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Help with building an access database.

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Bec
I'm in desperate need of your help..

I need to build an access database and have NO idea how to do this..
Not even where to start..
It IS for school, and am not asking anyone to do my homework for me.. I
am merely asking for help, perhaps pointers as to where to begin..

I've never used access before.. I'm rather cluey when it comes to
computers, and playing around with it I managed to create a table, and
link it to a form, but.. That's as far as I can go..

Anyway.. If anyone would be so kind to help, it'd be greatly
appreciated.

Now, you will note that this will be a very basic database.. It's for a
first year subject in Uni..
So.. As I said.. Any help at all.. Will be very much regarded..

Your first task is to create a Microsoft Access database called
'Assignment4.mdb' (to hold all the data). Once the database has
been created, you will add three tables to it, and these tables must be
in the format set out in the table below.

Table Name Field Data Type
Size/Format
Student
StudentNo Number
Long integer
StudentName Text
25
Suburb Text
25
State Text
25
Country Text
25
PhoneNo Text
10

Course
CourseNo Number
Long integer
CourseName Text
30
ProgramNo Number
Long integer

Program
ProgramNo Number
Long integer
ProgramName Text
30
DateStarted Date/Time
dd/mm/yyyy

Taking
StudentNo Number
Long integer
CourseNo Number
Long integer
Here,

Student Table contains student details and StudentNo is the primary
key. Make some suburb names starting with 'C' and some states
names starting with 'V'. A student can take many courses.
Course contains information about which student has taken which course;
CourseNo is the primary key. Make some Course names starting with
'I'. A course can be offered to many students.
Program contains program details and ProgramNo is the primary key.
Make one Program is started in 2003, one in 2004 and the rest are in
2005. A program has many courses, but a course can only belong to a
program.

Part 2: populating database
Now, populate the following tables with a number of records.
There are in total 20 students where 5 students are International
students.
There are 5 different programs (ie. Degree, eg, Bachelor of Science)
There are 5 different courses for each program (ie. Subject, eg,
Introduction to Information Technology)

Part 3: Create a query
Create a Query to list all the Students with StudentNo, StudentName and
PhoneNo.
Create a query to list the names of the Students and the CourseName
beginning with 'I' that they have taken.
Create a Query that will display all the ProgramNo, ProgramName and
CourseName in ascending alphabetical order for ProgramName.
Create a Query to list all the local Students i.e. who are resident of
Australia.
Create a Query to list the Students who live in a Suburb beginning with
'C' and State beginning with 'V' and find out their telephone
number.

Part 4: Create a Form
Create a user-friendly form for him/her to enter more new Students
names and details into the Database at a later stage.
Enter 5 more Students into the Database using the form you have
created.

Part 5: Generating a Report
Generate a report for Students who took Programs that started in 2005.
Group them by Student's States. The report should contain all
information about the students and use corporate format for this task.
This report is similar to the confirmation of your enrolment statement
in this and other courses.
So; as I said.. I'm stuck.. As basic as the above would seem.. If I
could get a slight explanation of how each part works.. Or how access
as a whole works, how it gathers information, how new information is
entered into an already built database..

It would be greatly appreciated..

Nov 13 '05 #1
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Dear Bec:

Your question requires a book worth of information, or the assistance of
your instructor. It would not seem usual to have such an assignment without
there being any resources at hand. If you exhaust those resources and have
a specific question where we can help, please come back here for the help
you need at that point.

Tom Ellison

"Bec" <fi*******@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g43g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
I'm in desperate need of your help..

I need to build an access database and have NO idea how to do this..
Not even where to start..
It IS for school, and am not asking anyone to do my homework for me.. I
am merely asking for help, perhaps pointers as to where to begin..

I've never used access before.. I'm rather cluey when it comes to
computers, and playing around with it I managed to create a table, and
link it to a form, but.. That's as far as I can go..

Anyway.. If anyone would be so kind to help, it'd be greatly
appreciated.

Now, you will note that this will be a very basic database.. It's for a
first year subject in Uni..
So.. As I said.. Any help at all.. Will be very much regarded..

Your first task is to create a Microsoft Access database called
'Assignment4.mdb' (to hold all the data). Once the database has
been created, you will add three tables to it, and these tables must be
in the format set out in the table below.

Table Name Field Data Type
Size/Format
Student
StudentNo Number
Long integer
StudentName Text
25
Suburb Text
25
State Text
25
Country Text
25
PhoneNo Text
10

Course
CourseNo Number
Long integer
CourseName Text
30
ProgramNo Number
Long integer

Program
ProgramNo Number
Long integer
ProgramName Text
30
DateStarted Date/Time
dd/mm/yyyy

Taking
StudentNo Number
Long integer
CourseNo Number
Long integer
Here,

Student Table contains student details and StudentNo is the primary
key. Make some suburb names starting with 'C' and some states
names starting with 'V'. A student can take many courses.
Course contains information about which student has taken which course;
CourseNo is the primary key. Make some Course names starting with
'I'. A course can be offered to many students.
Program contains program details and ProgramNo is the primary key.
Make one Program is started in 2003, one in 2004 and the rest are in
2005. A program has many courses, but a course can only belong to a
program.

Part 2: populating database
Now, populate the following tables with a number of records.
There are in total 20 students where 5 students are International
students.
There are 5 different programs (ie. Degree, eg, Bachelor of Science)
There are 5 different courses for each program (ie. Subject, eg,
Introduction to Information Technology)

Part 3: Create a query
Create a Query to list all the Students with StudentNo, StudentName and
PhoneNo.
Create a query to list the names of the Students and the CourseName
beginning with 'I' that they have taken.
Create a Query that will display all the ProgramNo, ProgramName and
CourseName in ascending alphabetical order for ProgramName.
Create a Query to list all the local Students i.e. who are resident of
Australia.
Create a Query to list the Students who live in a Suburb beginning with
'C' and State beginning with 'V' and find out their telephone
number.

