Microsoft Access - How Easy to Learn?

How easy is it to learn?

Looking into a new position and they advise you need a basic knowledge of Access & Excel.

Excel I have no problem with (use it all the time), but never had a play with Access.

Easy? Going to take some time?

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Easy :thumbsup:

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Aye its alright


try ACCESS 97 - further skills by S Coles & J Rowley...will still cover all other years for what you need and its what I recommend to people trying to learn


Out of interest...where is this job, whats the company, whats the salary and whats the phone number?

ODB_69;3442733

Aye its alrighttry ACCESS 97 - further skills by S Coles & J … Aye its alrighttry ACCESS 97 - further skills by S Coles & J Rowley...will still cover all other years for what you need and its what I recommend to people trying to learnOut of interest...where is this job, whats the company, whats the salary and whats the phone number?


:w00t:

Pretty easy.

My job was advertised with a similar spec for access/excel. Sometimes i have to link sets of data together and compile mailing lists etc, it was complicated at first but i soon got used to it

Marina;3442724

Easy :thumbsup:



I wish I could say that, I hated SQL and databases relationships took awhile to get my head round the SQL though.

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Alfonse;3442762

I wish I could say that, I hated SQL and databases relationships took … I wish I could say that, I hated SQL and databases relationships took awhile to get my head round the SQL though.


Personally I hate MS based SQL and think that really all SQL is much better on ORACLE

Easy.....:thumbsup:

yes it's quite easy ... there's a few good online tutorials to get you started if you're interested that are really good (& free!)

ODB_69;3442779

Personally I hate MS based SQL and think that really all SQL is much … Personally I hate MS based SQL and think that really all SQL is much better on ORACLE



Access has some very odd bits of standard SQL missing or with randomly different syntax which is a PITA, but I've found full blown MsSQL to be miles better, plus the query designer in MSSQL SMS is a absolute joy compared to the one in Access!

As for the OP, Access is easy to learn, difficult to master.

If you can learn SQL and get good at it you can earn a stack, my mate used to be on 100K a year in London. . .

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steve1221;3444667

If you can learn SQL and get good at it you can earn a stack, my mate … If you can learn SQL and get good at it you can earn a stack, my mate used to be on 100K a year in London. . .


used to........................


anyway, to the OP; free courses on Access here:-

e2learn.co.uk/sho…=13

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Thanks everyone, much appreciated...
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