Using CONNX with Microsoft Access

Session Overview: Microsoft Access is a popular tool used for accessing, querying, and reporting production data using CONNX. This session will provide you the fundamentals for where and how CONNX is used with Microsoft Access to create queries, analyze database joins, develop reports, and general ad hoc reporting.

Who Should Attend?: Members of IT who are responsible for the optimization and administration of the CONNX Data Dictionary should attend to better understand how to improve the performance and reliability of data access using Microsoft Access and CONNX.

Power Users and Business Technologists who can now take advantage of CONNX to access production data should attend this session. Using Microsoft Access and CONNX, they will have a better understanding of what real-time data access using CONNX will mean to their decision-making capabilities.

Business-Unit Managers and IT Managers are encouraged to attend so they can see what tactical and strategic projects can be accomplished using CONNX through common, easy-to-learn tools, such as Microsoft Access. The principles of how CONNX provides data access through Microsoft Access also apply on a much broader scale to an organization's data access, and business intelligence initiatives.

Methodologies: This session can be held in a classroom or informal one-on-one forum. In either case, attendee participation or interaction is strongly encouraged. Training materials and instruction will be provided to each attendee for review during and following the training. All of the samples created during the hands-on portion of the training will be made available to you for future reference, continued development, or proof of concepts.

Computers used during the training will require a network connection to the CONNX data source, CONNX, and a copy of Microsoft Access. If your organization does not have Microsoft Access, ask your CONNX Sales Representative about providing the software to conduct the training.

Skills You Will Acquire by Completing this Session

Upon completion of this session, you will have learned, practiced, and assimilated the following topics:

  • How to link tables to external CONNX data files.
  • Create a query using CONNX to access production data.
  • Identify when to use snapshots and when to use dynasets.
  • Know how to use a CONNX View for standard, commonly-used queries.
  • Create fields on an Access form to read and write data using CONNX.
  • Create an Access report with CONNX from your production data.


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