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Query

When you pose a question to Access, or any other database management system the question is called a _____. A ______ is simply a question represented in a way that Access can understand.

Wildcards

Two special _________ are available in Microsoft Access. _______ are symbols that represent any character or combination of characters.

Asterisk *

The first of the two wildcards, the ______, represents any collection of characters.

Question Mark

The other wildcard symbol is the __________ which represents any individual character.

Parameter query

To do this, you create a _________, which is a QUERY that prompts for input whenever it is run. Are especially useful in cases where the same QUERY is run frequently with slight changes to one or more or the QUERY'S criteria. By using _________ rather than specific values, you can enter the values for the criterion as the QUERY is run, rather than having to change the QUERY design.

Comparison Operator

If you want something other than the exact match you must enter the appropriate _________. The __________ are > (greater than), >= ( greater than or equal to ), Not (not equal to), <(less than), and <= (less than or equal to).

Compound Criterion

Often you will have more than one criterion that the data for which you are searching must satisfy. This type of criterion is called a __________________.

And Criterion

Two types of compound criteria exist : In an ________, each individual criterion must be true in order for the com pound criterion to be true.

Or Criterion

Conversely, an _______ is true provided either individual criterion is true.

Sort

To order the records in the answer to a query in a particular way, you _____ the records.

Sort Key

The field or fields on which the records are sorted is called the __________.

Primary Sort Key

If you are sorting on more than one field (such as sorting by an amount paid within trainer number), the more important field (Trainer Number) is called the __________.

Secondary Key

And the less important field (Amount Paid) is called the _______________.

Property Sheet

A ___________ is a window containing the various properties of the object.

Top-Value Key

Creating a __________ allows you to quantify the results.

Join Line

Access will draw a line called a, _______, between matching fields in the two tables indicating that the tables are related.

Join Properties

The ________ indicate which records appear in a JOIN of the query. You modify the ________ by right-clicking on the join line.

Calculated Fields

A field that can be computed from other fields is called a ___________.

Aggregate Functions

Is a function that performs some mathematical ________ against a group of records.

Grouping

Sometimes queryies include ______, which means groups of records are created that share some common characteristic.

Cross Tab Query

________ are useful for summarizing data; the result (or the middle) calculates a statistics (sometimes sum, average, count, etc.)

Join

You need to ______ the tables that is to find records in the two tables that have identical values in matching fields.

Design Grid

In the Create Query window, the bottom grid part is called the _______.

Property Sheet

To omit duplicates from a query, use the _______ and change the Unique Values property to Yes.

Answer Field Name:[Field Name]Operator[Field Name]

What is the "syntax" for a calculated field entry?

brackets

In order to create a parameter query, you enter a prompt on the Criteria line of the design grid, enclosed in _____.

J*

To find all companies that start with a J, what would you enter on the criteria line of the appropriate field?

Johns?n

To find all Technicians with the last name of Johnson or Johnsen, what would you enter on the criteria line of the approriate field?

No

When entering a numerical criterion, is it necessary to enter the dollar signs and comma separators?

same line

To create an AND query, enter the criteria on the _______.

separate lines

To create an OR query, enter the criteria on ______; one criterion goes on the criteria line and the other goes on the or line.

Count

Which aggregate function will count the number of records?

Zoom

How do you display the entire entry for a calculated field?

Return Box

How do you restrict the number of records returned in your query results?

Show Box

Which one represents a row that includes a check box to control which fields appear in the results of query?

descending

What order should you sort if you want the higest number on top in the query results?

Query Wizard

You use the _______ to create a crosstab query.

Add Total line - Group By

How do you include grouping in your query results?

Property Sheet

To chance the caption for a field in a query, select the ______ button and enter the new caption on the appropriate line.

1. Check to be sure they are named exactly the same, 2. Check to be sure they have the same datatype, 3. Check to make sure that one table uses that field as its primary key.

What should you do if you added both tables to the query design and there is no join line?

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