Exercise: Import a spreadsheet of films

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Category ==> Access 2010  (66 exercises)
Topic ==> Importing data  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> Access Developers
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In Excel, open the file in the folder above and make any suitable changes to it so that it is ready to be imported into Access:

Access 2010 exercise - Importing data (image 1)

Remember that you cannot have full stops in field names

Create a new database called Films (or use an existing database if you prefer).

Import the films spreadsheet into this database, choosing not to set a primary key (you already have a perfectly good one in the Number field):

Access 2010 exercise - Importing data (image 2)

You should get 294 films

In design view, change the data type of the Year and BoxOffice fields to make them Long Integer (whole numbers) rather than Double (any numbers).

Close down your table and database, saving any changes.

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