Most people who run a small business are familiar with word processing and spreadsheets. However, relatively few are familiar with databases, even though the software is easily available and often free. I have written this book with the aim of addressing this knowledge gap.
This book is written with complete database beginners in mind, with an assumption that you have experience of spreadsheets. The book shows you how to create a database from scratch, all the way through to analyzing the data and presenting it in reports. The aim is that you can build the databases presented in the book and use them as a test suite to experiment on.
Four case studies are considered throughout the book. The aim of these case studies is to provide ...