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Access Tutorial

Microsoft Access is a unique tool released by Microsoft that provides both the functionality of a database and the programming capabilities to create end-user screens. Each version of Access can "look and feel" completely different from another.

We've divided the Access tutorial into mini-tutorials to cover topics such as Forms, Combo Boxes, Reports, etc. This should make it easier to learn the area of Microsoft Access that you are most interested in.


There are no prequisities for these Access tutorials. You should be able to easily understand and learn the basic concepts of Access as you progress to the more advanced topics.

Select the tutorial that matches your version of Access!

Now, let's get started!

Or jump directly to a topic in Access:

MsAccess Objects

Tables Tables in the Database
Queries Queries such as SELECT, APPEND, UPDATE, and DELETE
Forms User Interface for the Database
Reports Reports for the Database
Modules / VBA Code Modules that contain VBA code

MsAccess Controls

Combo Boxes Object that allows user to select an item from a drop down list
Text Boxes Object that allows user to enter a value manually
Subforms A Form within a Form
Constants MsgBox and VarType Constants
Date/Time Issues dealing with Date/Time

MsAccess Functions

Functions - Alphabetical Microsoft Access functions listed alphabetically
Functions - Category Microsoft Access functions listed by category (string, date, etc)

MsAccess Switchboard, Security and Database

Switchboard Switchboard navigation
Security Security configurations within Access
Database Database and Navigation Pane

MsAccess Tutorials

Access Tutorials Access Tutorials on Forms, Combo Boxes, Reports, etc

MsAccess Programming Standards and Hot Keys

Programming Standards Programming Standards such as setting up Tables
Shortcuts/Hot Keys Shortcut keys to help save time

MsAccess Question and Answer

Question & Answer Various questions and answers