Chapter 2. The Many Faces of Microsoft Access

Before you explore the many features of Microsoft Access, it’s worth spending a little time looking it over and "kicking the tires." This chapter helps you understand the relationships between the main components in Access and shows you how to move around within the database management system.

The Architecture of Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access calls anything that can have a name an object. Within an Access database, the main objects are tables, queries, forms, reports, data access pages, macros, and modules.

If you have worked with other database ...

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