Updating a table in access


INSERT INTO statements are commonly referred to as append queries.To add one record to a table, you must use the field list to define which fields to put the data in, and then you must supply the data itself in a value list. For example, the following statement will insert the values "1", "Kelly", and "Jill" into the Customer ID, Last Name, and First Name fields, respectively.However when I make a selection query (same way as above without the update option) it neatly displays the connected ID (primary key) and the two fields I like to manipulate.I tried both the "linked" and "copy into new table" options. I spent a few hours delving in this issue this morning.

In both cases, you use the SQL statement INSERT INTO to accomplish the task.

Instead, a typical Access database is a a collection of tables, plus a set of objects built around those tables — forms, reports, queries, and so on.

In addition, those objects must adhere to a set of design principles or the database will either work poorly or fail altogether.

Large updates become much easier to perform when you understand some of the basic principles of database design.

An Access database is not a file in the same sense as a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document or a Microsoft Office Power Point 2007 slide deck.

Microsoft Office Access 2007 provides a number of tools for updating existing records, including datasheets, forms, queries, find-and-replace, and the new Data Collection feature.

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