Use Access expressions

Expressions turn raw data into meaningful information and are one of the most powerful features of Access. For example, you can validate data by requiring a positive number, create a calculated column that displays a total price, or subtotal a section of data in a grouped report. There’s a lot you can do with expressions. To make sure you get to the right topic for your needs, use the following decision-maker.

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Get an overview

Introduction to expressions

Learn how to create expressions step-by-step

Learn to build an expression

Learn about the Expression Builder

Use the Expression Builder

Find many examples

Examples of expressions

Get syntax details

Guide to expression syntax

Fix a common problem with expressions

Why does Access want me to enter a parameter value?

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