Chapter 16

Using a Database

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding how databases work

arrow Designing a database

arrow Editing a database

arrow Typing information into a database

arrow Closing a database

A database is a program that stores information, such as names, addresses, and phone numbers, or inventory part numbers, shipping dates, customer codes, and any other type of information that you think is worth saving.

To help you store information in a database, Office 2013 comes with the Access database program. Access provides two huge advantages over storing information on paper. First, Access can store literally billions of chunks of information (try doing that with a filing cabinet). Second, Access makes it easy to search and sort through your information in the blink of an eye.

remember.eps The three main advantages of a computer database over a paper database are

Massive storage: The largest computer database can fit ...

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