Access Database Recovery

Why One Should Use Queries instead of Calculated Fields for Access Tables

The article explains why the users should avoid using calculated fields in the database and instead use Queries. MS Access allows its users to create calculated columns (field type) in the table design to perform various calculations, but more often it breaks the rules of normalization. It is therefore recommended to use Queries instead of calculated fields. This article will elaborate this point in detail. Calculated Fields in MS Access Calculated fields are integral part of the...

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How to Easily Use Controls in Subforms in MS Access

The article explains the uses of Subforms in multiple controls on multiple forms and how to acquire information using subforms. Subforms are useful tools in dealing with relational data in tables in Microsoft Access. They allow users to control multiple forms or Queries using a many side relationship. A subform, as the name suggests is part of a main form, and is a part of it. The article will explore the uses and functioning of Subforms in MS Access. Subforms in MS Access Subforms are the...

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Why One Should Avoid Using Memo Fields for Grouping in Access

In this article we would learn the key aspects related to memo fields and learn why they are not really helpful and often result in bugs and truncation. A memo field can store large amount of information, allowing up to 65,536 characters, with various options. In the latest editions of MS Access, it can store up to 1 GB of characters and allows rich text formatting. But it is often suggested to avoid the use of Memo fields for purpose like grouping in MS Access. The article will discuss the...

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