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

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The Asia Database

For a change of pace and to give you exposure to another database, in this chapter you'll use the Asia database (AsiaChap10.mdb). The database includes “official” statistics on Asian nations, adapted from the renowned CIA World Factbook (in the public domain at www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook). As with all government stats, they have their limitations. Often they are reliable, but some should be taken with a grain (or megaton) of salt. By their very nature, certain statistics (such as land area) are much more accurate than others (such as GDP per capita).

Let's take a quick look at this database. Copy AsiaChap10.mdb to a convenient folder on your hard drive. Open the database and choose Tools, Relationships to open the ...

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