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Microsoft Access 2013 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad

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Creating relationships using lookup fields

The process of creating relationships between tables in web apps is different from creating relationships in desktop databases. In desktop databases, you generally create all the tables and fields you need and then create relationships between the various tables using the Relationship window. However, in web apps, you do both of these steps at the same time through the Lookup Wizard. What this means to you as an Access developer is that you cannot fully complete child tables before you complete the parent tables. For example, in a desktop database, you could create a vendor field in an invoice table to hold the vendor ID even before you created the vendor table itself. After you create the vendors table, ...

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