Introduction

Welcome to the Microsoft Access 2010 Bible, your personal guide to a powerful, easy-to-use database-management system. This book is in its eleventh revision and has been totally rewritten for Microsoft Access 2010 with new text, new pictures, and a completely new and improved set of example files.

This book examines Access 2010 with more examples than any other Access 2010 book. I strongly believe that Microsoft Access is an excellent database manager and the best desktop and workgroup database-development system available today. My goal with this book is to share what I know about Access and, in the process, help make your work and your life easier.

This book contains everything you need in order to learn Microsoft Access to a mid-advanced level. The book starts off with database basics and builds, chapter by chapter, on topics previously covered. In places where it's essential that you understand previously covered topics, I present the concepts again and review how to perform specific tasks before moving on. Although each chapter is an integral part of the book as a whole, each chapter can also stand on its own and has its own example files. You can read the book in any order you want, skipping from chapter to chapter and from topic to topic. (Note that this book's index is particularly thorough; you can refer to the index to find the location of a particular topic you're interested in.)

The examples in this book have been well thought out to simulate the types of tables, ...

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