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

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Creating Access Tables

Let's turn now to the specifics of creating Access tables for storing your data. Basically five ways exist for creating a new Access table:

  • Use the Table Wizard

  • Enter data directly into a datasheet

  • Import data or link to an external source

  • Use a Make Table query

  • Build the table in Design view

I will focus on the last choice of starting from scratch in Design view, which is usually preferred. Importing and linking are discussed in Chapter 13, “Importing and Exporting,” and make-table queries are described in Chapter 9, “Queries, Part II.” That leaves using the Table Wizard and entering data into a datasheet, both of which I quickly dispose of now.

Table Wizard

The Table Wizard is of some use, but not for its intended purpose ...

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