Part 4: Create a Form
Create a user-friendly form for him/her to enter more new Students
names and details into the Database at a later stage.
Enter 5 more Students into the Database using the form you have
created.

Part 5: Generating a Report
Generate a report for Students who took Programs that started in 2005.
Group them by Student's States. The report should contain all
information about the students and use corporate format for this task.
This report is similar to the confirmation of your enrolment statement
in this and other courses.
So; as I said.. I'm stuck.. As basic as the above would seem.. If I
could get a slight explanation of how each part works.. Or how access
as a whole works, how it gathers information, how new information is
entered into an already built database..

It would be greatly appreciated..

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Tom Ellison wrote:
Dear Bec:

Your question requires a book worth of information, or the assistance of
your instructor. It would not seem usual to have such an assignment without
there being any resources at hand. If you exhaust those resources and have
a specific question where we can help, please come back here for the help
you need at that point.

Tom Ellison

"Bec" <fi*******@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g43g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
I'm in desperate need of your help..

I need to build an access database and have NO idea how to do this..
Not even where to start..
It IS for school, and am not asking anyone to do my homework for me.. I
am merely asking for help, perhaps pointers as to where to begin..

I've never used access before.. I'm rather cluey when it comes to
computers, and playing around with it I managed to create a table, and
link it to a form, but.. That's as far as I can go..

Anyway.. If anyone would be so kind to help, it'd be greatly
appreciated.

Now, you will note that this will be a very basic database.. It's for a
first year subject in Uni..
So.. As I said.. Any help at all.. Will be very much regarded..

Your first task is to create a Microsoft Access database called
'Assignment4.mdb' (to hold all the data). Once the database has
been created, you will add three tables to it, and these tables must be
in the format set out in the table below.

Table Name Field Data Type
Size/Format
Student
StudentNo Number
Long integer
StudentName Text
25
Suburb Text
25
State Text
25
Country Text
25
PhoneNo Text
10

Course
CourseNo Number
Long integer
CourseName Text
30
ProgramNo Number
Long integer

Program
ProgramNo Number
Long integer
ProgramName Text
30
DateStarted Date/Time
dd/mm/yyyy

Taking
StudentNo Number
Long integer
CourseNo Number
Long integer
Here,

Student Table contains student details and StudentNo is the primary
key. Make some suburb names starting with 'C' and some states
names starting with 'V'. A student can take many courses.
Course contains information about which student has taken which course;
CourseNo is the primary key. Make some Course names starting with
'I'. A course can be offered to many students.
Program contains program details and ProgramNo is the primary key.
Make one Program is started in 2003, one in 2004 and the rest are in
2005. A program has many courses, but a course can only belong to a
program.

Part 2: populating database
Now, populate the following tables with a number of records.
There are in total 20 students where 5 students are International
students.
There are 5 different programs (ie. Degree, eg, Bachelor of Science)
There are 5 different courses for each program (ie. Subject, eg,
Introduction to Information Technology)

Part 3: Create a query
Create a Query to list all the Students with StudentNo, StudentName and
PhoneNo.
Create a query to list the names of the Students and the CourseName
beginning with 'I' that they have taken.
Create a Query that will display all the ProgramNo, ProgramName and
CourseName in ascending alphabetical order for ProgramName.
Create a Query to list all the local Students i.e. who are resident of
Australia.
Create a Query to list the Students who live in a Suburb beginning with
'C' and State beginning with 'V' and find out their telephone
number.

Part 4: Create a Form
Create a user-friendly form for him/her to enter more new Students
names and details into the Database at a later stage.
Enter 5 more Students into the Database using the form you have
created.

Part 5: Generating a Report
Generate a report for Students who took Programs that started in 2005.
Group them by Student's States. The report should contain all
information about the students and use corporate format for this task.
This report is similar to the confirmation of your enrolment statement
in this and other courses.
So; as I said.. I'm stuck.. As basic as the above would seem.. If I
could get a slight explanation of how each part works.. Or how access
as a whole works, how it gathers information, how new information is
entered into an already built database..

It would be greatly appreciated..


Go to the library or bookstore and get a book on Access. Or Google for
some online tutorials on Access.

Bob
Nov 13 '05 #3

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Nov 14 '05 #4

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I've got a free sample Access invoices database that you can download
from my site and possibly use as a starting point for your database:

www.Bullschmidt.com/Access

Best regards,
J. Paul Schmidt, Freelance Web and Database Developer
http://www.Bullschmidt.com
Access Database Sample, Web Database Sample, ASP Design Tips
I'm in desperate need of your help..

I need to build an access database and have NO idea how to do this..
Not even where to start..

It IS for school, and am not asking anyone to do my homework for me.. I
am merely asking for help, perhaps pointers as to where to begin..

I've never used access before.. I'm rather cluey when it comes to
computers, and playing around with it I managed to create a table, and
link it to a form, but.. That's as far as I can go..

Anyway.. If anyone would be so kind to help, it'd be greatly
appreciated.


Nov 14 '05 #5

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On 11 Nov 2005 12:52:18 -0800, "Bec" <fi*******@gmail.com> wrote:
I need to build an access database and have NO idea how to do this..
Not even where to start..


Start by talking to your instructor and reading your course materials.

Posting a homework assignment verbatim will not get you much (other
than some sour looks and cold thoughts).

If you have a SPECIFIC problem (say, creating a table using the New
Tables option and getting an error message) we'll be glad to help. But
we don't volunteer our time here to do students' work for them.

John W. Vinson[MVP]
Nov 14 '05 #6

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