A Microsoft Access append query can be used to add records to an existing database table.
Summary This article shows you how to modify query properties in Microsoft Access. This information is useful if you want to perform such tasks as: Change the display of fields.
Create top value write access query criteria like. Add an alias for a table. Change field captions and formatting.
In some versions of Access, the property sheet will open and default to the "Field List Properties". To display the Query Properties, left-click in an empty space in the query design window.
The following table lists all the query properties and explains what each one is used for. Property Name Description Description You can use the Description property to provide information about objects contained in the Database window, as well as about individual table or query fields.
Default View You can use the DefaultView property to specify the opening view of a query. Output All Fields You can use the OutputAllFields property to show all fields in the query's underlying data source and in the field list of a form or report.
Setting this property is an easy way to show all fields without having to click the Show box in the query design grid for each field in the query. Top Values You can use the TopValues property to return a specified number of records or a percentage of records that meet the criteria that you specify.
For example, you might want to return the top 10 values or the top 25 percent of all values in a field. Unique Values You can use the UniqueValues property when you want to omit records that contain duplicate data in the fields displayed in Datasheet view.
For example, if a query's output includes more than one field, the combination of values from all fields must be unique for a particular record to be included in the results. Unique Records You can use the UniqueRecords property to specify whether to return only unique records based on all fields in the underlying data source, not just those fields present in the query itself.
Run Permissions You can use the RunPermissions property in a multiuser environment with a secure workgroup to override the existing user permissions.
This allows you to view a query or run an append, delete, make-table, or update query that you otherwise wouldn't have permission to run. If the owner sets the RunPermissions property to specify the owner's permissions, you can run an append query to add records to a table.
Source Database The SourceDatabase property specifies the external database in which the source tables or queries for a query reside.
Source Connect Str The SourceConnectStr property specifies the name of the application used to create an external database. Record Locks You can use the RecordLocks property to determine how records are locked and what happens when two users try to edit the same record at the same time.
Recordset Type You can use the RecordsetType property to specify what kind of recordset is available. By setting this property to zero 0no time-out will occur. Filter You can use the Filter property to specify a subset of records to be displayed when a filter is applied to a form, report, query, or table.
Order By You can use the OrderBy property to specify how you want to sort records in a form, query, report, or table.Working with Simple Criteria. Figure The design of a query with criteria for Contact Title and State.
Click the Run button to run the query. Access displays the word Like in the criteria cell before a wildcard criterion. It is not necessary to type the word Like in the criterion cell before the criterion. output fields for query results, your query not only groups the records based on criteria you specify, but also provides information to check the query.
You can assign a . Feb 15, · MS Access Queries: Using same criteria in multiple fields? I would like to be able to write a query to show me all of the systems that utilize a particular component.
Using same criteria. Aug 17, · When I type in "Like *Mon*" in the criteria for the query, it returns only those results that contain Monday which is perfect. However, I would like to link the form to the query so that when I type in "Mon" in the text box on the form, and then run the query, only the records that contain "Mon" show.
I would like to filter all the rows that are: field like "*AA*" and field not like "*BB*" But this is returning everything instead of showing all the rows that contains AA and doesn't contain BB..
well now it works like expected, just restarted ms access. This SQL LIKE condition example returns all suppliers whose name starts with H and ends in %. For example, it would return a value such as 'Hello%'. You can also use the escape character with the _ character in the SQL LIKE condition.