The value that exists before the Update Query is executed is shown in the next picture .After making entries, when you try to close the query editor, you will be asked whether you want to save and you may give a name to the query.The design view of the table Test Products along with the original table is shown in the next picture. Here have been turned off by setting their values to No.
Future articles will consider cases where more than one table may be involved.
This article uses a table created out of choosing only a few columns from a table in the Northwind database to keep the discussion simple without compromising the concept.
Queries in the main screen of the access file can be easily identified as they are shown with different types of icons.
You may run the Update Query you created by double clicking its icon.
Often to satisfy business requirements there arises a need to change some value or values in a table or tables.
Sometimes it may be to make a change to a large number of records, and sometimes the change will only be applied to individual records — updating a person’s last name or phone number, for example.
If your intention is to perform a bulk update operation, click Yes. To find out more about what this query does, click No to close this message, then open the query in Design view (in the Database window, select the query, and click Design).
To avoid being prompted when you run such queries, on the Tools menu, click Options, then click the Edit/Find tab. Then do one or more of the following: To see which fields will be updated by the query, see the names in the Field row in the design grid.
Creating the table used in the tutorial In a previous article on action queries, the Make Table query was discussed.