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Microsoft® Office Access 2003 Step by Step by Online Training Solutions Inc.

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Key Points

  • Microsoft Access is part of The Microsoft Office System, so the basic interface objects—menus, toolbars, dialog boxes—work basically the same as other Office products or other Microsoft Windows applications.

  • A database is the computer equivalent of an organized list of information. The power of a database is in your ability to quickly retrieve precise information from it. In Access, data is organized in tables comprised of columns and rows, called fields and records. Access is a relational database, so you can treat the multiple tables in one database as a single storage area and easily pull information from different tables in whatever order and format suits you.

  • A table is just one of the types of objects that you can work with in Access. ...

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