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Microsoft® Office Access 2003 Inside Out by John L. Viescas

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Chapter 6. Importing and Linking Data

You can certainly build all your tables, design queries, forms, and reports, and then enter from scratch all the data into your empty tables. However, in many cases you’ll have some of the data you need lying around in other files. For example, you might have a customer list in a spreadsheet or a text file. Your list of products might be in another non-Access database file. Microsoft Access provides tools to help you bring the data into your new application.

Although you can use Microsoft Access as a self-contained database ...

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