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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Bec, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Bec

    Bec
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    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..
     
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  3. Tom Ellison

    Tom Ellison
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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" <find.ivan@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1131742338.702741.41800@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.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..
    >
     
  4. Bob Alston

    Bob Alston
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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" <find.ivan@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:1131742338.702741.41800@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.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
     
  5. bear

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  6. paul@bullschmidt.com

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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.
     
  7. John Vinson

    John Vinson
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    On 11 Nov 2005 12:52:18 -0800, "Bec" <find.ivan@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]
     

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