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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Office 2003 in 24 Hours by Greg Perry

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Chapter 17. Access 2003 Basics

Everyone trudges through data at work and at home. With the proliferation of computers, information overload seems to be the norm. A database manager, such as Microsoft Access 2003, enables you to organize your data and turn raw facts and figures into meaningful information. Access processes data details so you can spend your valuable time analyzing results. Suppose that your company keeps thousands of parts in an Access inventory database, and you need to know exactly which part sold the most in Division 7 last April. Access can find the answer for you.

This hour introduces you to the world of databases with Access. The nature of databases makes Access one of the more involved programs in the Office suite. Generally, ...

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