Learn Microsoft Access

A task-oriented textbook.

Ben Welman


May 20, 2024


This the free online version of the textbook Learn Access. This task-oriented textbook is developed especially for students in higher education. It has a lot of attention for creating queries, forms and reports. And contains many exercises.

There are interactive sections in the textbook to help you better understand the content. This interactive content only works if you access this material through a web browser that supports javascript.

Data files

Data files are included with this textbook. You need these to perform the exercises. You can download them in one zip file: Download data files.



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About the author

Ben WelmanI studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Twente. After first teaching chemistry and mathematics at secondary schools for a number of years, I started teaching informatics and statistics at Saxion University of Applied Sciences. From there I switched internally to MeetingPoint, which was mainly involved in developing and supporting e-learning. In 1993 I founded Softwijs, which I stopped end 2018.

After my retirement I have time for my hobbies: billiards, bridge, brewing beer, baking bread and traveling (especially with camper and bike). In addition, besides making textbooks, I still have some time left to delve into data analysis, especially with R and less with Python.

Ben Welman

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