Week 5 and 6 – Queries
This week you are to create several queries to perform the extraction of records according to the criteria listed in the provided document. In order for me to check the syntax of your queries, save each query.
You can save each query (query1, query2, query3 etc. and then upload the database for grading.
The online lecture should be quite enough to do this exercise but the topic can be found in pages 116 – 127 of the textbook. The book discusses the concept of query criteria very briefly and uses a lot of wizards to accomplish simple filtering tasks. I’m “kicking it up a notch” and having you perform some rather sophisticated tasks that were explained in my lecture. So as you read the chapter, experiment with the exercises as outlined, paying attention to what relates to wildcard characters, but don’t focus on the multiple tables section. We will get back to that later on in the course.
Proceed as follows:
Download the PDF document provided. It contains the list of queries you are to make. Two customer tables are also provided, so you wont’ have to make your own table just for this assignment. Both the PDF document and the customer tables can be downloaded from the links on the opening page in the week 5 section. The queries for the first part (1 -14) can be accomplished with the * and ?, parameter query and the proper use of AND and OR. The last 3 queries, (15-17) use the second customer table for the functions that are needed.
As you go through testing the syntax of your command, in your query grid, you will know right away if the query worked.
Submit your work by using the Assignment Upload File tool.You will be uploading just the database with the saved queries, not the PDF document.
Be sure to use the discussion board if you need clarification on any topic. I am expecting lively discussions. Let’s geek out and have some real database fun!
Week 7 Assignment – Action Queries
This week you will demonstrate your knowledge of action queries by using all four action queries to accomplish the tasks outlined. In addition to the my lecture, you can the topic of Action Queries in the text book on pages 276 to 283.
For this exercise, you can use the same database form last week or download a fresh copy, download the Customer database file. The customer database contains 52 records of names and addresses. Before you begin the assignment, you might want to make a copy of the table first, in case you make a mess of things or want to test it out over and over again. Just select the table and Copy and Paste.
Use the customer table to create the action queries below. Save each one when you are satisfied that it works as it should. There will be 4 queries in Total. Each with its own icon showing what kind of action will take place when the query is run.
Create an action query that makes a table called WestCoast, with the following records. CA, WA, OR
Create an action query to add the NV records to the newly created WestCoast table.
Create an action query that would delete the records from the Customer table, that were transferred to the WestCoast table i.e. CA, WA, OR and NV records. (we don’t need them anymore in the Customer table)
Add a new field to the table called TAX. Set the data type to number and in the property fields pane, in the second half of the screen, change the format fromLong Integer to Single or Double (to allow decimals and not just integers. In Access 2013, this might be slightly different).
Create your final action query to “fill-in” the TAX with .085 for all the San FranciscoCA customers.
Change the name of the customer database to your name before uploading and submitting for grading.
Submit your work by uploading the database with the 4 saved action queries using the Assignment tool.
Be sure to use the discussion board if you need clarification on any topic.
The database you submit will contain 4 Action Queries. If you are using the same databse as last week, delete all past select queries.