Relationships are the fundamental building blocks of complex databases and are critical to designing and working with sophisticated databases. This training is intended for those who are familiar with the basic features of Access but are interested in learning how to define relationships in relational databases and how to create relational queries and forms. Materials also discuss creating lookup fields, and use challenge exercises to help reinforce concepts.
Access: Stucturing and Relating Data
- Explore various types of relationships and create relationships between tables
- Understand how referential integrity rules work
- Build relational queries exploring different join types
- Create lookup fields
- Create a relational form
- Import columns of data from an Excel workbook into an Access table
- Explore the options for cascade update related fields and cascade delete related records
- Understand the basic features of Access
- Create simple tables
- Enter and edit data in tables
- Create simple queries
Enroll in the online course
Follow the appropriate enrollment method below, depending on your IU status.
IU faculty, staff, and students
Join using the self-enroll feature of Canvas (requires IU username and passphrase).Enroll in Access: Structuring and Relating Data (IU: No cost)
Join via IU Expand at a low cost (requires an IU Guest account, a free sign-up for anyone).Enroll in Access: Structuring and Relating Data (Non-IU: $9.99)
This course is part of an IT Training Certificate Series, which awards a certificate on successful completion of a final online exam. Learn more about the Access Essentials Certificate Series.
Materials and Files
For IU learners, if you're interested in the content for this title, but prefer not to enroll in the online course, you can download the PDF and exercise files below.
Note: The PDF and exercise files provided here formed a basis for the online course, but may vary from the online course.