action query

A type of query that quickly updates information or deletes selected records from a table. See also crosstab query, select query, and parameter query

active cell

The cell that is currently selected and open for editing.

aggregate function

A function, such as Sum, Avg, or Count, that groups fields and performs calculations on the field values.

append query

A query that adds, or appends, records from one or more tables to the end of one or more tables.


A block of time you schedule on your calendar that has a defined start time and end time, and to which you do not invite other attendees.

appointment window

The program window displaying the form in which you enter information about an appointment.


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