Chapter 2. Creating a New Database

Creating a New Database

Chapter 2 at a Glance

In this chapter you will learn how to:

  • Create a database structure the simple way.

  • Check the work of a wizard.

  • Create tables the simple way.

  • Refine how data is displayed.

  • Manipulate table columns and rows.

Creating the structure for a database is easy. But an empty database is no more useful than an empty Microsoft Office Word document or an empty Microsoft Office Excel worksheet. It is only when you fill, or populate, a database with data in tables that it starts to serve a purpose. As you add queries, forms, and reports, it becomes easier to use. If you customize it with a switchboard ...

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