I want to start by re-emphasizing the primacy of tables, not just relative to forms, but to all other Access objects as well. The Database window does not make the essential role of tables clear; the positioning of the buttons makes it seem that tables are merely first among equals (see Figure 6.1). A graphic representation of Access objects that conveyed their relative significance would look more like the solar system. The tables are at the center of the universe; they are, so to speak, the sun. All other objects are planets that merely revolve around tables.