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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Chapter 4. Working with Access Databases and Tables

The traditional definition of a database is a collection of related data items stored in an organized manner. Access is unique among desktop database development applications for the PC because of its all-encompassing database file structure. A single Access .mdb file can contain data objects—tables, indexes, and queries—as well as application objects—forms, reports, macros, and Access Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code modules. Thus, you can create a complete Access database application stored in a single .mdb file. Most Access developers use two .mdb files: one to contain data objects and one to hold application objects.

This chapter and Chapter 24, "Securing Multiuser Network Applications," ...

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