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Contents Science Bundle - Elementary Create a Query
Grade: K-12
Required products: Tool Factory Database V3
Queries provide an excellent way for students to search for information in a database. Your searches can contain one or many different categories. This tutorial will teach you how to create a query.

Step 1 - In the Table View or Form View click on the Interrogate button on the Database toolbar to open the Interrogate window.

Step 2 - Click the New Query button and name your query.

Step 3 - Click the New Query Line button to open the New Query Line panel.

Step 4 - Determine the search criteria from the Field drop down menu. For an example we will use Hair Color.

Step 5 - Select a condition for the query from the Condition drop down menu. For example we will use = (equals).

Step 6 - Select a value for your query from the value drop down menu.

Step 7 - To add another parameter to the query choose either and or or from the And/Or drop down box.

Step 8 - Click OK (if you put something under And/Or you will repeat the above process to add the next condition).

Step 9 - To activate the query click the check box next to the words Active in the Interrogate window to activate the query. The matches will not be displayed on the page.

Queries are very useful tools for finding records and sorting through databases with lots of information!
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