Finding, Filtering, and Sorting Your Data — Fast
In This Chapter
Locating data with the Find command
Sorting your database
Filtering by selection
Filtering by form
You probably already know what databases do. They help you store, organize, view, and document the information that’s important to you — your personal information, your business-related information, any kind of information you need to keep track of.
Of course, this is not a new concept. People have been storing information for as long as there’ve been people. From making scratches in the dirt to keep count of the number of sheep in the flock to handwritten census information kept in huge ledgers to metal filing cabinets filled with typed lists and reports, man has been using some form of database for a long, long time.
Of course, things are a lot easier now. You can store millions of records in a single computer, and people all over the world can access them, assuming they have permission. Farmers can keep track of their sheep, countries can keep track of their populations, and you can keep track of your friends, ...