Create each of the following queries.
Save each using the qryNN naming convention, with the actual question appended if you wish
- for example, the first query should be saved as qry01
- or, if you wish, as qry01:Where are our publishers located?
All sorts below are ascending, unless otherwise specified. Be sure to put a sort on every value that you use in a query, but pay attention to the order in which the query will sort the values.
01. Get me a list of our publishers and, oh yes, I need to know where they are located.
- show the names of all of the publishers, their states and/or their countries
- sort by the country first, the state second, and then by the name of the publisher
02. We want to spread around our purchases. If I tell you a state, can you tell me what publishers we deal with in that state?
this is a question about US publishers,
so use a criteria on the country field to weed out any publishers who may not have a location in a US state
and a parameter criteria on the state field to select the specific state
- the parameter should permit the user to enter the state abbreviation in the query, remembering that the states are stored in two letter abbreviations
- use your parameter instructions to guide the user to understand what values to enter into the parameter dialog box
- show the names of all of the publishers who are in a certain state
- display only the name, not the state or the country, because the parameter will be the state
Sort by the name of the publisher
03. I wonder how many university-affiliated publishers we deal with. Let me see a list of all of them, sorted by where they are.
show name, city, state, and country fields in the publishers table
for those publishers who have the word
as part of their name
- remember, the word university can be anywhere in a name
- make your parameter so that it will return all records that have the word university as part of the name
- you may need to use a wildcard character, and perhaps use it in more than a single location
Sort by country first, then by state, city, and publisher name, in that order
04. I was just asked about that guy Prinz or Prince or Prens, but I can't remember how his name is spelled? While you're at it, make the query so that we can use it each time we need to find any authors whose names start with the same letters.
- use a parameter query
- show the names of all of those authors whose last names begin in the same fashion
- this query can pull names that begin with any series of letters; they don't have to begin with PR.
Sort by author last name
05. Are we buying too many copies of books? Let's start by finding out the books for which we have more than three copies. We need to see the number of copies, the name of the book, and the name of the publisher. However, we only need to see those publishers who are in the US.
- create a list of titles for which we have more than three copies in stock
- but only show us those titles published by US publishers
this is a touch more complex.
You will need more than a single table for this one,
and this time your criteria needs to return values that meet two different criteria
- a more than criteria
- AS WELL AS a specific criteria
Sort by the number of copies, the name of the book, and the name of the publisher, in that order
06. Are we spending too much money on cheap books. We need a list of the titles (just the titles) of all the books whose retail price is less than $10, but only those titles for which we have bought more than 1 copy. Sort the titles by the number we have in stock, but make sure the titles are arranged alphabetically.
- you need to query on a criteria that will not be displayed in the result - i.e., we don't need to see the price or the number of books
- show only the names of all of those books that have a retail price below a certain amount AND that have the number of books in stock greater than a certain number
- your resultant table will be sorted first by a field that will not be displayed (books costing less than $10, but only those where the value in the number of copies is greater than 1) and secondarily sorted by a field that will be displayed (the titles of the books that meet the first criteria)
Sort by number of copies and then by title
07. Oops, I got that wrong. I meant to say that we want to know the titles of all the books designated as cheap as well as the titles of the books that we have more than one copy of, whether they were cheap or expensive. This time we need to see both the number and the titles, by number first and title second.
- show the names of all of those books that have a price below a certain amount OR that have the number of books in stock greater than a certain number
- show the titles and the number of books in stock, and sort the results in that order
- this one is similar to query 06, but here you need to use two criteria with an OR operation
- pay attention to what needs to show in the resultant table
Sort by number, then by title
08. My hearing is going and sometimes I can't quite distinguish the difference in the pronunciation of words that begin with B from words that begin with P. Thus, when someone asks about our books, I am not sure I understand which one they are asking for so I need a list of both possibilities. While you're at it, make it so that I can call up books that begin with either of any two letters.
- use a multi-part parameter query to do this one
show the names of all of those books whose name begins with either of two letters
(set the parameter so that it will return values for any two letters that are entered into the parameter. Don't restrict it to only B and P.)
- single table simple select, but you need to use a two criteria parameter query to make it truly dynamic, so that you can pull results according to the letters you enter as you ask the question
Don't forget to sort the dataset that is returned