26.2. An Access Database

Like other database management systems, Microsoft Access provides a way to store and manage information. It considers both the tables of data that store your information and the supplement objects that present information and work with it, to be a part of the database. This differs from standard database system terminology, in which only the data itself is considered part of the database. For example, when you use a package such as dBASE IV, you might have an employee database, a client database and a supplier database. Each of the databases are separate files. You would have additional files in your dBASE directory for reports and forms that work with the database. With Access, you could have all three types of information ...

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