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Chapter 13. Locating and Managing Data w... > Creating a Query in Design View

Creating a Query in Design View

Although a wizard can be a big help when you are first learning to create a query, you do not need to use a wizard. If you prefer, you can create a query without the help of a wizard. Instead of answering questions in a series of dialog boxes, you can start working in Design view right away. As you create a query, you can include more than one table or even another query in Design view. You can use comparison operators, such as >, <, or =, to compare field values to constants and other field values in the Criteria box. You can also use logical operators to create criteria combining several expressions, such as >1 AND <5.

Create a Query in Design View

In the Database window, click Queries on the Objects bar.

Click New, click Design View, and then click OK.

Select the table or query you want to use.

Click Add.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 for additional tables or queries, and then click Close.

Double-click each field you want to include in the query from the field list.

In the design grid, enter any desired search criteria in the Criteria box.

Click the list arrow in the Sort box, and then specify a sort order.

Click the Save button, type a name for the query, and then click OK.


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