Access DB Errors on Opening

I have an Access DB template from Microsoft that I've been modifying to fit a project from one of my piers. I am no DB admin of any kind! I'm simply doing this to broaden my horizons so to speak. So far it seems pretty straight forward, when adding the data, simply some employees using the interface. However, no queries work. Not even simple one's for people that are in the correct table. If I could get pointed in the right direction/s to fix the various aspects, I'd greatly appreciate it!
David SechlerOwnerAsked:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
what is the error you are getting?
the db that you uploaded was created using Access 2010, what version of Access are you using?
Well, I'm not certain I am following your exact description of the problem but I'm seeing a rather substantial glitch in that the query used that the Contacts form is built on (and the only query in the database) is complaining about a calculated column.  You have a single column named "searchable" which is a concatenation of all of the other fields.  The form is trying to reference the individual fields.  If I remove the columns in your query so that it just contains [Contacts.*] which is all fields, it resolves the error and the form will open.
David SechlerOwnerAuthor Commented:
capricorn1, I'm using Access 2010. It's what I'm limited to using in my environment.
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David SechlerOwnerAuthor Commented:
sifugreg, you got it. Fixing that error when opening would be a great start. Can you possibly give me a couple of screen shots to show me what your getting at? I really do appreciate the help. Also if you can point me at some resources to help me build this db moving forward... I know I'll have more tables for different classes, projects, etc. moving forward and I'd like to learn how to link the tables together properly so queries work.
Right mouse click on the query itself and select "design view".  From there, similar to excel, you can highlight the second and  third columns and just delete them.  I've not been an Access developer for many, many years but was completely self taught.  Like you, it was just finding projects and tenacity.  Started with Access version 2.0.  I've now been in SQL for so long I've forgotten more than I remember.    Check out for some simple info.  Any older functionality should be supported although you may have to noodle out the location of menu items.  Use google.  There is a TON of free online training.  There are also good and fairly inexpensive computer based training programs.  Office product support abounds.

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David SechlerOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks again for the help on this sifugreg!  I'll be looking into the resources too. Sorry this took so long to respond too.  Got caught up in the 3 day holiday!
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