Newbie developing database for live use! (1 Viewer)

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Hi all, I'm new to Access and have managed to rope myself into designing a database for live use for one of my work units. I have an intermediate knowledge of Excel and am definitely learning Access at a rate of knots through YouTube tutorials, AW and SO forums, and a lot of trial and error!

I live in Queensland and love dogs, sci-fi/fantasy novels, and world/empire building games.

Thankyou all already for the help you have provided, and looking forward to learning more from you all!
 

Jon

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Welcome to the forums! We are the most active Microsoft Access community on the internet by far, with posts going back over 20 years!

To get started, I highly recommend you read the post below. It contains important information for all new users to this forum.

https://www.access-programmers.co.uk/forums/threads/new-member-read-me-first.223250/

We look forward to having you around here, learning stuff and having fun!
 

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Hello and welcome to AWF!
 

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Hi. Welcome to AWF!
 

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That's a painful sounding username, welcome! :)
 

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@HeadAgainstABrickWall2021 ,g'day. I live in queensland too. I've been with the forum for a few years & have obtained excellet support from forum members of which i'm eternally grateful. I use all the sources mentioned in previous posts as well as a few textbooks & google. Access is not easy to learn, but the sense of achievement is rewarding to me. Welcome.
 

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I have an intermediate knowledge of Excel and am definitely learning Access at a rate of knots

Hi, and welcome!

The main problem for people moving from Excel to Access is you need to make a fundamental shift in how you think about your data.

I've written a Blog to help people transfer their Excel type data to MS Access data, along with comprehensive explanations of why and how. It's on my website here:-

Excel in Access
 

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@Uncle Gizmo , totally agree & from experience, also don't get hijacked by "excelcentric" assistants. I had huge difficulty in convincing my boss that it was bad practice to retain the 'result' of a calculation. To this day he disgrees. He left, i did a rewrite for diferent reasons & took the oportunity to delete his silliness. I estimate 200hrs of work & a significantly more compact database. I'm at peace.
 

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