Chapter 11

Managing Databases with Access

Learning objectives

  • Understand how a database differs from a spreadsheet
  • Demonstrate how to create databases and tables
  • Create queries
  • Create and explain the benefits of forms and reports

Understanding Access Databases

Creating Databases and Tables

Creating Queries

Creating Forms and Reports

A database is a collection of structured data—that is, data in a consistent format. For example, your address book is a database, as is a catalog of items for sale, because the same facts are stored about each instance. In Chapter 10, “Creating Spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel,” you learned how to store structured data in an Excel table, but in many cases the complexity and size of the database make Excel an ...

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