Chapter 2. Creating Databases and Tables

To use Access, you start by creating a database. Within that database, you can then create tables, forms, reports, and other Access objects that help you organize your data. To help you quickly and easily create a database, Access 2003 includes several database templates, including the Asset Tracking, Event Management, and Time and Billing databases, to name a few. A database template is a predesigned database and contains objects such as tables, reports, and queries for that type of database. If none of the templates suits your needs, you can create a new blank database from scratch.

In addition to providing templates that you can use to create your database, Access 2003 also includes wizards to step you ...

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