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Hands-On Microsoft Access: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Access Skills by Bob Schneider

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Key Terms

It's always easier to learn theory when it's directly related to something tangible—especially a detailed, real-world example you can use. But there are a few essential database terms I want you to know right away, so let me introduce them using a make-believe example.

Table

A table is a grid of rows and columns. Often there are gridlines to distinguish the columns and rows, but the lines themselves merely provide visual clarity. Table 1.1 is a table of contact information for the members of the Hoops Club of Littletown, Georgia, which each Sunday gets together to watch an NBA game on TV.

Table 1.1. Table of Contact Information
Last NameFirst NameAddressPhone
MichaelsonHelen659 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Ave.555-6548
HarrelsonGeorge42 Karl Malone ...

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