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Faster Smarter Microsoft® Office System -- 2003 Edition by Katherine Murray

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Chapter 17. Working with Your Data

10-Second Summary

  • Sort data records

  • Search for data

  • Create and use queries

  • Work with relationships

  • Back up your data

Now that you’ve got the process of creating databases down, let’s move on to what you’ll actually do with the information you store. Although databases are good for storing information, their primary benefit is that they enable you to work with the data you’ve saved to see data trends, sales results, and future projects in new and enlightening ways. By sorting your data in a certain way, you’ll be able to tell whether you sell more on the West coast or the East coast, for example, thereby helping you decide where to spend your advertising dollars. By searching for your top salespeople in the Northeast ...

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