Microsoft Access provides users with one of the simplest and most flexible DBMS solutions on the market today. Regular users of Microsoft products will enjoy the familiar Windows “look and feel” as well as the tight integration with other Microsoft Office family products. An abundance of wizards lessen the complexity of administrative tasks and the ever-present Microsoft Office Helper (you know… the paper clip!) is available for those who care to use it. Before purchasing Microsoft Access, be sure that your system meets minimum system requirements of Microsoft. To further our discussion, let’s first examine three of the major components of Microsoft Access that most database users will encounter – tables, queries, forms. Once we’ve completed that we’ll look at the added benefits of reports, web integration and SQL Server integration.

Microsoft Access helps to stores data according to the format decided by Microsoft Access Jet Database Engine. In addition it can also be used for importing data from other Microsoft Access databases like Excel, SharePoint lists, text, XML, Outlook, HTML, dBase, Paradox, Lotus 1-2-3, or any ODBC-compliant data container which may contain data from Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL. This application is supported by Visual Basic which is an object oriented programming language.

Microsoft Access helps to improve the efficiency of your database experience. User would be able to add a date or time stamp to desired database. You need to follow as directed: Explore the desired Microsoft Access database to which you want to add a date or time stamp. Under the left window pane, make a double click where you want to place date and time stamp. Underneath the Office Ribbon you will get View menu, which is a drop-down menu, select the “Design view”. Under the Field Name column, click on a cell. You have to specify a name of the column. In the Data Type column, click the word Text and select Date/Time from the drop-down menu. On the bottom of the screen of Field Properties window type “Now()” (without the quotes) against the Default Value box. Press the Microsoft Office button, to save the desired changes. Now you can create a new record and see whether it is taking the added Date/Time.

Microsoft Access helps to use a template to create Microsoft Access Database. Now, you can start developing your database. After getting your template selected, open the application Microsoft Access. However if you have already opened it then give a restart to your system. Select the source of your template. Now, if you have the will to use the template on local system then select “Local Templates.” Otherwise you can go online. When you navigate to a template source, you would be able to view all the template available on the source over a right window pane. Now select only single template and start the process. First stage is to give a name to your database file. You also have the option to change the location of your access database from the default. After getting the access database you can load or enter your data.

Microsoft Access helps to view and edit SQL in Microsoft Access. User would be able to tweak SQL code and use SQL syntax. You may get few exceptions in using syntax like LIMIT TO xx ROWS clause. Let’s get the method to edit SQL. Explore Microsoft Access 2007. Select the database containing the SQL query you wish to view or edit. You should locate the SQL query in Object Explorer and run the program. Navigate the Ribbon and pull down the view menu and select SQL view. Against the query you will get SQL statement. Under the query tab you can edit the SQL and save it.