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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Access 2002 in 21 Days by Craig Eddy, Paul Cassel, Jon Price

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Chapter 1. Database Concepts

Most people who try to use Access either use it poorly or fail to use it at all. In the first few sections of this book, you will learn about the use of Access as a relational database and other database concepts. These database concepts are important in learning to use Access properly.

Today You Will Learn

In today’s lesson you will learn these fundamental concepts:

  • The difference between data and information

  • How to change data into information

  • The relational model that Access uses

  • Relationship types

  • An introduction to normalization

  • Informally stated rules for data structures

  • The mission of Access in this world

  • Examples of converting data to information

  • Hardware requirements and maintenance notes

In this lesson, you will notice ...

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