Access | Importing data exercise | Billionaires and companies - import data

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Software ==> Access  (66 exercises)
Version ==> Access 2010 and later
Topic ==> Importing data  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> Access training
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Create a new database called Wealth (or import the tables below into an existing database that you are using).

Open the workbook in the folder above, and make changes to it so that it will import sensibly.  Note, however:

  • Since not all of the billionaires have an Age field filled in, we will leave this as NA where entered and see what happens
  • Although you can change the D.O.B. field heading, the actual data we will leave as it is.
  • Although all of the other data is correct as of November 2006, the dates of birth have been made up (sorry ...).

Import the worksheets shown into two separate tables.  You should end up with:

  • 100 companies
  • 100 billionaires
  • A table containing any errors found

What has Access done with the billionaires whose ages contained errors?

What happens if you try to turn the date of birth field into the Date/Time field type?  How might you get round this?

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