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  1. #1
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    Nov 2019

    Organize my database


    First time using access and I really don't know how to use it.

    This is what I need: I have let's say 50 workshops.

    Each workshop have multiple fields as Technical specs, Description, Objectives, Constraints...

    Many fields have multiple "sub-fields" like the Objectives field: objective 1, objective 2, objective 3...

    How do I create this kind of database ?

    What I wish after the database creation is for example to search for example all the workshops that require a specific constraint and so on...

    I do hope I've made myself clear.

    Thank you very much for any kind of help.

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    ssanfu is online now Master of Nothing
    Windows 7 32bit Access 2010 32bit
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    Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    See this link. Look for "tutorials from RogersAccessLibrary." For practical experience/learning, spend 45-60 minutes and work through at least one or two of them.

    Use the same process with your own database to get the tables and relationships set up. Use pencil and paper and draw (design) your tables. Getting the tables set up and normalized is the critical part.
    "Old Programmer's Rule" is this: If you can't do it on paper then you can't do it in Access. Until you can draw out your tables AND rules for how they change for each function you want to perform, you are going nowhere fast.

    When you think you have the tables designed, post back here to have the forum review the design BEFORE jumping onto the computer. This will save you from banging your head against the wall....
    "Veni, Vidi, Velcro"
    (I came; I saw; I stuck around.)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2019

    OK I'll look into it and spend the necessary time and come back to you when I be done.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Attached is a whitepaper on DB set up.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    removed post sorry!

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