Appendix A

Leftover, but Important Stuff

There are just a few things that didn’t seem to fit anywhere else in the book but I feel are important enough that I don’t want to leave you without mentioning them.

Cleaning Up After Yourself

You may want to go back through your files and delete the unused fields. For example, in our Contact table, you still have fields Phone1 through Phone4, Web, and FunctionTest. In the Invoice table you still have the Design field. It’s not absolutely necessary to delete these fields. In all likelihood, if you tested the speed of two copies of the file, one with the fields and one without them, even with sophisticated equipment you wouldn’t be able to measure any difference. It just depends on how obsessive you are. ...

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