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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Creating a Table in Design View

You could continue to use Application Parts and Data Type Parts to build some of the other tables in the Contact Tracking database to mimic those in Conrad Systems Contacts. However, you’ll find it very useful to learn the mechanics of building a table from scratch, so now is a good time to explore Design view and learn how to build tables without using Application Parts or Data Type Parts. Application Parts offer only a few choices for sample tables, and there is no way to pick and choose which fields to include or exclude. By working in Design view, you’ll see many additional features that you can use to customize the way your tables (and any queries, forms, or reports built on these tables) work when creating ...

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