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Database Management Systems

How to Add a Macro Button to a Form in Access

To add a macro to a form in Access 2013 or 2016:

  1. Create a macro
  2. Now, open the form in Design view
  3. Click the Button icon in the Ribbon (from the DESIGN tab)
  4. In the Form Detail area, click and drag the cursor so that it forms a square or rectangle (i.e. shape of a button). The Command Button Wizard will pop up. Select Miscellaneous > Run Macro and click Next
  5. Select the name of the macro you want to run and click Next
  6. Choose whether to display text or an image on the button and click Next
  7. Give the button a name and click Finish

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How to Export from Access to Excel

To export from Access 2013 or 2016 to Excel:

  1. Open the table or query that contains the data you want to export
  2. Click the Excel download icon (from the EXTERNAL DATA tab on the Ribbon)
  3. Click OK to save the file at the default location. Alternatively, change the location and/or a file name. Select any other options you wish to include under Specify export options
  4. Click Close

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What Is SQL Server Management Studio?

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is the main console of SQL Server.

Screenshot of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in SQL Server 2014.

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is the main console of SQL Server.

SQL Server Management Studio allows you to create and manage your databases as well as administer your SQL Server configuration.

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How to Create a Macro in Access

To create a macro in Microsoft Access 2013 or 2016:

  1. Click Macro from the CREATE tab
  2. Add actions by selecting an action from the combo box
  3. Customise the actions if required
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each action you want to add
  5. Save the macro

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What is an RDBMS?

RDBMS stands for Relational Database Management System.

An RDBMS is a particular type of DBMS that uses a relational model for its databases. An RDBMS therefore enables you to create relational databases.

Relational database management systems have become the most popular type of database system. Most major database management systems are relational. Popular examples include Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Oracle DatabaseMySQL, FileMaker, PostgreSQL, and more below.

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How to Create a Database in MySQL Workbench using the GUI

To create a database in the MySQL Workbench GUI:

  1. Click the “new schema” button on the MySQL Workbench toolbar
  2. Enter a schema name (database name) and its default collation and click Apply
  3. Review the SQL statement and click Apply

The database will now be created, and a message will display advising that the script was successful.

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How to Create a Table in MySQL Workbench using the GUI

To create a table in the MySQL Workbench GUI:

  1. Under the appropriate database in the left navigation pane, right-click Tables and select Create Table...
  2. Enter the table name, add all column names, their data type, constraints, default values, and any other details as required, then click Apply
  3. Review the SQL statement that will be run against the database and click Apply

The table will now be created, and a message will display advising that the script was successful.

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How to Create a Table in SQL Server

To create a table in SQL Server using the GUI:

  1. Ensuring that the right database is expanded in Object Explorer, right click on the Tables icon and select Table... from the contextual menu
  2. A new table will open in Design view. Add the columns, their data types, and column properties.
  3. Save the table (either from the File menu, or by right-clicking on the table tab and selecting Save Table1)

The table will appear in the Object Explorer under the Tables icon for the applicable database.

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How to Create a Database in SQL Server

To create a database in SQL Server using the GUI:

  1. From the Object Explorer, right click on Databases and select New database...
  2. Name the database, adjust settings if required, then click OK

Once you’ve created the database, you can create tables and other database objects. You can also modify any database properties as required.

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How to Create a Table in Access

To create a table in Microsoft Access 2013 or 2016:

  1. Click CREATE from the Ribbon
  2. Click Table

Here’s what that button looks like on the Ribbon:

Screenshot of the CREATE tab of the Ribbon in Microsoft Access 2013

Clicking the “Table” icon from the “CREATE” tab creates a new table.

Those two steps create a blank table.

Once you’ve created your table, you will need to add fields (these will contain the data). You will also need to specify the type of data that the fields will contain (eg, text, number, date, etc).

You can also add extra rules about the type of data that can be entered into each field (eg, that phone numbers should be entered this way, dates should be entered that way, etc), as well as other properties for each field.

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