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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Understanding the Properties of Tables and Fields

Before you add a table to a database that you have created or to one of the sample databases supplied with Access, you need to know the terms and conventions that Access uses to describe the structure of a table and the fields that contain the table's data items. With Access, you specify properties of tables and fields.

▸▸ See Working with Data Dictionaries

Properties of Access tables apply to the table as a whole. Entering table properties is optional. You enter properties of tables in text boxes of the Table Properties window (see Figure 4.5), which you display by clicking the toolbar's Properties ...

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