multiplied by 24, the resulting value would be subtracted from ClockOut, and the output would be a nonsensical decimal number. Deleting and Updating Queries The queries presented in this tutorial thus far have been Select queries. They select certain data from specific tables based on a given criterion. You also can create queries to update the original data in a database. Businesses use such queries often, and in real time.
If you saved the file, it is on the hard drive (C:\) or a network drive. Your site assistant can tell you the drive designators. 2. “What is a ‘duplicate key field value’? I’m trying to enter records into my Sales table. The first record was for a sale of product X to customer 101, and I was able to enter that one. But when I try to enter a second sale for customer #101, Access tells me I already have a record with that key field value. ” Your primary key field needs work. You may need a compound primary key—a combination of the customer number and some other field(s).
If you are making a report from a table, the Access report generator looks up the data in the table and puts it into report format. If you are making a report from a query’s output, Access runs the query in the background (you do not control it or see it happen) and then puts the output in report format. There are different ways to make a report. One method is to hand-craft the report from scratch in Design view, but this tedious process is not explained in this tutorial. A simpler way is to select the query or table on which the report is based and then click Create Report.