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Query Tricks

Every Access expert stocks his or her database with a few (or a few dozen) useful queries that simplify day-to-day tasks. Create queries that chew through avalanches of information and present exactly what you need to see. But as Access masters know, there's much more power lurking just beneath the surface of the query design window.

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to carry out calculations in a query and perform summaries that boil columns of numbers down to neat totals. You'll also learn how to write super-intelligent filter expressions and how to create dynamic queries that ask for information every time you run them. These techniques are indispensable to the repertoire of any true query fanatic.